Have to Reinstall Conan Exiles after EVERY UPDATE

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Everytime FunCom has an update, even a minor one I take hours to preallocate, and when it is done it gets stuck at 28.6 MB when the download is like 40MB and it just does not resume. I have waited once, for 4 hours and it just did NOT continue. I do not have this with mod downloads, just vanilla game updates. Validating does not work, restarting steam does not work, restarting my PC does not work. Heck, reinstalling steam does not work. The only fix is me having to completely re-install the game + all DLC’s + mods which is 100 gigs that takes me about 6 hours. And that’s whenever Funcom releases an update. I know I’m not the only one with this issue either. Please provide a fix! This is so enfuriating!

Please provide a step-by-step process of how the bug can be reproduced. The more details you provide us with the easier it will be for us to find and fix the bug:

  1. Get update
  2. Wait
  3. Doesn’t work
  4. Rage
  5. Forced to reinstall game.

Hey @valdurdolarn

Welcome to our community and apologies for the frustration.

This seems to be an issue on the Steam client and how it handles patching. Do you have your game installed in an HDD or a SSD storage drive?


On SSD. Since Conan hardly works on SATA HDD at all…

I will also add, no other game has this issue I have regardless if it’s installed on SSD or HDD. Only conan exiles seems to have these issues specifically.

No it happens, but you can verify integrity instead of reinstalling

I just want to add that I’ve been having this same issue. No DLCs, no mods, no expac, but every time I take an update for Conan Exiles (since Isle of Siptah), the game wont even open after the update. I click to open, the game errors and tells me it has to terminate. This has happened for the last 3 updates now, and each time the ONLY solution is to completely uninstall and reinstall, which as mentioned takes about 7 hours and uses a lot of data. Never had issues with steam before and never had issues with Conan Exiles until the patches of Siptah started coming out.

I verified files. I restarted steam, deleted mods, i even re-installed steam to try that. Nothing helped but to re-install. And yes, that is since Siptah, too. It is the only game on my steam game list that does this, either. So it’s sure the game. Not me.

It’s a pretty common Steam issue.

It’s not Conan specific. I’ve seen this a lot with Ark as well.

That is not my issue, though.

Yep… even the smallest update, recently. stuck on 12,9 MB and 0 download rate. Have to reinstall AGAIN… for a MINOR hotfix. I mean. Really? Please fix this!

It is steam I’ve had a game that did 20 mb take 8 hours other short but it is a steam issue. As I’ve learned that the steam app is downloading other things in the process for itself thus game just stops till it put all the downloads where they go but gets stuck for a min or hours. It sucks I know but it’s steam no the game.

Due note there is a blue bar right below the downtown speed if it’s not filled then it’s downloading something else or trying to locate place for whatever it’s downloading

Problem is on your side valdurdolarn. For me the update work.

Make a new and clean windows 10 install, then install drivers, steam and the game.

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