Nicolas Cage Jun 8, 2014 @ 7:45am
Addons reset every time?
So I just started playing the game after a few years. I downloaded a couple different addon collections and as you can imagine several of them conflict with each other. So I go through the addon screen, checking and unchecking which ones I want. I make sure everything is good and there are no conflicts, and I click "Done".

Now, everytime I start the game it resets my selections and everything is checked 'on' again. I have to go back through the list and check/uncheck everything.

Not only that, it takes a while for all my addons to appear every time I launch the game. Sometimes it can take upwards of 20 minutes. I'll usually just start the game and go do something else for a little bit and when I come back everything's appeared on the list (and checked 'on' as previously stated).

So, is this just par for the course? Do you guys have to wait for your addons to appear each time you start the game? And when they appear, do you have to go back through the entire list and re-check everything?

Thanks for reading this, any advice is appreciated.
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AlwaysToast Jun 8, 2014 @ 5:42pm 
This fix assumes your using a PC, I don’t know if the file path is different for Macs.

Subscribe to mod(s). Let it download. Start up L4D2 to make sure it’s actually completely downloaded and available. Then move all your files down one level from:
/Steam/SteamApps/common/Left 4 Dead 2/Left4Dead2/addons/workshop
To
/Steam/SteamApps/common/left 4 dead 2/left4dead2/addons/

Then unsubscribe from the item (so it doesn’t keep downloading). They are now on your machine, where the Workshop can’t mess with them.

You’ll have to repeat process for items whenever they are updated, if like for Maps, you need to have a matching version with someone else.

Or complain bitterly to Valve until they fix how the Workshop works.
Nicolas Cage Jun 12, 2014 @ 1:31pm 
Ahh, thank you for the info. The issue seems to have resolved itself currently, but I'll keep this handy in case I need it in the future.
TheMasterBlaster™ Jun 17, 2014 @ 7:17am 
Or a much more reliable and easier solution, stop using Workshop and use Gamemaps.com. Workshop is a great idea but is has far too many flaws.
Aтαηα¢ιυѕ Jul 12, 2014 @ 2:00am 
I have also this problem, I fix it by waiting the 'loading symbol' icon near from ADDONS menu disappear (this mean: All addons are loaded in the memory, so it now check/uncheck correctly addons based on my previous settings for addons selected!)

Hope this help !
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