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Old 02-16-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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Error 16 on workshop mods

I do not know why this is happening. The mods were working fine yesterday, but now they don't. Can someone explain to me what the problem is?
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
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Having the exact same problem with any new mods I subscribe to (they won't download at all).

I've done all of the steam troubleshooting for error 16.

I've disabled all background software (via msconfig). I connected straight to my modem. Rebooted computer and modem several times.
Tried running with the -tcp option.

Nothing is working.

I also have noticed that browsing the workshop seems to be going really slow since yesterday (and thats when this all started).
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #3
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Having the same issue, was working fine yesterday aswell, guessing it's a problem on steams end.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:10 AM   #4
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Same here. Just found a bunch of cool mods aswell. Wish they were available on nexus.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:12 AM   #5
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There appears to be a problem with (at least) one of the steam servers, as people are also experiencing issues upload screenshots and synchronising their steam cloud files, therefore, all I can suggest is to wait patiently.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:13 AM   #6
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Same here. Just found a bunch of cool mods aswell. Wish they were available on nexus.
I totally agree, but it seems as if skyrimnexus.com was down for about 10 minutes due to an overload of people downloading mods there in the wake of this issue. This is creating a lot of chaos.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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Then we shall play the waiting game!
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #8
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Has anyone got any info on this? still same old error =(
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:34 AM   #9
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Been getting same problem since this morning, all 20 of my mods get that error message.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:57 AM   #10
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UPDATE: While updateing the timestamp. as stated below. temporarily fixes the issue, something at some point is changing the timestamps BACK again to 1/1/2008, and reintroducing the Error 16 issues.



I was able to solve the issue.

I first noticed that I was getting an Error 16 only on SOME of the mods I had installed. After investigating what was different about some mods vs others, I noticed the date/timestamps on each of the affected mods was something like 1/1/2008. I found this odd, as they shouldn't have a timestamp this old.

I used a "touch" command (google it) to update the timestamp on the effected mod esps & bsas in the data directory.

Once this was done, I was no longer getting Error 16 errors on any of my installed mods during the launcher update.

Last edited by bei: 02-16-2012 at 11:02 AM. Reason: New Information
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:14 AM   #11
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Worked for me, went to the data folder, copied the 2008 files to a temp folder, used "copy /b filename.ext +,," on the command line at that folder, pasted the files to get the new timestamps and copied the files back.

Update: Still can't add new addons, but at least the old ones stop giving errors.

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Old 02-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #12
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Worked for me aswell, good find.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:59 AM   #13
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Bit of a hassle doing that. Hmmm rather it was sorted on the other end instead.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #14
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UPDATE 2:

I found what is setting the timestamps on the .esp files to 1/1/2008 12:xx.

I think that mod load order is determined by the date and timestamp of the esp files in the data directory. When I reorder the mods load order using Nexus Mod Manager, sure enough, the top loaded file, Skyrim.esm has a timestamp of 1/1/2008 12:00 AM. And mods loaded after that have a timestamp incremented by 2 minutes each.

So in my instance, it seems Nexux Mod Manager changing the timestamps of the files to set the load order is the culprit.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:18 PM   #15
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Auto updating seems to be working again, i didnt change anything and all my mods just updated and by new ones downloaed.
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