Fallout 4

Fallout 4

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How to roll-back Fallout 4 update
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If youre using F4SE, it wont work with the newest update until its updated.
Steam Console
Steam has a console that can be enabled by putting putting steam://nav/console or steam://open/console into your browser URL bar, then opening it with steam and it should put you on the page with the console.

The command we are going to use to roll-back is download_depot [GameID] [DepotID] [ManifestID].

Fallout 4's base game ID is 377160.
To find the Depot ID and Manifest ID you need to head to SteamDB.

Once there, put Fallout 4's ID into the search bar and press Enter. In the results click on the one whoose name is 'Fallout 4' (the first one). You should be redirected to SteamDB's Fallout 4 page.

From there go over to the 'Depot' tab and find 'Fallout 4 exe', note its ID, 377162 as we will need it.
After that click on it and navigate over to the 'Manifests' tab.

You will see the Fallout4.exe versions here.
Find the one youre looking for, for now its the previous version (10.50), with the Manifest ID 6449513258100364429.
And we are done, now to finish it off - go back to the steam console.

And we execute the command to get us the 10.50 version of the exe.
download_depot 377160 377162 6449513258100364429

After its executed steam should start downloading it and provide the download location in the console. Take the newly downloaded one and replace the new one with it. And its all done.
Steam console should dissapear next time Steam starts up.

Recommended mods
To automatically backup your .exe's in the future, use this mod.[www.nexusmods.com]

So you can easily downgrade.
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ThatOneGuy Mar 14 @ 2:43am 
Thank you for the excellent guide. I had just finished tweaking mods and getting my load order working to start a new run of the game (after having spent a couple of days testing for and working out kinks), and the update got pushed... Since this was a relatively fresh install I had not backed up the *.exe file. So once again, thank you, this guide saved me a ton of time.
Eris #KeepRandomCrits Jan 28, 2018 @ 7:09am 
try turning off the steam cloud sync. that was causing the crash for me.
Feedback Fox Jan 27, 2018 @ 2:06am 
I personally haven't had any issues with f4se or the new updates, but this guide works like a charm regardless. Great job, this deserves to be top guide for quite some time.
Logan The DOOM Slayer Jan 26, 2018 @ 5:42pm 
my game keeps on crashing when the update released until I starded a new game.....thanks bethesda
capuchin Jan 25, 2018 @ 3:02pm 
F4SE update released!
Custard Cream Jan 25, 2018 @ 1:05am 
Not if you launch it in offline mode?
Hooligan Spooks Jan 24, 2018 @ 12:13pm 
Once again the community steps up. thank you, i hate when updates are forced like this and ruin the few hours out the week i have to play .