(WOT)Nomad Predator Nov 28, 2012 @ 1:28am
Validating steam files?
every time i start steam garrys mod needs to validate steam files, the same check each time. While it has this test I cant play other games becasue garrys mod is technically running. Why is it continuesly validating my files?
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Sacred Myths Nov 28, 2012 @ 7:22am 
Yeah me too, but does it only with TF2
Panda ツ Nov 28, 2012 @ 9:48am 
Mine does it. Just cancel anything after 22%. That works for me
GOLD Zombie™ Nov 29, 2012 @ 6:21pm 
This just started happing to me, since when dose it do it by its self and why?
(WOT)Nomad Predator Nov 30, 2012 @ 1:06am 
Originally posted by The Golden Warrior™:
This just started happing to me, since when dose it do it by its self and why?
steam support #winning
Dalo Lorn Nov 30, 2012 @ 4:22am 
Same here, it's complete crap.
Orange Dec 3, 2012 @ 6:53pm 
garrysmod validates to 100% and works but then everytime i start it just validates again
zm8x87 Dec 12, 2012 @ 6:09am 
Be patient... When steam vlidates files it is fixing your whole game. When it reaches 100% that is when it begins to download, erase, and repair your broken files. Next time please search the net for cases like this. I've seen enough complaints about file validation.
[Emp'G]Niandra Lades Dec 12, 2012 @ 3:30pm 
I've had this issue as well for ages, so I asked Garry on twitter about it and his response was;
"I don't know, a lot of people are getting this lately - it's not unique to GMod.. something to do with Steam :("
pycoe Dec 12, 2012 @ 4:11pm 
Yeah so basically its just your game cache screwing up, a reinstallation will do the trick. Used to do it for me with TF2 AND Garry's Mod. This works for most people. Hope I could help.
Medroth4536 Dec 12, 2012 @ 4:48pm 
Thats weird cuz it hasnt happened to me yet
I Am The Table Dec 13, 2012 @ 3:51pm 
I have tried both options that Mr Duffdude posted, but neither have worked. I've searched all over the internet and it appears that this problem has been plaguing gmod users for the past few months (the earliest post I saw about this problem was like in October or something). I sent in a support ticket about this issue perhaps two weeks ago but since then I've never received a reply. If anyone comes up with a way to get rid of this bug for good, lemme know.
\\Cosmin// :] Jan 10, 2013 @ 10:31am 
I think it's all to do with your downloaded maps, gamemodes and addons. They all might be updates or just putting your downloaded things on steam cloud or workshop. I think this is my best guess. Maybe uninstalling all your downloaded maps and all other addons might healp it.
PillzHere!! Jan 10, 2013 @ 11:01am 
ik how to skip validating files but no 1 seems to listen HERE IS HOW YOU CAN SKIP:disconnect from your source of internet then wait for steam to say NO CONNECTION:launch gmod it vill validate to 3% then skip everything and say steam servers are too busy reconnect to the source of internet once steam has come back online just launch gmod again and it will start note: i recommend you let it validate once a week though(just in case something is wrong)
AngelOnFira Feb 27, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
i agree, with xxstrikerxx, it only started to happen to me after i got a bunch of addons and maps, but my friends dont have as many other maps as me and they dont have to do it yet
Mr Duffdude Feb 27, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
I have had this problem for al ong time and have just given up trying a long term solution.
However it should be fixing issues or sorting out files, so it is not neccessarily a bad thing.
Overall though I think that there is no real long term solution for this. It seems to make no difference if I have addons/maps installed or don't. However there are ways to bypass it as why can't we live in peace :( pointed out:

Originally posted by why cant we live in peace :(:
ik how to skip validating files but no 1 seems to listen HERE IS HOW YOU CAN SKIP:disconnect from your source of internet then wait for steam to say NO CONNECTION:launch gmod it vill validate to 3% then skip everything and say steam servers are too busy reconnect to the source of internet once steam has come back online just launch gmod again and it will start note: i recommend you let it validate once a week though(just in case something is wrong)
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