With recent changes the Steam installation process will now by default, look to the Live version of Elite Dangerous for installation, providing the main version of Elite Dangerous with access to future updates.
Legacy will be available as an optional alternative, ready to be installed via selection through the launcher product list.
The following guide offers answers to potential questions and outlines key information.
How does this affect my installation?
The following are a set of scenarios covering what you can expect in certain circumstances when it comes to installing Elite Dangerous going forwards:
I am a non-Odyssey owner with nothing installed: Pressing "Install" on Steam will download the 'Live' version of Elite Dangerous.
I am an Odyssey owner with nothing installed: Pressing "Install" on Steam will download the 'Live' version of Elite Dangerous and Odyssey content.
I own Legacy and have not installed the 'Live' version of Elite Dangerous: Steam will uninstall Legacy as it is no longer the default download and will install the 'Live' version of Elite Dangerous. Legacy will need to be re-installed, if desired.
I am an Odyssey owner with the game already installed: Pressing “Update” on Steam will verify your files, but no changes will occur to the Live version. However the Legacy version will be removed as it is no longer the default and will need to be re-installed, if desired.
I am a non-Odyssey owner, but I have the Live game and Legacy already installed: Pressing "Update" on Steam will verify your files, the 'Live' version of Elite Dangerous will remain however the Legacy version will be removed as it is no longer the default and will need to be re-installed, if desired.
How do I change my installation over to Legacy?
The guide below will outline the steps required to install the Legacy version of Elite Dangerous:
Launch your copy of Elite Dangerous: Whether through Steam, Epic or Standalone, launch Elite Dangerous.
Click 'Versions' on the ED launcher
Look for Legacy Horizons and click to select.
An Install option will appear in the launcher:
Please note; this may take some time to complete and for the installation progress feedback to update.
Play: Once your installation is complete, you should see the "Play" button on the Elite Dangerous launcher. Click the "Play" button, and the game should launch.
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