George Chrimson Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:02am
Add-ons reload everytime restart the computer
It wastes time! Add-ons are very nice, impressive, interesting... Informal Skybox for example. But I really hate the fact that they reinstall everytime my computer start up.

Does anyone have the same problem?
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RoniN Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:20am 
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MunkeyThrust Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:38am 
How much wasted time are we talkin' about here?
Vermilicious Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:54am 
It's a bit annoying, I agree. Mind, the more/larger add-ons you have installed the longer it will take to load them. Try reducing the amount of add-ons.
Grandpa Führer Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
There is a way that they don't have to load at all, and it is very simple.

First off let me tell you why Addon's load. since they are connected to steam workshop, they must be checked to see if there are any updates, and a bunch of other stuff that wastes time if you don't want them updated.

There are two folders for addons, one called Addon (addons not made in workshop), and inside that a Workshop folder (files that are made in workshop and get checked to see if there are newer versions.

If you are fine with your addons not being updated to a newer version, you have 3 steps.

Step 1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2\addons\workshop

Step 2. Move all those addons in vpk files up one folder, from workshop to addons.

Step 3. I think you need to also unsubscribe from all workshop addons. That way, you keep the addons in the addons folder from not haveing another version inside the workshop folder.

I do this for some of my bigger addons, and it cuts down on my loading time. I do keep some addons in workshop that i am expecting updates for though. Its up to you

George Chrimson Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:01am 
Thanks Captain Jack Mehoff. You know that. Before all of this, when the workshop addons have just released early. All of your addons outside the workshop addons folder will cause game crash if you don't remove them.

So now, I must do it back as you say. Thanks for the tip!
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