.pak file corruption

Game mode: Online-private, my own server(server on a separate machine)
Type of issue: crash - error
Server type: server is listed as PvP but I have PvP effectively turned off
Region: North America(United States), other regions excluded.

.pak file corruption. Don’t know what that is and I don’t really care. It is apparently some file necessary for the game to run. It frequently becomes corrupted and must be replaced via Steam file validation. It has happened 3 times in the last 3 weeks. The whole process, validation and download, takes about 45 minutes to an hour every time and is extremely inconvenient.

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. I cannot reproduce this bug at will, buddy, I wish I could.
  2. I start the game and the game kicks me out with an error message, that my .pak file is corrupted and that I have to run Steam verify to fix it.
  3. It is indeed .pak file corruption though.
  4. As when I run the verification process, the steam client does indeed find an error and have to download the file again to fix it.
  5. This has happened once every week since I came back to playing the game. So three times in as many weeks.
  6. It is getting old now, much more of this and I may quit again. I can handle some bugs. But after a while things like this begin to eat away at the illusion and the interest fades as a result.

First thing that comes to mind is an outdated or incompatible mod, since it’s a private server. Those are the most common sources of .pak file errors. If your .pak file errors are as infrequent as you describe, and if you’re running multiple mods, identifying the culprit by trial and error is going to be a long process.

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the best way to fix ist verify the game files in steam it helps me to fixed this error

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