View Full Version : Steam Validation Rejected (AGAIN!?!?)

12-31-2011, 04:33 AM
OK this has never happened before. I formatted my PC a while back and just installed srcds. The steam_appid.txt file with 440 (TF2) written in it always worked for me. But this time I've done that, and it still says steam validation rejected. Not even I can join the game, let alone my friends. Need halp!:(

12-31-2011, 05:51 AM
Are you using the Tools section of Steam? That's supposedly broken still, has never been fixed: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=27700715#post27700715

Try using the HLDS Update Tool instead.

01-01-2012, 07:32 PM
wtf is wrong with Valve? Why they haven't fixed this (widespread) problem is beyond me. I, too, have this problem. Funny, not even the listen server works out of the box. ugh.

01-05-2012, 03:02 AM
I understand, Valve will not fix it?