Stuck on Downloading Mods.....

kuruptkurupt Join Date: 2005-03-24 Member: 46347Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold
I'v been stuck on this window for about 24 hours now i join server and everything connect fine until the downloading Mods... Window come that's where the game gets stuck and nothing happens.........
Restarted steam did everything i could think off.
Mind you the game was working fine on the release date and for few days it was running great until 24 hours ago i started to get stuck on the downloading mods... window.


  • IeptBarakatIeptBarakat The most difficult name to speak ingame. Join Date: 2009-07-10 Member: 68107Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow
    Does the game freeze? It used to do that with dual core cpu's.
  • HeadhunT101HeadhunT101 Join Date: 2012-11-11 Member: 169336Members
    This is happening to me now as well, have you gotten it fixed yet? Ive tried everything from console commands to re-installing
  • HivelordHivelord Join Date: 2003-06-21 Member: 17567Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    This happened to me on a beta server. I quit the game, then relaunched and it was fine.
  • goblingoblin Join Date: 2004-09-05 Member: 31412Members
    see if you can acess:
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    if not, there is something wrong with your internet. Try change the DNS to /
  • WonderWafflesWonderWaffles Join Date: 2012-11-02 Member: 166137Members
    Maybe if you actually installed a mod. That might reset it or something.
  • nSidianSidia Join Date: 2012-08-15 Member: 155651Members
    I got this too! idk why but steam was downloading mods that i wasnt subbed to. The fix is delete the workshop folder in appdata and have it redownload all mods before joining a server.
  • HeadhunT101HeadhunT101 Join Date: 2012-11-11 Member: 169336Members
    I already tried deleting the workshop files, and that didnt work, but I did just try it again and this time i deleted the folder itself and not just wats in it, still didnt fix it
  • GIlles.of.AugustineGIlles.of.Augustine Join Date: 2012-11-14 Member: 171151Members
    I have this problem too - and the fix nSidia posted isn't working for me. Occasionally it will let me into the first game I try to join after starting up my computer, and then AFTER that I get locked out on the "Loading Mods..." screen again. But most of the time I'm stuck on the "Loading Mods..." screen regardless of whether I've just turned on the computer or not.
  • RegnarebRegnareb Join Date: 2007-08-26 Member: 62008Members, NS2 Playtester
    I had the same problem. What I did:

    - Unsuscribe to all the mod.
    - Delete everything in "%appdata%/Natural Selection 2/Workshop"
    - restart NS2 several times

    Perhaps that too should do the trick:
    Open the file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\XXXXXX\4920\remote\options.xml"
    Make sure you have those line as is:
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><mods>
  • GheedzGheedz Join Date: 2013-02-01 Member: 182718Members

    I actually have the same problem, since yesterday (steam workshop had troubles)

    What i did :
    - unsuscribe to all mods
    - delete content of workshop folder
    - restarted NS

    Then i went to a non_modded server. The magic "downloading mods..." appeared, it downloaded a mod called "ý", but worked, i was able to join the server.
    2nd try with a combat server... Here's comes the problem. Stucked on "downloading mods...", so i opened console and disconnected. I looked at mods on my computer, and i found 3 mods called "ý". One of them available, 2 of them "Downloading (0%)"

    I tried to join another server (without mods on it), and i'm stuck again on the magic downloading mods...

    I join some files to show you my console and the mods screen

    Can someone help me ?


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  • CatCopCatCop Join Date: 2003-08-28 Member: 20296Members, Constellation
    Verify your steam cache for the game. It deletes all mods in the same breath I believe.
  • SquishpokePOOPFACESquishpokePOOPFACE -21,248 posts (ignore below) Join Date: 2012-10-31 Member: 165262Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    I had a remnant mod file stuck in my Steam cloud once, and it kept redownloading every time.

    How to delete Steam cloud data:

    1) Turn off Steam and go to Steam/userdata/<steamidNUM>/4920

    4920 folder should be NS2. Please verify this before moving on.

    2) Press windows key, type CMD and press CRTL-SHIFT-ENTER

    3) Type powershell and hit ENTER

    4) Type clc C:\Steam\userdata\<SteamID>\<NS2NUM>\remote\*

    Replace <SteamID> and <NS2NUM> with the correct numbers.

    5) Don't hit enter until you verify path. Don't fuck up and delete something important, like Sys32 or something.

    6) Hit enter, open Steam back up.

    7) Launch NS2

    8) "Upload Local Files to Cloud"

    Bam, done. A nice side effect is that you are back to green-text rookie mode.
  • GheedzGheedz Join Date: 2013-02-01 Member: 182718Members
    Thanks for answers.

    The problem was the cache, so i deleted every mod again, verified that i wasn't subscribed to any mod, and restarted my computer.

    Then, lunched the game again and joined a random server, worked well. Same for modded server !

    Thanks again ;)
  • Apreche2Apreche2 Join Date: 2012-08-06 Member: 154849Members
    Downloading mods never works for me. Here is what I do. I open the console and I can see a list of all the mods that are trying to download or failed at downloading. I quit NS2 and go to Steam workshop and subscribe to all those mods. I wait for them to download in Steam. Then I join the server. This is the only way to do it reliably right now because the mod downloading is so flaky.
  • JektJekt Join Date: 2012-02-05 Member: 143714Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow
    Downloading mods never works for me. Here is what I do. I open the console and I can see a list of all the mods that are trying to download or failed at downloading. I quit NS2 and go to Steam workshop and subscribe to all those mods. I wait for them to download in Steam. Then I join the server. This is the only way to do it reliably right now because the mod downloading is so flaky.

    You might be surprised how many people do this. Server directed steam workshop downloading is inconsistent at best, yet seems to work fine every time when subscribed to manually.
  • soccerguy243soccerguy243 Join Date: 2012-12-22 Member: 175920Members, WC 2013 - Supporter
    Same problem last night.

    I couldn't join Marine vs Marine servers with the MvM mod active. It would just down load mods. The console listed about 5 mods downloading and listed 3 (all the same) as downloaded but would continue to just sit.

    I made all mods inactive and restarted NS2. I could then join NS2 vanilla.
  • PaajtorPaajtor Join Date: 2012-11-09 Member: 168634Members
    edited February 2013
    I had this too, yesterday.
    Here's how I fixed it:

    - unsubscribe to all mods
    - quit NS2 and Steam
    - run NS2 as Administrator
    - delete the Workshop folder
    - reboot your PC
    - start Steam, and launch NS2 > check your mods-tab, to make sure it's empty
    - subscribe to your desired mods again
    - quit NS2
    - launch NS2 again, now with all mods downloaded, and enable them ingame
  • Ghosthree3Ghosthree3 Join Date: 2010-02-13 Member: 70557Members, Reinforced - Supporter
    Happened to me, restarted steam = fixed.
  • CrazyEddieCrazyEddie Join Date: 2013-01-08 Member: 178196Members
    The overarching lesson of our modern technological age is that if you are encountering difficulties in your life, the first advice anyone will offer is: "Have you tried killing yourself and being reborn?"
  • MobyMoby Join Date: 2009-08-13 Member: 68450Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    Must confirm, deleting the Workshop files and just restarting Steam did solve the my issues with the mods.
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