Min Headroom Feb 21 @ 9:18am
TF2 download problems?
Is anyone else havnig problems after downloading updates? As of the most recent updates, every time I've downloaded them I get stuck in this cycle of downloading increasingly large files. When it finishes, it claims it needs to download yet another hundred MB or so. It does this EVERY TIME, and doing things like validating cache files doesn't help. It doesn't seem to need to download anything, either. I've checked the files, and I have everything up to date. The only fix I've found so far is to delete EVERYTHING related to TF2 and re-install, and I don't want to have to do that after every single solitary update. I've tried Steam Support, but they're ♥♥♥♥ing useless. They just follow a script, and never actually help with anything. Hell, they don't even seem to read your original post before they respond. Does anyone out there have any idea how to fix this in the long term?

Thanks.
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Juraian Emperor Feb 21 @ 10:20am 
when this hapens i change my screen size to 800 x 600
Min Headroom Feb 21 @ 10:48am 
What? You mean you change your desktop resolution or the game resoultion?
PsychotropicDog Feb 21 @ 5:26pm 
Yes. So here I am re-installing it, after an endless validation cycle - appears to be a reward for buying something from the Mann store, instead of giving me something useful like a rainblower. Oh, co-incidentally, I am downloading some other non steam game as we speak.
Min Headroom Feb 21 @ 6:02pm 
So other people are having these problems as well? Awesome.
Min Headroom Mar 8 @ 7:33pm 
Look, does anyone out there know a permanent solution to this? Since the latest update it's been happening again. I don't want to have to re-install my game every ♥♥♥♥ing update. This is getting absolutely ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
The Malcontent Crayon Mar 8 @ 8:03pm 
Well, Let's back up a little bit here. Do you think you might have a virus or root-kit?

Are all of your system drivers up-to-date?

Do you run a firewall?

These questions may sound dumb and unrelated, but sometimes the dumbest things can cause even dumber problems.
Min Headroom Mar 8 @ 8:07pm 
No, maybe, not while I'm gaming. How would I check my system drivers?
The Malcontent Crayon Mar 8 @ 8:10pm 
Originally posted by Min Headroom:
No, maybe, not while I'm gaming. How would I check my system drivers?

Controll Panel>Device Manager. Don't update the drivers through Device Manager, though. Download them from the OEM website for the component.

So, say you have an AMD GPU, You go to AMD's site to get the updated video driver. Do the same for everything else.
Min Headroom Mar 8 @ 8:16pm 
Wait, why shouldn't I do it through control panel?
The Malcontent Crayon Mar 8 @ 8:19pm 
Originally posted by Min Headroom:
Wait, why shouldn't I do it through control panel?

It almost always never finds the latest reccomended driver for anything. Even if you don't have the driver installed it will sometimes say it is up-to-date.


Min Headroom Mar 8 @ 8:20pm 
Well, I just tried to use the autodetector from Radeon, but it doesn't work. Regardless, I don't think that's the problem.
The Malcontent Crayon Mar 8 @ 8:27pm 
Originally posted by Min Headroom:
Well, I just tried to use the autodetector from Radeon, but it doesn't work. Regardless, I don't think that's the problem.

Alright, How about malware or root-kits?

And you say you do or do not have a firewall? If so, Is it on when your system is downloading from Steam?
Originally posted by Min Headroom:
No, maybe, not while I'm gaming.
Min Headroom Mar 8 @ 8:28pm 
I do have a firewall, and it is not on when I'm downloading from Steam.
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