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Wuss Mode (retired)
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Nov 23, 2015 @ 1:08am
Mar 19, 2016 @ 3:11pm
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Wuss Mode (retired)

This mod is now retired, as SOMA's official Safe Mode is a massive improvement over this mod's content. I highly recommend you use Safe Mode instead.

If you began a save file in Wuss Mode and would like to continue playing, I'm working on a fix but it will likely take a while to implement.

My apologies for any delay, I highly recommend restarting in safe mode but I'll try to fix the issues with it as soon as possible.

This addon renders nearly all enemies in the main story non-hostile during regular gameplay. Surprisingly, it completely changes the atmosphere of the game, often for the better, since the servants of the WAU quietly patrolling the abandoned halls of Pathos-2 have a chilling poignance to them. Puppets slowly stalk you through hallways instead of madly dashing for you, as if they are confused by your presence and don't know what to do with an intruder that shares their flesh and blood. Constructs beg you for structure gel, and angrily chastise you for not sharing, but they cannot take it from you, and as you walk by them, a cold chill overtakes you as you realize they will slowly starve in the inky black depths. Playing it is an incredibly surreal experience, and while I personally prefer the vanilla gameplay, I think for those with weaker countenances, this is certainly a worthwhile way to play. Perfect for wusses who can't take the scares but still want to experience the amazing story and atmosphere of SOMA!

Chase scenes will still happen, as they are necessary to advance the plot, and creatures of the abyss will still bite, but their damage has been reduced to zero.

Mega Link for GOG Users (Put folder in SOMA/Mods): {LINK REMOVED} (Replace * with / )

Alternate Mod Launcher if GOG ModLauncher is not working:

(Also, worst case scenario, if you're having issues and if the Mod Launcher isn't working, download the link above, back up SOMA/scripts, then copy the script folder into your SOMA directory. This will modify the behavior files in the main game, so no need for the mod launcher, just start it up and go.)

For those with a game in progress, to prevent having to start over, first run Soma once with the mod, then copy the files in ...\My Documents\My Games\Soma\Main\YourSteamID_randomnumbers

and paste them in ...\My Documents\My Games\Soma\MainWithAddons\randomnumbers\YourSteamID_randomnumbers

After that, load up a game with the mod activated and you should be good to go!
Popular Discussions View All (9)
Sep 19 @ 11:53am
fatal error loading script file maps/omicron 03_02_omicron_inside_hps
Apr 14, 2017 @ 11:01am
how disable/enable wuss?
Petr [RU]
Aug 2, 2017 @ 11:18am
Chase Scenes?
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thenukeluis Aug 19 @ 6:24am 
...he wrote that he will fix it, read the description if you don't want to look stupid guys.
Voidolt Jun 19 @ 2:16pm 
Without mod i tried to get past to omicron inside (after that i opened the door with code who someone stranger or thing gave me a code and "wants me to go". so i had to go to other door and finally i did it so now i see the bodies and i'm now scared so after that i moved the one save to mainwithaddons and i still keep getting crash... Please fix this mod, i know this mod is retired but i don't wanna play all over again which i'm very very close to end...
Voidolt Jun 19 @ 1:41pm 
I got an achievement while using this mod, but there's another problem.During battery puzzle in omicron i keep getting crash :/
Z3RO Jun 19 @ 1:31pm 
@Voidolt nope, u can get achievements with wuss mode
Voidolt Jun 19 @ 12:53pm 
Does this mod will disable the achievements? Please someone quick anwser me!
Evil Duck Apr 23 @ 8:59am 
So,started playing Soma but dont have the nerves for jumpscares. XD
Is this mod still working,also working with safe mode ?
Ramen Llama Apr 14 @ 7:55am 
no bby this mod was a blast while it lasted. and that vid i made of it got over 100k views bc of your time and energy. sad to see the mod go but cheers for helping some players experience the game in a different way <3
The Dreamer  [author] Jan 1 @ 11:24pm 
@ yyz, Z3RO, Adma

Looking into it, seems like there's a fundamental incompatability with information from Wuss Mode save files in that area and the newly updated map, make sure to hold onto a save file from before arriving at Omicron for when the fix is released.
yyz Dec 31, 2017 @ 4:45am 
I wonder if the dev is looking into this, it's been 24 days now. Hopefully it's just the holiday season that came up :-)
Adma Dec 14, 2017 @ 10:49pm 
I'm having the same problem as Danforth and Pureknight. Love the mod, hope it's something that's fixable! :)