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TF2 Will not launch validation stuck at 100%

post #1 of 9
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As the title states. I believe last or night before it worked just fine, but tonight it refuses to launch.
It opens up the "prepairing files" window, that fades; Then it opens up a validating steam files window witch goes from 0% to 100% instantly, the window fades, then nothing.

List of things that did not work: reinstall; delete the .blobs; deleting tf2 folder and revalidate;

Things im currently trying: backup content, delete local content, reinstall from backup.
Edited by Blue_Fire - 7/3/08 at 2:00am
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post #2 of 9
Launched for me just now, lol.

Try deleting the local game-content and reinstalling. Hopefully you have the disk so the install won't take so long.
    
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eek, no disk...
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Edit: nvm.

As muahahahahaha said, reinstall.
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that sucks, wonder why it goofed up. ohwell i guess time for more freaking crysis and bioshock.
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Have you tried the elusive google? I just searched "tf2 preparing files", got a few hits.

Check this one out:

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...fm/993431.html

Essentially:

Code:
Reboot
Re-login
Delete your client.glob and start (ie login) again.
 Reboot
Failing that, delete anything sounding like it is TF2 related from the appropriate folder where steam keeps .gdf (?) files.
 Failing that, delete everything and start again (including the steam client).
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try deleting the clientreg.blob file in your steam folder and restart steam.
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post #8 of 9
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ah the ever elusive google search... ok ill give it a go before a reinstall. cant view that link though. my internets is buggy.

EDIT: well that didnt work. What im going to try and do is backup the game files via the property menu, delete local content, and then reinstall via the back up.
Edited by Blue_Fire - 7/3/08 at 1:56am
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Well im simply amazed that it worked.

For future reference, anyone having a validation issue needs to backup, and reinstall from the backup
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