Gore in the US version of Sacred was removed because Encore (their publisher for the North American version) wanted a Teen rating. The UK/German versions have full gore, and it's worth mentioning that the UK version is available to import for a few dollars more than the US version.
Also, the workaround you have posted has been fixed evidently, and you can't expect that it will work after newer patches.
You can always try www.gogamer.com
for an import.