Agent Michigan(Gone4FewDays) Nov 2, 2012 @ 7:06pm
Validating Steam Files....
I've just about had it with this. I'm wanting to simply just play some TF2, and have a good friday evening. Yet instead, every time for the past week I've attempted to launch TF2...

' Validating Steam Files '....

I get it. You are validating. I wait a full hour for the thing to finish, and then

' The Steam Servers are currently too busy to handle your request. Please try again in a few minutes. '

Alright, I say to myself. It did finish its check, yet it cant contact the servers. No problem.

I wait a few minutes, try again.

' Validating Steam Files '

I find myself ' WTF 'ing once more. I wait yet ANOTHER hour.

' The Steam Servers are currently too busy to handle your request. Please try again in a few minutes. '

This has been happening each and every time I attempt to boot up TF2 for the past week.

Yes, the firewall allows ingoing, and outgoing traffic for all files and operations linked to Steam. I've even shut the firewall off for a time, to see if it would change results, and it has not.

Yes, I have attempted the major fixes to this issue, including renaming the current Blob file, and having Steam get a new one, as well as deleting TF2 from the hard drive, and reinstalling. I've even gone as far as to uninstalling, and re-installing, Steam, as well as cleaning the computer out with the newest version of CCleaner. Nothing seems to be working.

Any advice would be welcome on this subject. It is only occuring for this game. And damnit, I want to play the holloween event.

I have also sent in a trouble ticket.

Lets see which gets results first.
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Agent Michigan(Gone4FewDays) Nov 2, 2012 @ 10:18pm 
Can someone PLEASE give me a hand?
GG Nov 2, 2012 @ 10:50pm 
i need someone to answer this to
Agent Michigan(Gone4FewDays) Nov 3, 2012 @ 2:35pm 
Come on, ANYONE?!
Agent Michigan(Gone4FewDays) Nov 4, 2012 @ 9:22am 
Come on dangit. :I
Ecatts Nov 4, 2012 @ 9:52am 
same here, need a patch
Dragonrage Nov 4, 2012 @ 10:01am 
Yep, I keep getting this, I can get into TF2 but only after validating for 15 minutes. This happens everytime I start up my computer. Also the validating will get stuck at 77% for the majority of the time (10min./15 total minutes) and is getting annoying since I cant just decide I want to play, I need to plan when I want to play.
Marty Nov 4, 2012 @ 11:20am 
It validates files for me every time I run it too. If I keep hitting cancel whenever it pops up it eventually stops though. Try just hitting cancel a few times.
Super Ninja Fat Dec 16, 2012 @ 4:23pm 
Originally posted by KI Dragonrage:
Yep, I keep getting this, I can get into TF2 but only after validating for 15 minutes. This happens everytime I start up my computer. Also the validating will get stuck at 77% for the majority of the time (10min./15 total minutes) and is getting annoying since I cant just decide I want to play, I need to plan when I want to play.
Same here! ]:-(
I have tried deleting my .blob file, and it didnt solve it. Then I tried deleting everything but the steamapps and Steam.exe, and it STILL didn't help.......... It has to be a problem occuring in the same place! |:-(
Super Ninja Fat Dec 16, 2012 @ 4:24pm 
Mine stays at 77% like your problem also.
Mucinex Dec 16, 2012 @ 4:28pm 
Originally posted by Super Ninja Fat:
Mine stays at 77% like your problem also.
The post before yours was November 4th. Good bump. 10 bump.
Tim Timsen (Banned) Dec 16, 2012 @ 4:30pm 
Originally posted by Mucinex HOLIDAY EDITION:
Originally posted by Super Ninja Fat:
Mine stays at 77% like your problem also.
The post before yours was November 4th. Good bump. 10 bump.
Also, there's a solution sticky thread about this problem.
MadDOOM Dec 16, 2012 @ 5:59pm 
Reinstall The Game :)
KillerBen Dec 16, 2012 @ 7:18pm 
Try copying your steamapps folder onto your desktop, delete steam then re-install it. Beware though, it will delete your favorite servers list unless you find the file for I suppose.
Last edited by KillerBen; Dec 16, 2012 @ 7:18pm
Jaggsaw Dec 16, 2012 @ 7:19pm 
oh the glory of validation.. im thankful my validating only takes about 2 minuttes. its still annoying though...
MatrixMan1772 Jan 24, 2013 @ 3:35pm 
hi
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