How to Fix Corrupted or Missing Scripts File Error on Startup in Cyberpunk 2077
So, you’re all set for a gaming session, eager to dive into the vibrant world of Cyberpunk 2077, and boom! An error message pops up, something about a corrupted or missing script file. Typical, isn’t it? This hiccup usually shows its ugly head right after you’ve updated the game.
Why Is This Happening?
Let’s talk suspects. Most likely, you’ve got mods running that are tinkering with the game’s script. Keep an eye on mods like “red script” and “RED4ext”, as they’re the usual troublemakers. Other mods like “ArchiveXL” and “TweakXL” might also join the party of culprits.
How to Fix the Issue
Ready to tackle the problem head-on? Roll up your sleeves and follow these steps:
- First off, find your Cyberpunk 2077 installation folder. The usual hideout for this folder is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Cyberpunk 2077.
- It’s time for some cleaning. Trash the folders named
r6. Oh, and also show the
RED4extfolder the exit door.
- Next, open your Steam library, give right-click on Cyberpunk 2077, and choose “Properties”.
- In the new window that opens, find the “Game Files” tab and click on “Verify the Integrity of Game Files”.
- Last but not least, if you were using mods that edited the script or relied on it, disable them. You can do this after Steam finishes doing its thing. Or, if you’re a Vortex user, you can disable the dependent mods there first.
Note: If you’re attached to your script mods, I hate to break it to you—there’s no fix to get them working right now. Best to wait for the mod authors to roll out updates.
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