The Pizza Guy Nov 9, 2012 @ 9:57am
Steam Files Constantly Validating!!!
Whenever I launch TF2 or any game, a message pops up that shows the progress of Steam's validation of my files, which takes about 10 minutes to validate! Every time I try to start up the game it tries to validate, I have completed the validation numerous times but its keeps validating my files again and again.

I already tried to reinstall steam and delete the clientregistry.blob file and my attempts showed no avail. Somebody please help!
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Duder Nov 9, 2012 @ 11:00am 
Yeah I'm getting that too... I heard that defraging the TF2 files will help but that didn't work either.
Tick Tock.Üb Nov 9, 2012 @ 12:23pm 
same here. Guess I can't play Team Fortress 2 today at all.
Tick Tock.Üb Nov 9, 2012 @ 12:27pm 
It's the second time this happened and it's maddening as hell.
It appears restarting Steam helps though.
BlackRayPlayer Nov 9, 2012 @ 12:52pm 
I have a fix for it. However; it will be more of a hassle. The reason is because of the modded maps that were not original to TF2. In order to fix this, you must delete the whole game and reinstall/redownload. To keep it from happening again, you might try in options, go to multiplayer and select the option not to install mods (this doesn't block your purchases).

If you do not want to do so, then stop the validating at 85%, I found that it still worked after that everytime.
Last edited by BlackRayPlayer; Nov 9, 2012 @ 12:53pm
The Pizza Guy Nov 12, 2012 @ 5:11pm 
I did the "fix" that You reccomended and it didnt work :C, however, it has miraculously dissapeared, this problem, which is weird.

Originally posted by BlackRayPlayer:
I have a fix for it. However; it will be more of a hassle. The reason is because of the modded maps that were not original to TF2. In order to fix this, you must delete the whole game and reinstall/redownload. To keep it from happening again, you might try in options, go to multiplayer and select the option not to install mods (this doesn't block your purchases).

If you do not want to do so, then stop the validating at 85%, I found that it still worked after that everytime.
Attractive Toast Nov 12, 2012 @ 5:16pm 
I get it every time I start up steam. I wait until it reaches 10-20% done, close it, open TF2 again and it runs just fine, strange.
rxg | Ze Deadly Chef™ Nov 27, 2012 @ 2:33pm 
its just a waste of our time
rxg | Ze Deadly Chef™ Nov 27, 2012 @ 2:33pm 
because when tf2 FINALLY launches,it doent have connection to steam!
SWAMPY Feb 10, 2013 @ 1:59am 
I get it all the time I have tried opening it about 5 times now I have left it to 100 to 83 to 20 to 10 to all it wont work this is not good at all I mean come on I wanna play TF2
What the hell is Warframe? Feb 10, 2013 @ 8:36am 
mine always gets stuck at 76%
[WotH] ɮʘд† Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:36pm 
As long as the download isn't stopped BEFORE or AT 75% (so 76% and above), then it will be fine to launch.
Smithy (Offline For A Month) Feb 23, 2013 @ 1:40pm 
i have done everything seen on this page about this problem and my files still validate

if someone doesnt give me a real answer soon im going to literally cut someone with this spork i just found -.-
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Date Posted: Nov 9, 2012 @ 9:57am
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