Unknown Steam Error 'Profile and Acheivments'

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CoenJC

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Jan 7, 2010
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Ok, so I get this 'Unknown Steam Error' at random times when I click on 'Profile and Acheivments'. it won't happen to me when i first launch killing floor its normally after i play a few matchs online on custom made levels then i return to the main menu and press profile then it will come with this unknown steam error. it seems to be that killing floor disconnects or it cannot talk with steam. the only way to get rid of this error was to quit kf, i can play killing floor on solo but i will take about 5 minutes to load the level. i also cant play on any servers online after recieving this error. please help im running
win vista home basic
1gb ram
2.13ghz
32 bit
radeon x300/x550/1050 series
ive also read other articles about this problem but they are all outdated and also have no fixes.:confused:
 
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Xienen

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They were resolved by Steam fixing things on their end, which is why they all seem unresolved on our Forum. You could try exiting Steam, deleting ClientRegistry.blob in your Steam directory, and restarting Steam.
 

CoenJC

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 7, 2010
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I have done that serveral times after reading other posts but it still did not fix my problem i also have tried deleting other files suggested by other users which also did not work
 

mamoo

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This can happen if you have a dodgy internet connection, happens to me occasionally when my wireless connection fails. Whenever this happens, exit KF, make sure you have internet and start up KF again. If the problem persists, restart Steam.
 

CoenJC

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 7, 2010
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that could be the case but im not on a wireless connection and my internet never disconnects. though thanks for the input:)
ps restarting steam didnt help me
 

Joseph

FNG / Fresh Meat
Dec 30, 2009
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Ok, so I get this 'Unknown Steam Error' at random times when I click on 'Profile and Acheivments'. it won't happen to me when i first launch killing floor its normally after i play a few matchs online on custom made levels then i return to the main menu and press profile then it will come with this unknown steam error.
How often it happens?
Lets say in 10 different times you play, how many times that happen?


Probably it's because of the custom made maps and levels.. that happen to me too, every time i tried to run a game with a custom made mod and levels.
The only time i didn't received the error was with playing on custom maps with everything else with the normal definitions.


i can play killing floor on solo but i will take about 5 minutes to load the level.
Try this and see if each one works:

-Go to the Settings, on the Display Tab, put the game details to low or lowest.
-Run in a Low resolution and windowed, like 800x600 or 640x480.
-Defragment your KF files, by steam with the option "Defragment cache files".
-Defragmenting the disk drive where you have your Killing Floor Files.


Hope it helps. :cool:
 

CoenJC

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 7, 2010
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It only takes me about 10-20 seconds to load a level when I don't get the error but when I do it takes about 5 minutes to load. After it's loaded I can quit the match and then view profile and acheivments again. But it is easier to restart the program
 

Billiam

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 16, 2009
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This happens to me 100% of the time after exiting a game, but works fine when I first open Killing Floor.
 

CoenJC

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 7, 2010
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soz joseph i tried what you suggested but nothing worked. also im 99% sure i only get the error on custom made levels
 

VultureX

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 27, 2010
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This can happen if you have a dodgy internet connection, happens to me occasionally when my wireless connection fails. Whenever this happens, exit KF, make sure you have internet and start up KF again. If the problem persists, restart Steam.

This actually brings more nastiness with it. If you're internet connection fails during play and you reconnect without restarting Killing Floor, your achievements are also not updated!

I defeated the Patriarch on Suicidal and guess what: no "Death to the mad Scientist" :(
 

VultureX

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 27, 2010
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This can happen if you have a dodgy internet connection, happens to me occasionally when my wireless connection fails. Whenever this happens, exit KF, make sure you have internet and start up KF again. If the problem persists, restart Steam.

This brings even more nastiness with it. Your achievements are also not updated when you lose and reconnect internet without exiting Killing Floor.

I beat the Patriarch on suicidal and did not get the Mad Scientist achievement...
 

CoenJC

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 7, 2010
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Is it a steam error or is it a kf error. also would redownloading this game fix this
 
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CoenJC

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 7, 2010
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This actually brings more nastiness with it. If you're internet connection fails during play and you reconnect without restarting Killing Floor, your achievements are also not updated!

I defeated the Patriarch on Suicidal and guess what: no "Death to the mad Scientist" :(

you could be correct about the disconnects because i found after recieving the error and then trying to join a server it will take about 5 minutes (it normally only takes about 20 seconds) to join. then if i quit before playing the server i can view the profile and acheivments. also if its disconnecting how can i stop it. thanks
 

CoenJC

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 7, 2010
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Im conviced this is a disconnecting problem, just recently it has been disconnecting me from BF2142. i tried my other modem but still no dice. Any way to view if it is my ISP