Cozy Grove How To Time Travel Without Changing System clock

A guide on how to change the clock only for the game, without having to change it for your entire system.

To accomplish this we’ll be using RunAsDate by Nirsoft – This utility doesn’t change the current system date and time of your computer, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application by intercepting kernel API calls – https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/run_as_date.html

1. Pre-requisites

2. How to setup RunAsDate to work with Steam

  • Step 1. Copy the RunAsDate files over to your Cozy Grove game directory (you can find it by opening the game properties and selecting browse local files)

Cozy Grove How To Time Travel Without Changing System clock guide

  • Step 2. Make a backup of RunAsDate.exe -> just copy and paste to make a copy
  • Step 3. Make a backup of CozyGrove.exe -> just copy and paste to make a copy

Cozy Grove How To Time Travel Without Changing System clock guide

  • Step 4. Rename the game .exe – CozyGrove.exe to CozyGrove.orig.exe
  • Step 5. Rename the RunAsDate.exe to CozyGrove.exe (this is so Steam knows to launch RunAsDate instead of the game, otherwise RunAsDate gets bypassed and doesn’t work)
    You’ll end up with .exe files looking like so:

Cozy Grove How To Time Travel Without Changing System clock guide

  • Step 6. Open a cmd prompt in your game directory or change directory to the game folder then run the following command:
    mklink /D CozyGrove.orig_Data CozyGrove_Data

    Example:
Cozy Grove How To Time Travel Without Changing System clock guide


  • You’ll see the following result:
Cozy Grove How To Time Travel Without Changing System clock guide


  • We’re making this symlink to avoid the following error without having to actually rename the game directory (which would completely break game updates):
Cozy Grove How To Time Travel Without Changing System clock guide

3. How to use RunAsDate

  • When you launch the game through steam you should something like see this:
Cozy Grove How To Time Travel Without Changing System clock guide

  • Click Browse and point it to the CozyGrove.orig.exe
  • You can use relative time with a setting of 0 to run with the current date/time
  • Or change to absolute time/date in the future to alter the time
  • Note that going BACK in time can result in savefile corruption (due to corrupted quests/disappearing items) according to the developers, so it’s advised to only move forward in time
    https://steamcommunity.com/app/1458100/discussions/0/3172198151255226961/
  • Click on Run to launch the game

4. Additional Notes

  • If the CozyGrove.exe ever gets changed to the original game .exe (due to patching or running verify game files) repeat steps 2-5.
  • Just use the backup copies we made in steps 2&3 – that’s what they’re for (and don’t forget to make fresh backup copies)
  • The game .exe doesn’t seem to be patched during regular updates so far, so I don’t think this should happen very often – but I’m not certain.

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