(For MS Store) How to get Mods off the steam workshop without a steam account

Hey folks! Not every mod author provides pak files on their own.
As user of the MS Store version, you might now even have a steam account.

However, there is a somewhat simple way to get files from the workshop.
SteamCMD (the steam command line version) and the fact that you can login anonymously.

How to find Mods / IDs
You can browse the workshop with any browser at https://steamcommunity.com/app/440900/workshop/
Once you found the Mod you are searching for, you can usually finde the Mod ID in the description.
Alternative you can check the Page URL you are on - Example: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2365946321

How to get SteamCMD

  1. Grab steamcmd from http://media.steampowered.com/installer/steamcmd.zip
  2. Extract that archive and simply doubleclick on “steamcmd.exe”

Login and Download
IN SteamCmd type login anonymous to login

You can then download anything you desire with
workshop_download_item 440900 <mod id>

As an example workshop_download_item 440900 2365946321 would download Amunets Deco Collector resulting in
Downloading item 2365946321 ... Success. Downloaded item 2365946321 to "D:\steamcmd\steamapps\workshop\content\440900\2365946321" (296610 bytes)
In that directory you will find AmunetDecoCollector.pak

You can then choose to either copy the file to your Mods directory, or point your modlist.txt to that specific file (full path required)
Based on the previous example → D:\steamcmd\steamapps\workshop\content\440900\2365946321\AmunetDecoCollector.pak


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