ShareMyAIDS Feb 5, 2013 @ 5:35pm
need installing TF2 help
So i accidentally uninstalled steam dont ask how but now i need to reinstall tf2 but when i go to my uninstaller it says i can uninstall tf2 for 2gb but if i can uninstall it doesnt it mean i have tf2 installed? and if i have tf2 installed why do i need to install it again to play it
Last edited by ShareMyAIDS; Feb 5, 2013 @ 5:35pm
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arc| Gps Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:04pm 
Install steam and let it check the Team Fortress 2 files
ShareMyAIDS Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
er steam is already installed but it says i need to instal tf2 again
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:18pm 
Originally posted by Blahx:
er steam is already installed but it says i need to instal tf2 again

So install it again.

I'm still trying to figure out how you managed to "accidently" uninstall Steam. I get at least one confirmation prompt when I remove packages -- using a GUI tool or in a terminal.
ShareMyAIDS Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:25pm 
yeah i uninstalled steam so i installed it again but it still shows a install button instead of the play button on steam even though i can uninstall tf2
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:28pm 
Originally posted by Blahx:
yeah i uninstalled steam so i installed it again but it still shows a install button instead of the play button on steam even though i can uninstall tf2

Jesus. Trying to translate your post gave me a headache. Let's try this a different way:

Within the Steam Client, press the INSTALL button for TF2 and install the game. What happens?
ShareMyAIDS Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:29pm 
it starts installing....
ShareMyAIDS Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
but the point is my uninstaller already says tf2 is installed
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
Originally posted by Blahx:
it starts installing....

Does the TF2 install finish? Does the INSTALL button change to a PLAY button?
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:31pm 
Originally posted by Blahx:
but the point is my uninstaller already says tf2 is installed

STOP. What happened to the TF2 install? Did it finish?
ShareMyAIDS Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:32pm 
its still installing
ShareMyAIDS Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:32pm 
but before i started the installation my uninstaller said it was installed
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:35pm 
Originally posted by Blahx:
but before i started the installation my uninstaller said it was installed

Did the TF2 install finish?

I don't care about your "uninstaller" or your past history with the Steam client. Just finish the TF2 install and tell me what happens. We can work from from there.
ShareMyAIDS Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:36pm 
its going to finish in 7 hours
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 5, 2013 @ 7:10pm 
Originally posted by Blahx:
its going to finish in 7 hours

Is the length due to your ISP speed or something else? Go to the Downloads tab and verify stuff is being downloaded, please.

If so, then let it alone. All this dancing around with uninstallers and trying workarounds will probably leave you with an unstable game and/or Steam client. Even if you were to try the clientregistry.blob procedure, you'd probably still have to download TF2 again.

Though, if you want to try, and don't have anything critical in your Steam Client, I found it in $HOME/.local/share/Steam

If you do, ensure your Steam Client is closed and there are no running processes before deleting or renaming the .blob.
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