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HELP - Steam Server Too Busy - Error 53 - ONLY XCOM + CIV:BE [SOLVED]

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Hi guys. I haven't had a reply from Steam in two weeks and I have tried every solution online to try to fix this without luck, from simple to more complicated ones. OCNers usually think out of the box a little more so I thought I'd give it a go here...it's driving me insane.

Rebuilt my computer and re-installed Steam and a few games. Currently installed:
  • Batman - Arkham Origins
  • Endless Legend
  • Lords of the Fallen
  • Civilization BE
  • South Park TSOT
  • XCOM Enemy Unknown/Within
  • 3DMark
After everything is downloaded the XCOM install is very slow and the I get the error "Steam Server Too Busy To Handle Your Request - Error 53". After some frustration I tried to install and run Civ BE and had the same error. None of the other games/apps in the list are effected and run perfectly. I'm running Win 8.1. Steam is on my C Drive and the games are on my other SSD.

Install games on one SSD
No antivirus installed
Windows firewall and defender disabled
All ports recommended for Steam are open on my modem
I've re-installed Steam, XCOM and Civ BE four times, twice re-download
Removing DLLs
Removing all but "Steam.exe" and "SteamApps"
Changed Download Region
Tried deleting and renaming "clientregistry.blob" though it's not always in the folder for some reason

I have done some other things but honestly can't remember them all. If anyone has any suggestions I'm open to them...I am totally stumped frown.gif
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Edited by GrimDoctor - 2/10/15 at 12:58am
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Someone just suggested to me that 2K games have an issue with exFAT SSDs...really???
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So 2K/Firaxis Games do not like any format other than NTFS!!! Unbelievable. I hope this can help someone.
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