Have you ever downloaded a large 20GB game on Steam only to find out that it won't run due to corrupt or missing files?
Fortunately for you, we've created a brief how-to guide on how to resolve these issues so you don't have to come up with an intricate work around or have to re-download your games.
As a matter of fact, there are only seven easy steps to fixing this issue!
I've tried re-downloading the games, but nothing is working.. Move GCF into a folder called Steam Apps under where lives - restart steam and a *brief* validation may occur then the games installed.
I've read and tried pretty much every solution for this problem, but have not had any success.. Running a game up 1st time it will extract the gcfs into your ..\steamapps\ folders.
It will check the integrity of game files to make sure they are in working order.
If a file cannot be verified, it is replaced by an online copy which often resolves the issues that you are experiencing.
(This worked fine from 2004 till 11/2007) ----- Not sure why I didn't try this before, but I managed to get it working..(Sort of what gunny suggested..) 1) Run Steam and select the game giving you grief. 3) Once the backup is completed, delete the games local content. I was very surprised that the multiple deletes and downloads didn't correct the problem.
4) Quit Steam 5) Open the backup directory and run 'Steamapp.exe' to reinstall the backup. The easiest way to find the number is to right-click a game and select create desktop shortcut.Right-click the created shortcut afterwards and select Properties.Reddit user Shawn Maiberger has created a script that verifies all installed Steam games in one go automatically in the background.It is using the Auto It scripting language and can either be downloaded as a script or an executable file.While you could go ahead and remove games from Steam right away to install them anew, validation is often the better solution.