How to verify you have no mods and uninstall them

If your game is having issues and you have or may have modified the game in any ways (DLC are official updates of the games you can purchase and therefore are not counted as such a modification) this could be caused by this modification.

This can be through altering any game file yourself, or downloading a mod or subscribing to a mod on the steam works website.

If this is the case (or if unsure), could you please follow those steps please?

  1. If you have subscribed to mods through steam work, please follow the below troubleshooting first.
  2. Whether or not you had to follow the below troubleshooting, please uninstall completely the game. (Please copy all your important saved games to a “My documents” folder) IF YOU HAVE A SLOW CONNECTION READ THE NB AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST BEFORE UNINSTALLING.
  3. Verify that there are no Attila files anywhere on your computer.
  4. Delete all remaining Attila folders (apart for any saved game files you’ve saved in another folder – which is recommended to do).
  5. Reinstall the game.
  6. Verify the game's cache integrity (To do so:
    1. right click on the game
    2. click on properties
    3. select the local folder tab
    4. click on verify the game cache integrity button)

If you subscribed to a mod via the steam workshop, steam will automatically download the mod and updates when the mod creator makes them available. 

If you have manually deleted the mod files from your Attila directory (or just performed a fresh install), but haven't unsubscribed from the workshop, these files will automatically be downloaded again. 

This may give you the impression you have a clean, mod-free install when it isn't the case

You can find a list of mods you are currently subscribed to by doing the following:

  • Click on your Library in steam
  • Click on Total War: Attila in your games list
  • Click on the 'BROWSE THE WORKSHOP' button that appears in the game info in the centre of the screen
  • Click on 'Subscribed Items' on the right, underneath the 'YOUR ITEMS' header.

In order to ensure you have cleanly and correctly uninstalled workshop mods, press the 'Unsubscribe' button next to any mods you have installed

This should cause steam to remove the mod from your game. 

It is worth verifying the game cache again after doing this, to make sure all files are correct and up-to-date. 

Your existing saved game is dependent on the mods you presently have installed, so you will have to start a new campaign after doing this.

If you are worried about being unable to find mods again after unsubscribing to them, you can click the 'Favourite' button on the mod in the steam workshop. This will add mods to your favourites list so that you can find them again at a later date. 

If performing these steps above causes your issues to be fixed then it is almost certainly the mods which are causing instability for you, so it might be best to either update them after every new patch if the new version is compatible with the newest patch or stop using them in the future if it isn't updated and compatible with the latest live patch.

If this issue is ongoing, please contact us with your DxDiag and when possible, the latest mdmp file. (Please ensure that it is the mdmp file that was created for you crash and not for a previous crash, build number and date is given in the mdmp file name.)

NB.: If your connexion is too slow to download the whole game again you can try finding the mod files on your own. Asking the modder for guidance should be the first thing to do as we have no way to know what has been changed or added by the modder.
The second and last thing before having to follow the normal process as described above, is to find files that seem to be mod related (because of its name for example.)
Don’t forget to continue from after the reinstalling the game part of this FAQ.
If you haven’t been able to uninstall all mods then you will need to uninstall the game and follow this FAQ from there on.


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