Obby's FULL NUKE NS2 GUIDE (Only way to be sure)

ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator, NS2 Person Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 2,914 admin
edited August 2013 in Technical Support
Hi there.

I've noticed a number of people on the Tech forums have various different issues, which could be fixed by following these next steps:

Disable all mods from within NS2 first, and unsubscribe from any in your Mods list. (You must go through steam to properly unsubscribe!)

Then.....

Delete NS2 from Steam. Then do a manual NS2 Cleanup (this is not done when Steam deletes NS2 from your Library) like follows:

1) Delete NS2 from Steam the normal way.
2) Go to your hidden folder where settings are saved C:\Users\YOURUSERNAMEHERE\AppData\Roaming and Delete the 'Natural Selection 2' folder.
3) Go to your SteamApps\common Directory and make sure you delete 'natural selection 2'
4) Restart your PC (to be on the safe side)
5) Reinstall NS2 fresh from a new download.

Try those steps. Chances are, your NS2 is now working fine! :D

If that does not help then post a thread with your issue, with as much evidence as possible (screenshots/video) and also run techsupport.exe in your NS2 Steam Directory. Then upload it somewhere for us to see & report back.

Thanks all!
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  • GhoulofGSG9GhoulofGSG9 Join Date: 2013-03-31 Member: 184566Members, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, Reinforced - Supporter, WC 2013 - Supporter, Pistachionauts Posts: 2,796 admin
    Doesn't nuke settings stored at Steam Cloud steam/userdat//4920 ;) and verifying should do the reinstall with deleting all mods as it compares all hashes and replaces corrupted files.
    Developer, Modder and Server Admin of Survival of the Fattest - Ingame Nick: Ghoul
  • ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator, NS2 Person Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 2,914 admin
    Doesn't nuke settings stored at Steam Cloud steam/userdat//4920 ;) and verifying should do the reinstall with deleting all mods as it compares all hashes and replaces corrupted files.

    Clearly, you've never had to deal with the amount of different NS2 problems I have.

    You can uncheck steam cloud use easily in Steam settings. Verifying Game cache works half the time only. The rest of the time, my guide will work fine.

    My guide still stands ;)
  • GhoulofGSG9GhoulofGSG9 Join Date: 2013-03-31 Member: 184566Members, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, Reinforced - Supporter, WC 2013 - Supporter, Pistachionauts Posts: 2,796 admin
    edited August 2013
    Obraxis wrote: »
    Doesn't nuke settings stored at Steam Cloud steam/userdat//4920 ;) and verifying should do the reinstall with deleting all mods as it compares all hashes and replaces corrupted files.

    Clearly, you've never had to deal with the amount of different NS2 problems I have.

    You can uncheck steam cloud use easily in Steam settings. Verifying Game cache works half the time only. The rest of the time, my guide will work fine.

    My guide still stands ;)

    Doesn't meant to be rude its just unchecking steam cloud won't reset bindings and there were some mods messing with these files. And ofc verfying the gdc wont install the dxsetups.

    Developer, Modder and Server Admin of Survival of the Fattest - Ingame Nick: Ghoul
  • Ghosthree3Ghosthree3 Join Date: 2010-02-13 Member: 70557Members, Reinforced - Supporter Posts: 3,416 Fully active user
    Verify is stupid, I have corrupted a file on purpose and attempted to verify to see if the file would be restored by steam once, it "said" that a file was corrupt and would be redownloaded (could have been a different file I really don't know) but the file didn't get fixed. The only way to be sure that steam is replacing the file is to delete it. If you don't know which files to delete delete a bunch/all of them (obviously a specific bunch). Eg. if ui/crosshairs.dds fails consistency check and you haven't modified it, go delete THAT file, THEN verify, should be good, if it's still not working then the server is messed up or you have way deeper issues.
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  • KiloKilo Join Date: 2013-09-01 Member: 187529Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 42 Fully active user
    Guys you both have vaild points and sugestions, why not try the (faster) verify method first, then failing that try the fresh re-install method
  • Jones108Jones108 Join Date: 2012-12-10 Member: 174670Members Posts: 95 Fully active user
    Any idea how this works on Linux?
  • ConfusedConfused Wait. What? Join Date: 2003-01-28 Member: 12904Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Subnautica Playtester Posts: 2,115 Advanced user
    @jones in linux it works completely the same way. The folders are different but hte solution is the same. Instead of c:\programs files, steam installs to ~/.local/share/Steam and ns2 settings are in ~/.config/Natural Selection 2 instead of %appdata%/Natural Selection 2

  • AchillesAchilles Join Date: 2013-04-20 Member: 184907Members Posts: 73 Fully active user
    I verified game cache and did a few of those other steps and haven't had any freezes since. Played a good 3 hours last night, everything ran very smoothly.

    If I were a betting man, my money would definitely be on that optimization hiccup where the game ran it twice. Just for info, I did alt+tab while it was running, so that may have caused problems (though I think a lot of people must alt tab while waiting.) Probably best not to do this and just let the game do it's thing. Thanks guys.
  • TwigTwig Australia Join Date: 2013-11-09 Member: 189225Members, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Gold, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, WC 2013 - Shadow Posts: 115 Fully active user
    Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure
    soccerguy243
  • lordtankalotlordtankalot Join Date: 2017-06-04 Member: 230931Members Posts: 1 Freshly registered user
    Obraxis wrote: »
    Hi there.

    I've noticed a number of people on the Tech forums have various different issues, which could be fixed by following these next steps:

    Disable all mods from within NS2 first, and unsubscribe from any in your Mods list. (You must go through steam to properly unsubscribe!)

    Then.....

    Delete NS2 from Steam. Then do a manual NS2 Cleanup (this is not done when Steam deletes NS2 from your Library) like follows:

    1) Delete NS2 from Steam the normal way.
    2) Go to your hidden folder where settings are saved C:\Users\YOURUSERNAMEHERE\AppData\Roaming and Delete the 'Natural Selection 2' folder.
    3) Go to your SteamApps\common Directory and make sure you delete 'natural selection 2'
    4) Restart your PC (to be on the safe side)
    5) Reinstall NS2 fresh from a new download.

    Try those steps. Chances are, your NS2 is now working fine! :D

    If that does not help then post a thread with your issue, with as much evidence as possible (screenshots/video) and also run techsupport.exe in your NS2 Steam Directory. Then upload it somewhere for us to see & report back.

    Thanks all!

    How do i find hidden folder?
  • HandschuhHandschuh Join Date: 2005-03-08 Member: 44338Members Posts: 252 Advanced user
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