Dark And Darker Build Incorrect Version Error
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How to fix build version incorrect error in Dark and Darker

Too dark, too darker.

Booting up Dark and Darker and getting the build incorrect version error can be very frustrating, especially if all you’re looking to do that evening is be mercilessly killed in dark corridors. Here is how you can quickly fix it and get back in the game.

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How to fix the build incorrect version problem

Ironmace has addressed the issue of people receiving the build version incorrect error in Dark and Darker and is working on a fix. However, it is possible to fix it yourself using one of the methods listed below. All of these have been tried and tested by various players.

Dark And Darker Build Incorrect Version Error 2
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Validate your files

Validating files on Steam will make the program run through all the necessary files for Dark and Darker and ensure you’re running the correct version without errors. The steps to doing this are simple.

  • Open Steam and navigate to your Library.
  • Find Dark and Darker in the list on the left.
  • Right-click and select Properties.
  • Click on Installed Files.
  • Here, choose the option to Verify integrity of game files.

This will then run through the game’s files, checking for anything missing. If you have an error in your game files, Dark and Darker will display the build incorrect version message and not allow you to continue with the game.

Verifying will also check for any updates. If there are some pending that have somehow slipped between Steam’s fingers, this will force them to download.

Wait for the update

If this doesn’t fix your build incorrect version message in Dark and Darker, you may need to wait for Ironmace to update their game. Keep an eye on the community hub of the game for updates from the studio. If the problem persists, this is most likely an issue on the developer’s end. The game is still in early access, and there are sure to be a few bugs.

Check back in a few hours to see if the servers are back online and the hotfix for Dark and Darker has been rolled out.

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