Steam error game validating
I recently posted this to the Steam Community, thinking that was a more appropriate place for it..they were useless (see for yourself), and I've always gotten better answers from Tom's users, so I'm hoping someone might have some insight into this.
I've run into an issue where when I run "Verify integrity of game cache" it ALWAYS finds files to validate.
now you should have something like this,dim filesys, filetxt Const For Reading = 1, For Writing = 2, For Appending = 8 Set filesys = Create Object("Scripting. Open Text File("C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam Apps\[steam username]\[gamename]\steam_appid.txt", Forwriting, True) filetxt. Close the filetxt command is used to create or edit a text file in a specified location the Forwriting section means that the script will write to the file nothing more.
replace [steam username] with the username you use to log in to steam.
It appears to compare checksums of your local files with the cloud and will re-download any invalid files again.
As to why the validation is happening automatically after updates download for these two games.
It will also give you some idea about writing your own vbscript.
I have 4 other games installed on Steam and all of them are able to successfully validate all files.
I've tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling the offending game to no avail.
I've been aware of the validate steam cache files for a while.
You can do it manually from the properties tab by right clicking in the game list.