Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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How to remove enemies
By UncleGwen
Check out my other guide
I also made a guide for Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. I still haven't finished the game so I haven't found all of the bugs yet.
Known Bugs [Spoilers]
1. Chancel

After you've gathered all six orb pieces, you have to go back to the Chancel. Once you enter then Chancel, you are ambushed by Grunts. This is supposed to happen, but because you used this guide, they won't spawn and you can't continue the game. So after you've collected them and re-entered the Nave, Save and Exit your game and re-enable the monsters. Then after they have ambushed you and you have moved on in the story, you can Save and Exit and disable them again.
How to remove enemies

This removes the Grunt, Brute, and Kaernk/Water Monster/Lurker.

1. Go to your Games Library.

2. Right-Click on Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

3. Click on 'Properties'.

4. Go to the Local Files tab.

5. Click on 'Browse Local Game Files'.

6. Go to the 'entities' folder.

7. Minimize the window.

8. Go to your Games Library.

9. Start up Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

10. Launch the game.

11. Don't select a profile yet. (If you are just starting the game, make a new profile and then restart the game. If you are wanting to restart, delete the profile you want to use and relaunch the game).

12. Shift+Tab (default key-bindings) and open up the Steam overlay.

13. Alt+Tab and go to the desktop.

14. Open the Amnesia: The Dark Descent Folder we were using earlier.

15. In the entities folder, rename the 'enemies' folder to anything else.

16. Minimize the Amnesia: The Dark Descent Folder.

17. Alt+Tab and go back to Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

18. Start up your profile and enjoy a monster free game!

19. When you are done playing, (that session of play time), rename the file back to 'enemies'.

Sadly, you have to do this each time you play. Also, this just removes the Monster entities. It does not remove the sequences. For Example: In the Archives, after you solve the book puzzle and get the key, there will still be a bang on the door and when you walk out of the hallway the music will play as if a Grunt was there, but there won't be a Grunt. Even though it isn't a hostile, it is still part of the 'enemies' folder. Another example is in the Refinery. About a minute into the Refinery, you would see a Grunt. But, with this you won't because even though it isn't a hostile, it is still part of the 'enemies' folder.
How to remove Monsters in Justine DLC
I was informed of this by stamatisbakalis2000, all credit to them.

"Guys if you want to remove the enemies that appear in justine rename this folder:
<Amnesia the dark descent folder>\entities\ptest\enemy_suitor
Op please add this to the guide so people see it."

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Piccio81 Apr 2 @ 1:52pm 
i dont know why you want to remove the monsters. Just face your fears lol
Hugames43 Apr 2 @ 1:49pm 
hello, how to remove enemies on amnesia TDD and justine. manipulation does not work
Piccio81 Feb 24 @ 3:09pm 
No the file will always be gone until you re-install the game also face your fears dont play the game without the monsters it defeats the purpose of the game.
Shinraqi Nov 5, 2021 @ 12:01pm 
U know dont afraid ur fear face it yeah i agree it hard asf but trust me once u face it u brave ur self ur fears u will always always be the best for u self u will begin to become CHAD trust me i beat this game and face the monster using bhop lol even moster cant catch me aswell face them and show ur skill dont show them ur shit !!!
BA II Sep 2, 2021 @ 6:49am 
I think that it just stays like that forever until you close the game and open it again
Gunzerker Jun 26, 2021 @ 1:23pm 
What would happen if you don't rename the file back to "enemies"
BA II May 15, 2021 @ 2:05pm 
that's kinda cool man, i love exploring the Amnesia maps, and now i can do it without worrying about any threat
SqueguinGamerKevin Mar 31, 2021 @ 1:19pm 
I'm pretty sure removing all enemies defeats the purpose of the game, but that's just me
Spy149 Oct 3, 2020 @ 10:59pm 
Does this work on the Justine version? damn suitor in the water gate level always kills me
clumsyvampire Sep 20, 2020 @ 9:34pm 
hey everyone complaining in the comments? shut the fuck up! this isn't for you! unless you personally bought the game for everyone who uses this, this has literally nothing to do with you. get a hobby that isn't judging people for how they play THEIR GAME that THEY BOUGHT with THEIR MONEY.