Resident Evil Village: How to remove 60-minute demo timer on PC

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The third and final demo for Resident Evil Village went live this weekend, giving us our last look at the highly anticipated game before it officially releases on May 7.

The latest Resident Evil Village demo gives us 60 minutes to explore the village and castle areas. However, it appears that those on PC have discovered a way to remove this 60-minute time limit. Over on Steam, there’s a detailed walkthrough for how to remove the limit and enjoy the demo for as long as you want.

Here are the instructions:

"1. Disable Steam Cloud for RE8 Demo2. Download Steam SAM (Steam Achievement Manager)3. Delete Local Savefiles(Located: D:\Steam\userdata\ \1541780\remote\win64_save\Delete those Files.4. Start Steam SAM5. Select RE8 Demo6. Remove Achievements and Stats, confirm.If you run the Demo now, Timer is Reset to 1Hour.You can do that in a couple of Seconds, i even wrote a small tool to do that for me…Info: If you do not want to set the Settings again all the Time, Reset everything, start the Demo to Main Menu, change all Settings you need and Close the game.No go to your Local Save and copy data00-1.bin (this is where those settings are stored)Once you have to reset again, proceed as Step 3 and just add the data00-1.bin you saved to the folder."

Unfortunately, this only works on the PC version of the demo as you can not do all this on Xbox or PlayStation. If you don’t want to go through all the hassle of deleting files, you can also try the Resident Evil Village demo on Google Stadia, which simply requires you to create an account.

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Of course, you can also just simply enjoy the one-hour allotment and then play Resident Evil Village when it launches. We’re less than a week away from its release.

We actually played both demos when they were first released a few weeks ago exclusively on PlayStation. You can read our impressions of the village-focused area here. The castle area is much different in its design, featuring tighter halls and corridors that create a claustrophobic feel.

As a reminder, even though you only have 60 minutes to play, the demo is actually available to try out for an entire week. Capcom extended it until May 9 as a way to give more people a chance to try it. The previous 8-hour windows were just too restrictive for those with a busy schedule.

Have you played the Resident Evil Village demo? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and get ready for the game’s full release on May 7 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam and Stadia.