Resetting the Audiosurf Demo
Unfortunately it will take some time to process my payment, so I started looking around in Steam. I really liked the idea of a central game distribution platform so I looked around to see which options and features Steam has. On the "My Games" tab I clicked on "properties" while Audiosurf was selected, and after some clicking around I noticed the "verify the integrity of game cache..." button. I runned the check, and after some more clicking around I launched Audiosurf again because I hoped they processed my payment so I could play again. At first I saw the word "demo" in the main screen, but I also noticed that my play counter was reset.
So I happily played four tracks again, and started investigating why my play counter was reset to 0. After trying some options in Steam I checked the game cache integrity again and started Audiosurf again. And voila, the play counter was set to 0.
I 'raced' some 20 tracks so far, and I still like it. Unfortunately I've got little spare time recently, because I need to spend about 80 hours a week to get my schoolwork done , but Audiosurf is a great game to play in a break for 10 minutes or so.
...but you also have to pay taxes, so it is a little more. Still, not much. Funny game. Have to give it a better try to see if I want to buy it, but the idea and the way it is designed is very cool.only $9.95 which is a lousy 6.50 euros with the current exchange rate
How long did it take before your game was switched to full mode? I bought it too, but it is not yet set to full mode
Anyways, thanks to this "hack" I can play it unlimited
Leave Steam running, not logged in (though I don't think this matters). Make sure you have a clean install of Audiosurf that you've run once and haven't played any songs.
Set \steam\steamapps\common\audiosurf\engine\Support\SavedConstants.cgr as a read-only file.
You have to restart the demo every four songs, but it'll prevent Audiosurf from writing the fact that you've used all the songs to a file. It should also keep the song cache, local highscores, etc. It will, however, reset all the settings (such as your online login, screen resolution, unlocked characters). So it's rather crippled.
Alternatively you can back the Audiosurf installation folder when it's "unused" state, and just delete the used one and recopy the files across fresh. This takes a bit longer, but saves having to worry about steam.
PayPal is too slow.
Then I played some songs, and no limit ever popped up. Bizarre... Even after quitting and restarting the game, it still didn't give me a limit. I was able to start an account, and can comment on songs and everything.
The only thing missing from the game's functionality is the ability to obtain achievements, I think, because I've gotten stealth before on ninja mono on fairly long songs, and when I look under the achievements-list I don't see any that I've actually gotten. Still, it's a very fun game it's pretty nice having a demo that functions as well as the full game...
You made my day
I gotta say two things here:
1. Why would anyone ever play anything other than Mono/pro? XD
2. I have to disagree with Atlex about steam taking 6hrs to process payments, it took like 20 seconds for me, I installed and played it in under five minutes. But then again, that might've changed in the last 3 or so years XD
Anyway, I hope this little trick still works (can't check atm) cause it's still (after like, 2-3 years) my favorite game
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