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Hi everyone.
Please excuse my ignorance on this, but, bar the obvious, what does the DLC Blocker Patch here on GOG do ? (It is one of the downloads for Saints Row 3).

Does it stop the program looking for DLC online somewhere ? or does it remove them ?

Thanks in advance for any answers. You're all wonderful. :)
Post edited May 14, 2015 by styggron
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styggron: Hi everyone.
Please excuse my ignorance on this, but, bar the obvious, what does the DLC Blocker Patch here on GOG do ? (It is one of the downloads for Saints Row 3).

Does it stop the program looking for DLC online somewhere ? or does it remove them ?

Thanks in advance for any answers. You're all wonderful. :)
I have yet to use it, but my guess is that, if you just want to play the base game rather than the full package (since it auto installs the DLCs), you can install the patch, and it will make the game think that there are no DLCs installed.
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styggron: Hi everyone.
Please excuse my ignorance on this, but, bar the obvious, what does the DLC Blocker Patch here on GOG do ? (It is one of the downloads for Saints Row 3).

Does it stop the program looking for DLC online somewhere ? or does it remove them ?

Thanks in advance for any answers. You're all wonderful. :)
I think that it just disables (by default) the Bloodsucker Pack and Unlockable Pack, two DLCs that were widely disliked by fans because they unbalance the gameplay. For example, the Unlockable Pack forces you to use "STAG Takeover Assist" to take over one neighborhood, depriving you of the chance to play those missions.

There's no disadvantage to installing the patch, because if you ever want to try one or both of those DLCs you can still enable them by editing gog.ini in the game directory. I recommend installing it.
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styggron: Hi everyone.
Please excuse my ignorance on this, but, bar the obvious, what does the DLC Blocker Patch here on GOG do ? (It is one of the downloads for Saints Row 3).

Does it stop the program looking for DLC online somewhere ? or does it remove them ?

Thanks in advance for any answers. You're all wonderful. :)
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nmorello11: I have yet to use it, but my guess is that, if you just want to play the base game rather than the full package (since it auto installs the DLCs), you can install the patch, and it will make the game think that there are no DLCs installed.
THank you for that.
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styggron: Hi everyone.
Please excuse my ignorance on this, but, bar the obvious, what does the DLC Blocker Patch here on GOG do ? (It is one of the downloads for Saints Row 3).

Does it stop the program looking for DLC online somewhere ? or does it remove them ?

Thanks in advance for any answers. You're all wonderful. :)
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benrg: I think that it just disables (by default) the Bloodsucker Pack and Unlockable Pack, two DLCs that were widely disliked by fans because they unbalance the gameplay. For example, the Unlockable Pack forces you to use "STAG Takeover Assist" to take over one neighborhood, depriving you of the chance to play those missions.

There's no disadvantage to installing the patch, because if you ever want to try one or both of those DLCs you can still enable them by editing gog.ini in the game directory. I recommend installing it.
Sounds like I don't want to install the patch as I have never played any Saints Row I might as well leave the DLCs in there. Thanks heaps for the reply and advice :)
Post edited May 14, 2015 by styggron
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styggron: THank you for that. Sounds like I don't want to install the patch as I have never played any Saints Row I might as well leave the DLCs in there. Thanks heaps for the reply and advice :)
If you play it for the first time you should install the patch, since the DLC unlocks things that are supposed to be earned by playing.
The unlocker is good form people who already completed the game and just want to start a new one with everything unlocked already.
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styggron: THank you for that. Sounds like I don't want to install the patch as I have never played any Saints Row I might as well leave the DLCs in there. Thanks heaps for the reply and advice :)
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toxicTom: If you play it for the first time you should install the patch, since the DLC unlocks things that are supposed to be earned by playing.
The unlocker is good form people who already completed the game and just want to start a new one with everything unlocked already.
Just to repeat: The first time you play the game you really really should disable both of those DLCs as they mess with the gameplay for first time players.
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WingedKagouti: Just to repeat: The first time you play the game you really really should disable both of those DLCs as they mess with the gameplay for first time players.
Yeah, it's like playing an RPG and have the most powerful equipment and magic available right from the beginning.
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styggron: THank you for that. Sounds like I don't want to install the patch as I have never played any Saints Row I might as well leave the DLCs in there. Thanks heaps for the reply and advice :)
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toxicTom: If you play it for the first time you should install the patch, since the DLC unlocks things that are supposed to be earned by playing.
The unlocker is good form people who already completed the game and just want to start a new one with everything unlocked already.
Yes but I don't want to earn things :) I prefer playing with cheats :)
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WingedKagouti: Just to repeat: The first time you play the game you really really should disable both of those DLCs as they mess with the gameplay for first time players.
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toxicTom: Yeah, it's like playing an RPG and have the most powerful equipment and magic available right from the beginning.
Which is how I would play if I played RPG's :)
Post edited May 14, 2015 by styggron
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styggron: Yes but I don't want to earn things :) I prefer playing with cheats :)
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Which is how I would play if I played RPG's :)
Ok, if that is your cup of tea. I prefer a sense of achievement when playing a game.
Post edited May 14, 2015 by toxicTom
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styggron: Yes but I don't want to earn things :) I prefer playing with cheats :)
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Which is how I would play if I played RPG's :)
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toxicTom: Ok, if that is your cup of tea. I prefer a sense of achievement when playing a game.
I too prefer the journey to becoming strong.& feeling like I've earned it.
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toxicTom: Ok, if that is your cup of tea. I prefer a sense of achievement when playing a game.
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Rusty_Gunn: I too prefer the journey to becoming strong.& feeling like I've earned it.
Some games I do some I don't :) I totally understand both your points though.
Thank you again for your kind input.