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Well long story short, Steam has been acting up lately on my rig. Lets say when I try to play Team Fortress 2, I open the short cut, I see it a Steam popup stating "Preparing to launch Team Fortress 2" then shortly afterwards I get a Windows popup saying "HL2.exe has stopped working, Windows is finding a solution to this problem," But yet it has to do ****. I've tried HL2, EP1 & 2, CS:S and they are the same way, but for some reason I'm still able to play CS 1.6 and Audiosurf on steam.

Have any of you guys had this problem? I've tried everything from updating all my drivers, reinstalling Steam, restarting my rig, reseting my modem, etc. I need your help guys.
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It appears to be a problem with Source then.

Verify your Source games cache files by right clicking on the game, hit properties, local Files, verify integrity of games cache files.

If that doesn't work, try to reinstall the Source based games.
Edited by Puckbandit35 - 5/26/08 at 2:44am
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It appears to be a problem with Source then.

Verify your Source games Cache files by right clicking on the game, hit properties, Local Files, Verify Integrity of games Cache files.

If that doesn't work, try to reinstall the Source based games.
THANK YOU, this solved all my problems! +REP
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Anytime man.
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steam's been playing up with the offline play :*(
    
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Okay, as a update I current have HL2 running and all of my other games except my favorite, TF2. I've tried verifying my game cache files and it's STILL not working
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this little trick usually fixes a lot of my problems. In your steam directory there are two .blob files. One is client something and the other is update something. Delete both and try running the game again. If that doesn't work Delete hl2 and it's mods and make sure their gone in your steamapps folder. (Make sure the GCF's are gone as well) and try reinstalling from the ground up.
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this little trick usually fixes a lot of my problems. In your steam directory there are two .blob files. One is client something and the other is update something. Delete both and try running the game again. If that doesn't work Delete hl2 and it's mods and make sure their gone in your steamapps folder. (Make sure the GCF's are gone as well) and try reinstalling from the ground up.
I don't know why it's STILL acting up like this, I mean i just deleted EVERYTHING that was related to TF2/CS:S and I'm still getting that error.
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UPDATE: if anyone has vista and having this issue:

click on the Windows Start Button

click on the search window and type "cmd" (no quotations)

click on cmd

once you get into the command prompt, paste this into it:
net localgroup Administrators /add Local Service

this is how i got valve/source games to work for me
so if anyone is having this same issue then you might wanna give this a try


hope this helps to anyone that has/had this problem
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