TF2 Stuck in Validating Loop

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by Penguin, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    title says it all, game won't launch because it's perpetually validating over and over again

    how fix
     
  2. radarhead

    aa radarhead Level 20 "Mapper"

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    Is Hammer open? TF2's updating system gets really bugged if Hammer is open.
     
  3. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    Close hammer, and if it starts another validation after you've done that, restart steam. It happens because the game files in use by hammer can't be modified while they're open.