Steam always validating tf2

06-Feb-2017 11:17 by 8 Comments

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As such the game must run the correct D3D installer version that it was specifically compiled with to ensure the binaries exist.

As stated, that was my experience and that's what happened.

Do what you will with [email protected] To Hell I didn't say it is and I'm glad to hear your HDD is running well.

Microsoft has a helper library with D3D called D3DX.

There are over 40 different versions of the D3DX library for D3D9 alone, and many more for D3D10 and 11 as well.

Even if a later version of the binary is already installed, that version cannot be used, and even if your Direct X install is up-to-date because you’ve run a more recent version of the installer that is not guaranteed to have installed all previous versions.

Even worse, if a version is installed for x86 it doesn’t guarantee the same version is installed for x64, so 64 bit and 32 bit games may need to run the same exact installer version but targeting different platforms when run.”“The code to check correctly and repair broken installs all exists in the installer and running it is a guarantee that the correct binaries will exist when you run the game and prevents lots of bad cases where a game would fail to launch with an obscure error if a windows install was either missing the correct version or somehow corrupted in the past.”.” Some games, such as Valve’s own Source titles, require only the core Direct X to be installed, and thus don’t require the install process the first time you run them.Yes, that annoying Validating Steam cache files message pop-ups up each time you launch Team Fortress 2 or Counter Strike Source from a cold boot (meaning you haven’t launched the game since your PC started up).Here’s a quick rundown of purported fixes for this recurring TF2 cache problem that MAY work for you.Steam want to validate the cache of Team fortress 2, everytime I launch it, pretty darn irritating. I can't support an issue specifically with regard to Windows 8 so if that's the issue, the only solution that I can propose is to wait until this software is officially supported on Windows 8. The following is based on my own experience with Steam doing this to me for TF2 and a similar case can be found here When I first installed TF2 some time ago on a Windows Vista install, it exhibited this behaviour for me. By defragmenting my disk and my game, I managed to resolved the issue.Frag at 0%, Running it in Win 8(VHD) Any way to skip it? S:-It is nowhere related to HDD failing in my case, though it might indicate data corruption in your's, see SMART data. You can try defragmenting the game files in Steam through the Local Files tab of Team Fortress 2's Properties page in the Steam Library, but I found using the OS's defragmentation tool was necessary if I recall. You may need to validate files manually after this, but it should hopefully be the last time.At the time, there were no bad sectors reported and the hard drive was less than a year old, but fast-forward a year or two and that hard disk died on me so There are two kinds of fragmentation at play: GCF fragmentation and actual HDD fragmentation.