Any free codes to rollback Europa Universalis 4 and other Paradox games without using their official forum?

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I would like to play a modded older versions of some Paradox games.

Is there any free code for doing the rollback to previous versions on steam? Or any other way to rollback without using their official forum and without linking my steam account to them? Even beside the privacy issues and personal dislike for their forum and for them, their "correct procedure" to do the rollback is an annoying mess.


Best Answer

Unfortunately there isn't.

The reason why they have that procedure in the first place is explained in this Steam Community post. All the Paradox games before October 1st 2018 were not compliant with the new EU GDRP. They used the player's personal information in ways which now required explicit consent, and those older versions didn't include a way to ask for that. So the regular way to downgrade a Steam game - by abusing the beta program functionality and make each past version a public beta - was no longer legal.

Their way to get the permission of a customer and to prove to the authorities that they indeed have that permission is by requesting a key for a private beta invite through their forum system, which allows them to show the player their privacy policy.

Note that this key unlocking procedure only applies to game versions released before they became GDPR-compliant. According to this forum post, the following Paradox games should be available on Steam as public betas from these versions on:

  • Europa Universalis IV: 1.27 and onward
  • Hearts of Iron IV: 1.5.4 and onward
  • Stellaris: 2.1.3 and onward
  • Crusader Kings: 2.8.3.4 and onward



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How do I revert to previous EU4?

Right-Click EU4 in your Steam Library. Select Properties, select the Betas tab. Click on the drop down menu at the top, which should say "NONE - Opt out of all beta programs". Here you can select all the old versions to play, all the way down to 1.4.

Is Europa Universalis free on Epic Games?

Paradox grand strategy Europa Universalis 4 is currently free on the Epic Games Store.

How do you get the paradox code Plaza?

To get the codes for previous versions:Go to https://accounts.paradoxplaza.com/games and log in (or create) your Paradox Account. You will have to link your Steam and Paradox accounts to see your games - where your codes will be listed.

What are the best mods for EU4?

Here are the best EU4 mods:
  • Voltaire's Nightmare II.
  • Imperium Universalis.
  • Veritas Et Fortitudo.
  • Extended Timeline.
  • The Idea Variation.
  • Graphical Map Improvements.
  • Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
  • EU4 Music Mods.





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