Loop Hero Exploit Lets Game Run Faster
Some Loop Hero players want to play the game at a faster speed, and are finding ways outside of the game’s intentions to make it happen.
The release of Loop Hero, a unique roguelite that mixes deckbuilding and RPG elements, is quickly garnering attention. Loop Hero has tens of thousands of viewers on Twitch, is nearing Steam’s top 10 games by concurrent player count, and already has an active online community. One great example of how Loop Hero‘s community is coming together is the discovery of a .ini file allowing players to manipulate the game in interesting ways, including speeding up gameplay.
Loop Hero‘s speed options in-game are limiting, so some players are itching for a speed even faster than what’s provided. In Loop Hero‘s endgame things can really slow down as players fill out the map and start farming for crafting resources. That led to players finding the “variables.ini” file in Loop Hero‘s game directory. Opening this file with a text editor allows the player to make changes, and game_speed is one of the values that can be edited.
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Editing this file doesn’t come entirely consequence-free, however. While Loop Hero‘s achievements are still unlockable after making changes to the .ini file, the game itself doesn’t necessarily work right when the game_speed is raised above 60. Exactly how the game breaks down isn’t entirely clear. Some say regen and healing doesn’t work right, others say Loot Hero‘s resources aren’t earned in the correct amount. Players should be careful doing this, but for some fans a bit of extra speed may be worth the risk.
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— FourQuarters team (@_FQteam) March 5, 2021
Alternatively, some players are already using cheat engines or trainers to manipulate the game. These are separate apps that run in the background of games like Loop Hero and do more intense things to the game. They can make the game run faster naturally or refill health, for example, as opposed to relying on file manipulation. These come with separate and more severe issues, as some of these apps can be untrustworthy to install.
The best course of action for Loop Hero players who want faster action may be to wait. If players tell Loop Hero‘s developer Four Quarters that they want an option for faster combat, Four Quarters may implement it going forward.
Four Quarters has already issued its first hotfixes for Loop Hero. These fixes, published on Saturday, address a variety of bugs and errors that have been discovered since launch. For example, the third boss has been nerfed, road tiles will no longer randomly change into wastelands, and several typos have been fixed. Suffice to say, Four Quarters looks like it will be quick to support Loop Hero and its large playerbase as necessary.
Loop Hero is available now on PC.
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Source: PC Gamer
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