PackmanJohnny 2. joulu, 2012 8.49
"Validating Game Cache Files"
A big thank you to the mods for the pin!!!

Ok, so you click to launch TF2 or another awesome game. but then, all of a sudden, BOOM! message comes up: Validating Game file cache. You: WTF I cant play my game!!! Steam: hahaha im so glitchy and they wont fix me, sorry! so what do You do? you sit there. and wait. it hits 100%. you wait some more. nothing happens. you wait some more. and some more. finally, the game wont play at all, so you come to the game hub for help. And rightly so.

I HAVE TEH ANSWER!!!!!!!!! :D

Just Reinstall the game. it takes away the cache thing and you should never need to deal with this again. If so, rinse and repeat

here are other way(s) to fix this problem:

thanks to SheaBegley for this.
Exit Steam entirely.

Browse to your Steam installation (Usually C:\Program Files\Steam\)

Rename the "steamapps" folder to "old_steamapps"

Re-launch Steam and re-install the game.

Once the installation is complete, test the issue.

If this resolves the issue, you may copy the new files into the "old_steamapps" folder and rename it to "steamapps" to restore your other games without re-downloading.

If the issue is not resolved, you can rename the folder back to avoid having to re-install other games

Viimeisin muokkaaja on PackmanJohnny; 9. tammi, 2013 12.10
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Zyroxeon 2. joulu, 2012 9.33 
le giant explosion
PackmanJohnny 2. joulu, 2012 16.52 
bump again. the mods are considering pinning it ^^
Scrapmetal 2. joulu, 2012 18.53 
try restarting steam, thats what i did and it seems to have worked.
Zyroxeon 3. joulu, 2012 1.47 
DeathbladE<TLD> lähetti viestin:
bump again. the mods are considering pinning it ^^
Wow, nice.
PackmanJohnny 3. joulu, 2012 7.05 
Zyroxeon lähetti viestin:
DeathbladE<TLD> lähetti viestin:
bump again. the mods are considering pinning it ^^
Wow, nice.

yeah i posted on a mods profile page and he said he would think about it. cross your fingers. this could save TONS of spam and help lots of ppl, being that about 10 oof these threads are made in any given 10 hours
PackmanJohnny 3. joulu, 2012 8.46 
bump
Raphop 3. joulu, 2012 10.15 
I love you!!!
Raphop 3. joulu, 2012 10.21 
Yes, every time I opened steam it would validate, EVERY SINGLE TIME, and it would take a pretty long time to finish doing it, in result games couldn't be played until it ended.
After doing it I relogged on steam 4 times and nothing popped up
PackmanJohnny 3. joulu, 2012 10.23 
i see your in-game now ^^

hopefully so many more succes stories if this gets pinned :D
Raphop 3. joulu, 2012 10.31 
Just keep in mind, a random guy on the internet loves you
PackmanJohnny 3. joulu, 2012 10.53 
Rapa Br lähetti viestin:
Just keep in mind, a random guy on the internet loves you

im literally in the floor right now. too funny
Zyroxeon 3. joulu, 2012 11.08 
What I feel like when my mother compliments me: Aww yiss.
What I feel like when some random guy on the internet loves me: ಥ_ಥ[countyleague.co.uk]
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Not A Hipster 3. joulu, 2012 11.12 
Theres nothing better then being loved by that one guy you just helped on the internet
Sgt - Pyrocrab 3. joulu, 2012 11.54 
I've already tried re-installing TF2, it didn't fix the problem completely though. Is there a different way I should do it? do I have to do an entirely clean re-install?
PackmanJohnny 3. joulu, 2012 12.04 
Sgt - Pyrocrab lähetti viestin:
I've already tried re-installing TF2, it didn't fix the problem completely though. Is there a different way I should do it? do I have to do an entirely clean re-install?

You may need to re-install steam itself
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