Files recorrupting causes glitches and crashes



  • A few weeks ago this issue started where Chivalry will get horrible graphical glitches, multi-colored triangles, and eventually the game will just stop working after a few days or a system reset. The game will crash as soon as it hits the main menu I get “UDK.exe has stopped working.”

    I’ve been using a temporary fix and that is to:

    1. verify cache files, it says 4 files are missing/corrupt.
    2. restart PC
      The problem though, is that those files will re-corrupt after a day or whenever I restart my system.


  • ^^^^ This is happening to everyone I know. I’ve been crashing quite frequently recently, and there’s always some files that got corrupt.



  • I did mention this on the steam chivalry hub. It is always the same four files. suggested they might be opened to edit but not closed in the routine etc.



  • Is there anyway to have steam show you what files failed to validate?


  • Developer

    It’s consistent? Which files are failing?

    @gref:

    Is there anyway to have steam show you what files failed to validate?

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\logs

    One of the logs will show it, I assume content_log.txt



  • @CrustaceanSoup:

    It’s consistent? Which files are failing?

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\logs

    One of the logs will show it, I assume content_log.txt

    Crust who was Sir Arthur’s wizard?



  • Hello Crustacean Soup, it is good to hear from you.
    Yes it is consistent. It occurs after restarting Chiv a few times or restarting my PC once. I have tried many things to fix it including reinstalling Chivalry and even Windows, updating all drivers and BIOS, etc… It’s odd because I have another desktop PC that is similar to the one I use and is not affected by this bug.

    I checked the txt file you mentioned after validating and here’s what turned up:

