Team fortress 2 validating every time
Not keen on the prospect of re-downloading 12GB just to fix this issue. What I did was I went into my Steam Files, and renamed the file, restarted Steam, and then opened TF2. I had to uninstall the game and then install it again for it to go away. Don't turn off your computer with steam still running. I honestly hope this comment ends up near the top because I don't want others to waste their time with methods that don't work.
It took a while to load up first time around, but then after that, never had any problems with Verifying. Here is proof of me helping another person with the same method: explanation, and confirmation that it works Delete the game, and reinstall it.
Unfortunately, a few people are having this problem, me included.
VALVe claims to be aware of the problem, but it's been happening since the MVM update.
Yeah my installation started doing this recently...
The biggest event on the Competitive TF2 calendar is back again!Just let it validate the files and go do something else in the meantime.Every-time I reload steam and run TF2 it always runs the validating files box and does that until it freezes on 85% then I can close the box and TF2 will run. Among other things, it fixes the constant file verifications when starting Steam, and also makes game load times considerably quicker.This process will take quite a while, and don't cancel it.