PD Howler 11.x for Steam - How to
If you've only installed the straight main
installer of Dogwaffle, it's an easy uninstall the way you
usually do in Steam. Just right-click the program menu item in
Steam and select Uninstall.
But if you did add some extra patches or updates, such as
installing v11.3 or 11.4 on top of the original install, then
you will find that the usual uninstall works only in part. It
doesn't remove all extra files that were added from the extra
This is easily fixed, by going to the folder where the program
was installed. After uninstalling the normal way, look for an
extra uninstaller program, run it, and you should have just a
few empty folders left, which you can delete.
Here are the typical recommended steps, for example with
version 11, after having installed 11.4 on top too.
Right-click the program and select Properties. You will want
to do that before uninstalling, so you already have a window
open on it to easily access what's left over after the first
Go to LOCAL FILES and click Browse Local Files
So tThis is where you had installed it. Keep this window open
Ok, now you can uninstall it.
Accept and do it
After the uninstall as completed, Steam thinks it is gone.
Indeed, most files have been removed. But a few files and
subfolders are left over. They came from the 11.3 or 11.4
updates, and Steam didn't know about those since they were
added by manual installation.
If you had saved some brushes, media of sorts, scripts and
such, you might want to take a safe copy of these.
Then scroll down to see if you have another uninstaller
left: unins001.exe for example
Security Tip: if your Windows is configured to hide
extensions of known file types, you may want to change that to
see which ones are executables.
Run this extra uninstaller. (double-click it, or right-click
and Open it)
The extra uninstall is now done.
There may be just a few empty subfolders left. Check them, if
they're empty, delete them. Then go up one level to the parent
You're now looking at the empty skeleton of what used to be
the Howler installation folder. Nuke it.
Miss it already?
Time to re-install and start waffling and howling again...
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