I had to validate all of my games one more time after doing this, but after that it ran fine--except, Portal 2 never stopped validating and I can't play it anymore now... I fixed the problem by going to TF2 Defragment Cache files After the defragmenting (it took around 10 min I think), I pressed play, it did its thing, downloaded about 30 MB of data, and done.
I fixed it by deleting everything in the Steam folder except for Steamapps, and then running Steam again. It said: validating files 100% cache 0 files out of 1 tf2 file 1 out of 1 100% And then it would remain at 100% for, as far as I know, hours. Mac OS 10.5.8 Edit: Although I'm pretty certain that the 30 MB was for the update and not related to this 'cache' problem.
To prevent this from happening unexpectedly, you must assert control over when Steam performs such steps.
Steam has demonstrated that they will ignore the disabled 'auto update' settings for a game without warning (at least sometimes) when the game vendor releases a patch.
I have restarted steam, restarted my pc, deleted clientregistry.blob, tried to reinstall steam.
Only other option i see is re-installing my game, but i really want to avoid that as it would take me a day to redownload.
It say's it's 100% done, but the window doesn't go away and I can't start TF2. It finished the validating for the TF2 file, but the Steam cache file validation seems to be it's issue. At AM It finally reaches 91% Its now PM its only at 93% The dialog box says: Title bar: Validating Steam files - 93% The rest of the dialog box: Verifying Steam cache files (0 of 1) Validating Team Fortress 2 file (1 of 1) ...
I still have this problem too, even after updating Steam.
The only difference for me is that my validation is stuck on 40%, rather than 100%. Yes, I'm running TF2 on a Mac as well, 2009 Model, OS 10.6.7.
All it says is missing executable for every game, and payday 2 beta just keeps saying validating files to 100% and nothing happens after that. Ive tried deleteing the appcache and running as an administrator but to no avail.
The Steam client application's files must be updated to allow for the use of Offline Mode.