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Old 09-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
SirPeckerish
 
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Question Steam keeps validating my files :/

Well every time I turn my computer on and launch tf2 steam keeps validating my files. It's really annoying because I have to wait about 10 minutes for it to complete. Someone be a dear and help me :3
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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I have a similar problem.

After any update, no matter what game, Steam tries to validate my TF2 files.

I do have PVHUD installed, but that is just an alternate HUD.

Steam doesn't seem to download any new files or re-download any corrupt files.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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Same here, Steam starts up and validates. Then if I want to play a game it wants to validate its cache. Don't know why, but it happened recently because of patch.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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Glad I'm not the only one. It used to be with TF2 and I assumed it was for custom files, but Steam started doing so as well. Might be because of the beta?

Have you tried deleting the entire contents of the steam folder except for the .exe file and steamapps, then restarting steam? This fixes most problems, but I haven't actually tried this myself.

Edit: This actually seem to have fixed it!

Last edited by Kisuno: 09-12-2012 at 07:20 PM. Reason: fixitfixit
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
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strange I'm experiencing this one too for the last few days whenever I try to start counterstrike....

Any word from Valve if they are aware of this...
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:33 AM   #6
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Yes. I dont mind if the game has to validate the files, but not every time I want to play. Something wrong here, and they should maybe try and fix it now allready...
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:33 PM   #7
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any word from Valve about this bug?? Its becoming annoying for steam to keep doing this everytime I play a game after starting steam
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:49 AM   #8
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yes, I would love to be able to play again lol.

things that work (sometimes ) :
1.letting it validate all the way, restart steam, defrag, and violla, I can play
( but sometimes not, as it just starts the process again )
2. Delete the blob. files lets it work until next log-in.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:35 AM   #9
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Same here on gmod and tf2
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