Left 4 Dead 2

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Doomy Mar 30, 2014 @ 5:21am
Client timed out
I was playing with a friend when this happened to me, he didn't have any problem.
I can't play one map of a campaign without being kicked out with this message and after that I can't join the same game, I'm kicked out again with the same message.
I've tried deleting Clientregistry.blob but it doesn't solve anything.

Am I the only one having this problem?
Does anyone know how to solve it?

Last edited by Doomy; Mar 30, 2014 @ 5:24am
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Roxxapo Mar 30, 2014 @ 8:38am 
Have you checked to see if your router is resetting its self?
It didnt time me out but it raised my ping.
all i had to do was move my lan cable to another port.
Doomy Mar 30, 2014 @ 4:49pm 
I don't have any problems while playing Team Fortress 2, it only happens while I play L4D2.
Mr.Bubbles Mar 30, 2014 @ 8:39pm 
Had this issue the other day. A few things I tried to fix it.

1. Disable steam cloud for L4D2. Didn't work for me but others say it did.

2. Verify integrity of game cache

3. Go to your steam directory and delete the file called ClientRegistry.blob and restart steam.

4.(This one worked for me) While in game, open console and type cl_updaterate 50 Sometimes it's set at 100. Turning it down to 50 didn't seem to have any gameplay changes with me. Seemed smooth still. So give these things a try and let me know if they work.
Doomy Apr 2, 2014 @ 9:01am 
Thank you very much, BoneheaD, I didn't know how to do the first step you said, so I begun with the second one and this afternoon I played a full campaign.

Before posting here I looked for solutions in google, so I'd already deleted ClientRegistry.blob.

Finally, I didn't understand the fourth step. How do I open console? I don't know what "console" is.
Mr.Bubbles Apr 4, 2014 @ 6:27pm 
Sorry for the late reply. your thread got buried. Console is opened by pressing the ~ key above TAB. If it doesn't do anything, go into options in game, and enable the developer console. Then hit that key and type in cl_updaterate 50
Doomy Apr 5, 2014 @ 2:53pm 
Ok, thank you very much for your help ^^
gmod wont load
whenever i try to join a server or start a game its gets to the point where it says verifying game integrity or whatever it says for single player and just stops there. i can hear the game just wont load. pls help i got banned from the gmod community so i posted this here pls help
Mr. Monday Apr 15, 2015 @ 8:13pm 
Let me know if you ever find a fix. I've had the same issue since January and not a damn thing anyone has suggested (including Steam) has worked for me.

Out of curiosity, what anti-virus are you running? Last thing Steam suggested to me was to uninstall mine and re-install Steam. That had the same success as deleting clientregistry.blob.
Doomy Apr 16, 2015 @ 1:29pm 
My problem was solved. Verifying cache integrity was the solution.
I'm running Nod32.
Mr. Monday Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:20pm 
I've been having this issue since January. I think I found a fix for it here: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1452-HCVB-6984
M3RLYN May 4, 2015 @ 2:06pm 
still having this problem, ive done everything on this list even contacted steam and nothing works, please let me know if theres a fix
Mr. Monday May 4, 2015 @ 9:18pm 
Yeah, I got hit with it the other day, so my solution doesn't seem to work. I will say that the amount of times it does happen is way less than before. I also noticed that I tend to get it if I'm not hosting the game.

I'm planning to try to get around playing it on my laptop sometime this week until either it gets the error, or I feel enough time went by that I should've gotten the error. That'll at least tell me if the issue is my desktop, an add-on, or somewhere outside of my router.
Waib May 8, 2015 @ 8:43pm 
i just got this about a week ago, came out of nowhere and ive never seen it before after playing almost 250 hours of L4D2.

Tried everything on that list bonehead posted, the only thing that worked was disabling steam cloud, which worked for only a day. It came back again an hour ago, I verified cache and that made it work for about 30 minutes, then it happened again just now, and none of these steps are working anymore.

Im not having problems with any other games besides CSGO, which recently also broke and says that my VAC cant be authenticated in competetive mode. I dunno if they are connected but nothing is fixing this and ive tried everything i can think of.
Mr. Monday May 9, 2015 @ 6:02pm 
Are you subscribed to any maps through the Workshop?
Waib May 9, 2015 @ 6:33pm 
yea a few of them but i was playing on default maps when it happened, i havent used my workshop maps in like a year.

im reinstalling the game now maybe that will work.
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