    [2014-01-14 09:12:33] Dependency added: parent 4560, child 20540, depot 4564
    [2014-01-14 09:14:22] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00002004 = Fully Installed,App Running,
    [2014-01-14 10:06:52] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00000004 = Fully Installed,
    [2014-01-14 11:51:00] AppID 17520 state changed : 0x00002004 = Fully Installed,App Running,
    [2014-01-14 11:55:35] AppID 17520 state changed : 0x00000004 = Fully Installed,
    [2014-01-14 11:55:37] AppID 17520 state changed : 0x00002004 = Fully Installed,App Running,
    [2014-01-14 11:59:33] AppID 17520 state changed : 0x00000004 = Fully Installed,
    [2014-01-14 11:59:39] AppID 17520 state changed : 0x00002004 = Fully Installed,App Running,
    [2014-01-14 13:48:00] AppID 17520 state changed : 0x00000004 = Fully Installed,
    [2014-01-14 14:42:35] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00002004 = Fully Installed,App Running,
    [2014-01-14 15:04:22] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00000004 = Fully Installed,
    [2014-01-14 15:11:07] Start validating appID 219640
    [2014-01-14 15:11:07] Scheduler update appID 219640: Priority First, legacy=no, restore=""
    [2014-01-14 15:11:07] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00000104 = Fully Installed,Update Running,
    [2014-01-14 15:11:07] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00010104 = Fully Installed,Update Running,Reconfiguring,
    [2014-01-14 15:11:08] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00000104 = Fully Installed,Update Running,
    [2014-01-14 15:11:08] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00020104 = Fully Installed,Update Running,Validating,
    [2014-01-14 15:11:08] Validating files (active,full) …
    [2014-01-14 15:13:43] Validation: file missing “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\chivalrymedievalwarfare\Engine\Shaders\WorkingDirectory\UDK\4540\0\WorkerLog.txt”
    [2014-01-14 15:13:43] Validation: file missing “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\chivalrymedievalwarfare\Engine\Shaders\WorkingDirectory\UDK\4540\2\WorkerLog.txt”
    [2014-01-14 15:13:58] Validation: file missing “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\chivalrymedievalwarfare\Engine\Shaders\WorkingDirectory\UDK\4540\1\WorkerLog.txt”
    [2014-01-14 15:13:58] Validation: file missing “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\chivalrymedievalwarfare\Engine\Shaders\WorkingDirectory\UDK\4540\3\WorkerLog.txt”
    [2014-01-14 15:15:23] File validation finished: 13099 files (9673379853 bytes) total, 4 files (12212 bytes) mismatched (255125 msec).
    [2014-01-14 15:15:23] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00020126 = Update Required,Fully Installed,Files Missing,Update Running,Validating,
    [2014-01-14 15:15:23] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00000126 = Update Required,Fully Installed,Files Missing,Update Running,
    [2014-01-14 15:15:23] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00080126 = Update Required,Fully Installed,Files Missing,Update Running,Preallocating,
    [2014-01-14 15:15:24] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00000126 = Update Required,Fully Installed,Files Missing,Update Running,
    [2014-01-14 15:15:24] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00000526 = Update Required,Fully Installed,Files Missing,Update Running,Update Started,
    [2014-01-14 15:15:24] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00300526 = Update Required,Fully Installed,Files Missing,Update Running,Update Started,Downloading,Staging,
    [2014-01-14 15:15:24] Starting update AppID 219640: download 0/1072, store 0/0, reuse 0/0, stage 0/12212
    [2014-01-14 15:15:24] Got 20 download sources via “/serverlist/11/20/” from 4.71.136.118:80
    [2014-01-14 15:15:24] Created download interface of type ‘CS’ (1) to host valve143.cs.steampowered.com (valve143.cs.steampowered.com)
    [2014-01-14 15:15:24] Created download interface of type ‘CS’ (1) to host valve204.cs.steampowered.com (valve204.cs.steampowered.com)
    [2014-01-14 15:15:24] Created download interface of type ‘CS’ (1) to host valve155.cs.steampowered.com (valve155.cs.steampowered.com)
    [2014-01-14 15:15:24] Created download interface of type ‘CS’ (1) to host valve142.cs.steampowered.com (valve142.cs.steampowered.com)
    [2014-01-14 15:15:24] Created download interface of type ‘CS’ (1) to host valve271.cs.steampowered.com (valve271.cs.steampowered.com)
    [2014-01-14 15:15:24] Created download interface of type ‘CS’ (1) to host valve46.cs.steampowered.com (valve46.cs.steampowered.com)
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] HTTP (CS,133) - valve46.cs.steampowered.com (valve46.cs.steampowered.com): OpenConnection - Success!
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] HTTP (CS,17) - valve143.cs.steampowered.com (valve143.cs.steampowered.com): OpenConnection - Success!
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] HTTP (CS,133) - valve46.cs.steampowered.com (valve46.cs.steampowered.com): AuthenticateDepotID (219641) - Success!
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] HTTP (CS,18) - valve204.cs.steampowered.com (valve204.cs.steampowered.com): OpenConnection - Success!
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] HTTP (CS,43) - valve155.cs.steampowered.com (valve155.cs.steampowered.com): OpenConnection - Success!
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] HTTP (CS,21) - valve142.cs.steampowered.com (valve142.cs.steampowered.com): OpenConnection - Success!
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] HTTP (CS,17) - valve143.cs.steampowered.com (valve143.cs.steampowered.com): AuthenticateDepotID (219641) - Success!
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] HTTP (CS,18) - valve204.cs.steampowered.com (valve204.cs.steampowered.com): AuthenticateDepotID (219641) - Success!
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] HTTP (CS,43) - valve155.cs.steampowered.com (valve155.cs.steampowered.com): AuthenticateDepotID (219641) - Success!
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] HTTP (CS,91) - valve271.cs.steampowered.com (valve271.cs.steampowered.com): OpenConnection - Success!
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00000526 = Update Required,Fully Installed,Files Missing,Update Running,Update Started,
    [2014-01-14 15:15:25] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00400526 = Update Required,Fully Installed,Files Missing,Update Running,Update Started,Committing,
    [2014-01-14 15:15:26] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00000526 = Update Required,Fully Installed,Files Missing,Update Running,Update Started,
    [2014-01-14 15:15:26] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00000104 = Fully Installed,Update Running,
    [2014-01-14 15:15:26] Finished update AppID 219640, mounted depots (BuildID 166816): 228983 (8124929965194586177),228984 (8629947100341372849),228990 (1829726630299308803),229002 (7260605429366465749),219641 (4902110798650992905),241280 (7489977169302839393),219651 (3033492826675142683),
    [2014-01-14 15:15:26] AppID 219640 state changed : 0x00000004 = Fully Installed,
    [2014-01-14 15:15:26] Scheduler finished appID 219640: removed from schedule

    I appreciate your support. :)


  • Developer

    Those are just log files, they won’t be causing graphical issues. Restarting the computer always fixes it?

    You can throw in a .dmp file from your Chivalry logs directory, the Launch.log you posted has nothing.



  • Well, since Crust didn’t answer my question I think it is safe to assume he is a robot.



  • Flippy please only post if you have something specifically about this issue.

    I have to run the validation before the reset, only that combination fixes the bug for a few hours. So yes the restart is necessary, validation alone does not provide a temporary fix. The larger issue is the frequent crash at the menu screen, it happens more often than the graphical glitches.

    I have uploaded my most recent .dmp file which generated with the main menu crash.



  • Update on the bug:
    So what I tried recently was reinstall Chivalry for a fresh start, then I marked the whole Chivalry install folder as read only so those files wouldn’t corrupt. Well they didn’t but Chivalry is still crashing.

    Chivalry will still crash at the main menu after I restart my PC. And still, the way to temporarily fix it is to ‘verify cache’ and restart my PC (Chivalry will break again on the next system restart or within a few hours).
    What is very odd is that now I have the files marked as read only they aren’t corrupting anymore and steam SAYS that “All files successfully validated.” But the problem and the temporary solution still exist.

    Please fix this before I go completely insane!



  • Its no use you know. Take your medication McMurphy



  • This bug still exists I hope you guys will fix it in the next patch.


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