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Stuck in a loop, while trying to launch the game.
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I just updated to the latest 0.51 stable. Before playing, I launched FRAPS and decided to get a little more serious about raising my frame rate. I turned clouds down, disabled ambient occlusion, etc., etc. and then launched the game.

I spawned, took about six steps and then I got a popup that says "Confirmation of Changes ... Authentication Timeout." When I click the "Continue" button it takes me back to the main menu. So, I click "Play" ... "Spawning in 59 seconds ..." spawn and then in about thirty seconds, whether I move, or not I get a popup that says "Confirmation of Changes ... Authentication Timeout."

Sometimes, just before I spawn I get the popup that says "Confirmation of Changes ... Authentication Timeout."

I initially made about four, or five changes to my configuration, but I have made about fifteen trips around this loop.


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Steps To Reproduce

Go to main menu and click "Play."

Additional Information

I checked the integrity of the game cache and it was "successfully validated."

Event Timeline

BleedoutBill edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
BleedoutBill set Category to Settings.
BleedoutBill set Reproducibility to Always.
BleedoutBill set Severity to None.
BleedoutBill set Resolution to Fixed.
BleedoutBill set Legacy ID to 4102618177.May 8 2016, 8:48 PM

Hello BleedoutBill,

Sorry to hear about your trouble. Would it be possible for you to attach a screenshot of the error message that you receive please?


I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is that I can not provide a screen shot. The good news is that the problem has somehow resolved itself.

Over the course of about 4-5 hours the other day, this problem was chronic. I took about 25 trips through this loop, even though I restarted the game, restarted Steam, and even did a few cold boots on my PC. Finally I shut the PC off and left it off. Two days later, everything is working correctly, just like nothing ever happened. I can't explain it.

As I recollect, it was a black text box that popped up, which looked much like the menu text boxes that you get when you make selections at the main menu. The first row of text said, "Confirmation of Changes ..." The second row of text said, "Authentication Timeout"

Beneath the two rows of text was a button, which was labeled, "Continue"

I will make some more configuration changes. If it happens again, I promise to get you a screenshot.

Thanks for the quick replay,

Good to hear that your problem is gone. In case you encounter any further problems, please feel free to open up a new ticket in the Feedback Tracker.