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Old 01-22-2014, 01:26 AM   #1
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Weird issue with games being fused/swapped in Steam

Basically, my friend has an issue similar to this with Steam atm:

http://steamcommunity.com/discussion...6017913732046/
http://steamcommunity.com/app/550/di...6017911975177/
http://steamcommunity.com/app/570/di...6017913139976/
http://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/commen...left_4_dead_2/
He reinstalled Steam today. When he tries to install Dota 2, Steam is trying to install Left 4 Dead 2 instead When he tries to install L4D2, it tries to install Team Fortress 2 instead?

And also, when I'm playing Dota 2, it shows as Left 4 Dead 2 to him instead?

What is going on? I DON'T WANT TO BE INFECTED BY THIS!

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Old 01-22-2014, 01:33 AM   #2
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I'm having the same weird issue and I'm trying to figure out why this is happening. Team Fortress 2 is now Portal, Left 4 Dead 2 is now TF2, CSS is not Half Life 2 Episode 2, HL2 EP1 is now Portal, HL2 Ep 2 is now CSS and TF2 L4D2 and HL2 EP2 are all updating.

I came to the forum to figure out what was happening, and while I didn't find that at least I'm not the only one.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:33 AM   #3
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Same issue here, I currently have portal renamed as half life 2: ep 1 and downloading a 1gb update. Hl2: ep2 is queued for update also guessing this too is another game.

edit: yeah universe sandbox is Hl2:ep2

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Old 01-22-2014, 01:50 AM   #4
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So after further investigation, I find that when I play the TF2 that claims to be Portal, it's actually Portal. Straight up Portal, GLaDOS and all, but my friends see "Time Lord Gray is now playing Team Fortress 2" as I should be. But I'm not. I'm playing Portal. And from my point of view, so is everyone else in TF2.

WHAT IS THIS
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:02 AM   #5
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Same problem here. Team Fortress 2 is now Portal, HL2: Episode Two is now Portal, Left 4 Dead 2 is Dota 2, Team Fortress 2 is Left 4 Dead 2, CS: Source is Half-Life 2....
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:11 AM   #6
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I'm having problems as well. I only have these problems with Valve games. It will probably be fixed soon.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:18 AM   #7
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Global Offensive seems to not be affected by this.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:25 AM   #8
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I didn't know computer games could have a body swap episode.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:35 AM   #9
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Same here, BloodRayne is Ghost Masters and it's not even the 1st of April yet
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:36 AM   #10
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Just has a 7.5GB update to L4D2. It's still L4D2.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:55 AM   #11
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You should wait till ~6 hours because many valve employee still fall asleep based on seattle time...
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:06 AM   #12
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I have the same issue here, former tf2 is now Portal. Trying to launch it, it launches portal. I looked through my library and found "Team Fortress 2" in the non-favorite section of the library. Trying to launch that starts the installation of l4d2.

http://imgur.com/q1Mv1YC

Please fix this by tonight (EU time) as I have tf2 scrims.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:34 AM   #13
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This doesn't happen to me.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:15 AM   #14
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Portal is showing up as Half Life 2: Episode One for me.
http://oi41.tinypic.com/1zp43o7.jpg

Other than that, I don't see anything else named wrongly (I have Valve Complete Pack).
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:21 AM   #15
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One can only hope that this mix up with the Valve appids means they're adding new ones or trying to rejig things to accommodate new ones in the near future...
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