FTL: Faster Than Light

FTL: Faster Than Light

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How To Revert FTL To Old Versions
By SYSTEM GLITCH
Maybe you want to use the old fonts and old UI. Maybe your favourite mods no longer work. Whatever your issue, this is the guide for you! This guide will allow you to revert FTL back to an older version of the game.

Now expanded to include 1.6.7 along with 1.5.13

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Credit
Credit goes to Ryuu on Steam for pointing me in the right direction.

Credit goes to /u/GMMan_BZFlag for writing the guide on Reddit.

Credit to InsertCookiesHere for confirming versions.

All the information was pulled from here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/611h5e/guide_how_to_download_older_versions_of_a_game_on/

If I made any mistakes, let me know in the comments.
Steps to take
Basically what you want to do is open up the Steam Console: steam://nav/console

I'm having problems with Steam formatting here, when I test the link Steam claims that the link may be malicious, but it is not; so enter
steam://nav/console
into your browser and it should open this:



Click Open Link and it will open up the console in your Steam Client.

Enter into the console:

For version 1.5.13:
download_depot 212680 212681 3032798599689269105

For version 1.6.7:
download_depot 212680 212681 928569786008768839

It will download the old depo and tell you the location it is saved to once it is complete. Back that folder up into a safe location (you can rename it).

Copy the contents of that folder directly into your FTL folder, and then launch FTL the same way you always have. Enjoy the old version of FTL!

You can find FTL's folder by right clicking FTL in your games list, select "properties", go to the "Local Files" tab, and select "Browse Local Files..."



If the game ever updates, just copy the contents of the depo download back into the FTL folder again.

This is what your FTL will look like again (1.5.13):

SUMMARY
Version 1.5.13

open: steam://nav/console
enter: download_depot 212680 212681 3032798599689269105
Copy contents into FTL folder.
Play through Steam!

Version 1.6.7

open: steam://nav/console
enter: download_depot 212680 212681 928569786008768839
Copy contents into FTL folder.
Play through Steam!
For Linux
Enter in:

Version 1.5.13
download_depot 212680 221002 1265710545481316279

Version 1.6.7
download_depot 212680 221002 6483937313543792180

Thanks to oKruszek for confirming it works.
For Mac
For Version 1.5.13
download_depot 212680 212682 6030655446897811361

For Version 1.6.7

download_depot 212680 212682 6845962699454970909
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34 Comments
SYSTEM GLITCH  [author] Oct 9, 2018 @ 7:51am 
Thanks!
InsertCookiesHere Oct 8, 2018 @ 7:57pm 
The listing for 1.6.1 actually downloads version 1.6.7 instead.
The listing for 1.5.13 is correct though.

Thanks for this guide!
Getting the old UI back is so much nicer.
SYSTEM GLITCH  [author] Oct 4, 2018 @ 9:26am 
Hey can someone confirm which version the 1.6 is? I was looking at my gog version, and it alows me to pick 1.5.13, 1.5.13(A), 1.6.3, 1.6.7, 1.6.8 (the latest). So I was thinking maybe the guide is installing a version other than 1.6.1. Just want to make sure I have things right since I do not have FTL installed on Steam.

Thanks for your help.
anarcher Oct 3, 2018 @ 2:27pm 
:steamhappy:
SYSTEM GLITCH  [author] Oct 3, 2018 @ 9:25am 
Okay guide is updated for 1.6.1 for PC, Mac and Linux.

Enjoy!
SYSTEM GLITCH  [author] Oct 3, 2018 @ 8:48am 
You guys are demanding. lol

Linux: download_depot 212680 221002 6483937313543792180

Mac: download_depot 212680 212682 6845962699454970909

No mistakes this time, no gf demanding my attention (she wanted me to watch her play Killer in Dead By Daylight lol, I think she gets too stressed playing without moral support).

Good luck guys!
anarcher Oct 3, 2018 @ 4:54am 
Can you post the linux and mac depot numbers too?
Flamew1ng Oct 3, 2018 @ 2:41am 
It worked perfectly, everything's working again, thanks. This is the only way to play captains edition anymore after they stopped updating it
SYSTEM GLITCH  [author] Oct 2, 2018 @ 4:10pm 
Hmm I cant see the post i made beow explaining this, maybe i hit delete by accident, not sure.

So this is the command for the last version of FTL:

download_depot 212680 212681 928569786008768839
Ryuu Oct 2, 2018 @ 4:07pm 
Ah, i think steamdb limits how much back in time you can see in some cases. But maybe Steam actually removes older depots.