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post #1 of 24
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When I try to install CS:S I get this error:

Error 1305. Error reading from file C:\\ProgramFiles...\\counterstrike source shared.gcf. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.

Any ideas why?
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bad disc.
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post #3 of 24
Are you reinstalling it (did you have CSS on your PC before)? If so, maybe not everything got deleted from the folder. Run CCleaner to clean out your registry so Steam can install a completely new trace of CSS.
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This is the first time I am installing it. I bought it from someone on here. Should I delete anything to do with Steam and CS:S and try again?
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post #5 of 24
Just enter the CD-Key into steam and download it.
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Is there anyway I can disable a game on one account of steam, so that I can enable it on a new account. The person that I bought the game from game me the account password and user name, but I would rather have a different user name. I will try to download the game as well. Thanks.
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post #7 of 24
yeah, its a bad disc...do that, just download it.
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by selectodude
Just enter the CD-Key into steam and download it.
That works too. But to save some downloading time, I would copy the CDs onto the harddrive, and run the Setups from the CDs so it doesn't need to be read from a disk (assuming it has copied all files correctly).
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
Is there anyway I can disable a game on one account of steam, so that I can enable it on a new account. The person that I bought the game from game me the account password and user name, but I would rather have a different user name. I will try to download the game as well. Thanks.
No, there's no way to do that.
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post #10 of 24
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I don't understand. It says CS:S is ready in my steam account, and that I can "launch" the game, but it did not download. This steam thing is so frigin stupid.
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