How to Make the Loop Hero Run Faster and Harder

If you’re the type to enjoy the agony of rogue progress and city-building (sort of), you owe it to yourself to give Loop Hero a try. Heck, you can even get the Loop Hero demo that’s been removed from Steam long ago but can be re-downloaded from this handy website .

While I enjoy semi-idle gameplay, Loop Hero has one quirk that drives me crazy: it’s not fast enough. The normal game speed is icy, and the “2X” speed is more like normal. There are times when you don’t need to pay attention to the various automated battles your little hero gets into as they zip around the battlefield you create. Being able to quickly go through things that don’t matter and pause when you need to take action is a much more fun way to play the game. And when those fights are slow, well, the repetitive nature of the game – albeit inherently fun – can be a little addictive.

Solution? Hack, of course. As it turns out, you can edit one of Loop Hero’s config files to speed up the game. However, as a number of resourceful gamers have discovered, this can complicate the game a little , as some effects that are designed to run on a timer independent of the actual game speed will fire in half if you, say, run Loop Hero in half the time.

This is how I have been playing the game for the last week and it hasn’t been a problem. Admittedly, I’m playing the Rogue class, which is probably the least susceptible to any of these shenanigans; If you want to become a master necromancer, you need to make sure that you don’t make the game too fast or make the strategy of the summoned creatures almost useless .

Anyway, until developer Four Quarters adds more speed options to the game (yes, they will), I think it’s worth giving yourself some digital caffeine. To get started, just open the game installation folder and find the variables.ini file. Open it and find the “game_speed” parameter under the “[game]” heading.

By default, this variable is set to 60. Double this number to double the speed. You can enter any number you want, so you do not need to stick to the usual 1.5 or 2. Enter the number “97” if you find this gameplay most comfortable for you.

And of course you can trick and tweak other variables if you like, but I would not recommend that. Enjoy the semi-difficult experience as it is: faster and arguably harder. You will lose a lot of fun and replayability if you just use god mode to the end. Believe me.

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