Skip TF2 file validation in Steam

Steam want to validate the cache of Team fortress 2, everytime I launch it, pretty darn irritating.

Frag at 0%, Running it in Win 8(VHD)

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    No. There is no way to skip file validation in Steam.

    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.

    There are alternative possible explanations. 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. The problem as it turns out was with my hard disk. By defragmenting my disk and my game, I managed to resolved the issue. 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. I’d recommend doing both just to be safe. 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 this may be an early indication of a problem with the hard disk that you may want to look into.

    You might try this:

    1) In your Steam library, go to Team Fortress 2, Right Click->Properties
    2) Go to the Local Files tab, and try these options

    • Verify integrity of game cache
    • De-fragment Game Files

    The final option, if the above didn’t work is to

    • Delete local game content. and reinstall.

    Obviously only do this as a last resort.

    I believe this is a filesystem issue. I get the some problem when I try to run games that I store on my ext3 drive (accessed via 3rd party driver), indicating that Steam seems to make quite low level system calls to check files.

    You will just have to deal with it till Steam updates to deal with the new FS specs.

    I have this behavior on my Dad’s old corrupt Windows XP computer (programs close without warning etc).

    This does NOT happen on my Windows 8 laptop. I don’t think it is caused by steam. My suggestilon would be to try deleting the TF2 game cache and start again.

    Theres is no solution but you can got to updates,and select do not keep my game updated. should be faster

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