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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. I realize that many times when there is an issue with a game on Steam, it can be solved with "Verify Tf2 validating steam cache files every time Tf2 validating steam cache files every time Game Cache". Tf2 validating steam cache files every time, what exactly does this do?

I tried running Darksiders and it gave me an error of "Missing Executable", so I figured the verify would easily catch that and install the missing files. I was wrong, though, since the validation found no problems with the installation and the game continued to not launch from the same error.

I'm curious as to what exactly the verify option does.

So as the title implies,...

I know on some other games I have tried it on, steam will end up downloading some files, but apparently not all files are included in this. It compares the game files you have on installed your computer with those of of the latest version on the steam servers.

If its different in any way it replaces or adds on any files.

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What happens is that it checks the games has all the proper files sometimes if you want to mess with maps and stuff might accidentally delete some stuff so it adds all the right files!

This happened when I was trying to make Portal 2 and Stanley pabs together and I deleted some files accidentally. So I clicked the Verify thing and I could play Stanley pabs again!

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By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Batophobia 7, 21 62 It's likely doing some sort of checksumcomparing it to the values stored on the Steam Tf2 validating steam cache files every time, then determining if something needs to be replaced.

Interesting, I've Tf2 validating steam cache files every time seen this redownload an exe when I've manually patched the exe so it's checksum would be different. I wonder if the fact that it was completely missing prevented it from redownloading. Seems an odd oversight for Valve to make If I ever have a problem with a game on steam this always the first thing i do.

Bungalo Soldier 2 So why would "Missing Executable" not get downloaded, or even detected, from this process? Have you tried re-installing the entire game? Yes and that worked, but I had to delete it first to get the install option. After that I had to wait for the 10GB game to download and install itself.

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Seems like if Verify checks against the files I downloaded during installation, then it should have picked up on the executable error. Batophobia Sounds like it was missing the proper directory structure, or that Tf2 validating steam cache files every time file got corrupted somehow. Verification tools are good for running a simple check to see if your base files are in good order, but no tool is perfect.

Zibbobz I understand that, Tf2 validating steam cache files every time you'd think the executable would be included in the base files.

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