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Author Topic: How to download workshop mod's as non-steam user.  (Read 17353 times)

Canute

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How to download workshop mod's as non-steam user.
« on: June 23, 2020, 05:57:16 AM »

Hi,
this is for the minority of people who don't use steam for various reason.
Since 95% of all mods are released at the workshop and only a few of the mod author's provide non-steam download link it was sometimes frustrating to get interesting mods.

I discoved some websites which allow to download workshop mods.
http://steamworkshop.download/  (bad expierence since i rarely got he latest version of the mod even after tynan set some flag)
https://steamworkshopdownloader.io/ (worked well, but sometimes overrun and you still need to copy/unzip the mod manualy)

The author of RimPy the offline mod manager add the integration of SteamCMD, a commandline tool from valve itself. SteamCMD allow you to download workshop entries with an anonymous login, so you don't need a steam account.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1847679158
Direct download at the steam description.

Get SteamCMD
https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SteamCMD
Install SteamCMD
Install RimPy
Setup the path's, without using steam let the path for steam mod's empty.
Under Downloader, you can setup SteamCMD (button is down left).

RimPy download and install SteamCMD by it own now. !

First use the browser, to select a workshop mod.
Then use "Add mod to download list" and continue browsing and adding.
"Check for updates", would check for updates from workshop mods and add them to the download list
To remove entries from the download list, double click at them.
Then use "Download" to activate steamCMD and download the mod's from the download list.
They auto. get copied to the Mods folder.

It can't happen that the download with SteamCMD don't work, i encounter that problem serveral times so far.
But i think it is because of your anonymous login and registered user get prefered.
I suggest that you try it again a few hours laters.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 10:56:45 AM by Canute »
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Re: How to download workshop mod's as non-steam user.
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2020, 03:31:00 PM »

I've done stickied this topic!
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Re: How to download workshop mod's as non-steam user.
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 03:36:38 AM »

Have made a video instruction how to download mods with RimPy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTCBsFJvgaw
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Re: How to download workshop mod's as non-steam user.
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2020, 08:25:33 AM »

Thank you very much! I have GOG copy and it is so sad I'm not able to use workshop :(
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Re: How to download workshop mod's as non-steam user.
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2020, 03:55:53 AM »

I'd like to note that there is a 3rd party mod manager called "RimPy" that is amazing, and includes a non-steam downloader from Steam using Steam CMD
This "mod" is simply a database to help auto-sort. You can probably use RimPy to also download the database.
It's seriously amazing.


https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1847679158


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Re: How to download workshop mod's as non-steam user.
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 01:30:07 AM »

Rimpy Setup changed. No need to download SteamCMD manually.
1. Run Rimpy
2. Setup folders to the appropriate folders in upper block
3. Go to Downloader tab and setup SteamCMD (it will be automatically downloaded)
Here is a video instruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTCBsFJvgaw
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