Issue with Borderlands 2 on Steam

#1 Edited by pa21ris (150 posts) -

Everything worked fine 3 days ago. Then last night (October 2) I tried loading the game, it started to update game files but stopped at 1% and then got a error for servers being too busy and to try again later with error code (55). I went into game properties and verified game files, 100% completed no errors. I even deleted local content and redownloaded borderlands 2, but still got the same error. I went to steam forums and did what the main sticky told me to do and same error code.

Is anyone else getting this error and does anyone know of a fix? Or should I just post over at Gearbox's forum?

#2 Posted by mekon (288 posts) -

If it still complains that the steam servers are too busy you could try changing your default Steam download servers temporarily and re-check your cache files - it's under Steam->Settings->Downloads+Cloud->Download Region.

I've done this a few times when Steam is busy.

#3 Posted by feathersword (11 posts) -

Just a heads up, I'm getting this at the moment as well with Borderlands 2 and a couple of other games. I sent off a ticket to support, but might be something on their end...

#4 Edited by pa21ris (150 posts) -

Thanks for the help, I was wondering if I was the only one. I will try the different region thing.Thought it was weird that Steam of all places would have trouble with servers. I know they have to do maintenance on them but I wonder why they wouldn't post something in the community about it.

#5 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

@mekon said:

If it still complains that the steam servers are too busy you could try changing your default Steam download servers temporarily and re-check your cache files - it's under Steam->Settings->Downloads+Cloud->Download Region.

I've done this a few times when Steam is busy.

Yup. Every time a big new TF2 update drops, it seems like I can pull the biggest download numbers from China for some reason.

@pa21ris said:

Thanks for the help, I was wondering if I was the only one. I will try the different region thing.Thought it was weird that Steam of all places would have trouble with servers. I know they have to do maintenance on them but I wonder why they would post something in the community about it.

If you're still running into trouble after switching download regions, just leave Steam idle for like ten minutes. At peak download times, sometimes Steam stops reporting download info correctly. I've had downloads jump from 2% to like 80% just by waiting it out.

If the update is STILL b0rked, give this a go:

  • Close Steam and make sure it's not open in your task manager. If it's still in task manager after you close it, force-kill the process.
  • Open up your Steam installation directory. It's most likely C:\Program Files\Steam or C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam
  • Delete the files appupdatestats.blob and clientregistry.blob. Doing this will force Steam to validate its own installation and check all of your installed games for updates.
  • Restart Steam and let it update itself.
  • PROFIT!

Good luck!

#6 Posted by pa21ris (150 posts) -

Will try when I get home, thanks to everyone for the help on this.

#7 Posted by pa21ris (150 posts) -

@Ravenlight: @feathersword: @mekon: Thanks for all the help. It didnt work, but I did find this on the Steam forums under Borderlands 2.

CousinBenson 3 hours ago

hey guys, to fix, opt out of steam beta :)

As easy as that I opt out and don't you know its working just fine now. Just crazy.

#8 Edited by bibamatt (1090 posts) -

@pa21ris: Dammit, the Steam beta opt-out isn't working for me. Still getting the same problem as you were. Aaaaaaaargh.

EDIT - restarted Steam a few more times and it seemed to force an update for about six games. Working now! Thanks for the tip, duder!

#9 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

@pa21ris said:

hey guys, to fix, opt out of steam beta :)

As easy as that I opt out and don't you know its working just fine now. Just crazy.

What a weird bug. Thanks for posting the fix!

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