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Old 01-08-2009, 05:50 PM   #1
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STEAM validation rejected!

i start my dedicated server my server doesnt show ive changed the ports still does not work.
but when i try and connect to it it says STEAM validation rejected!

what on earth is this error ?
 
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:34 AM   #2
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bump please help
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:31 AM   #3
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go to your dedicated server folder (where the hlds.exe is) and make a text file with name steam_appid open it and write 10 and then close it
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:12 PM   #4
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lol thank you
it worked!
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:41 PM   #5
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HELP ME PLZZZZZZ i am so desperate!!!!!!

I having this issue with Hidden source, Gary's Mod and HL2 Deathmatch.

k after 3 days of intensive research i finally came accross this forum that promises me RESULTS!!. k i have the same "STEAM VALIDATION REJECTED" error but in trying to fix it by putting the steam_appid.txt in Dedicated Server folder with value of 10, i found out that that folder is empty instead there is a dedicated server.gcf in my steamapps folder. So WAT SHUD I DOOO??? how do i get steam read the folder instead of GCF (on extracting the contents of the GCF and applying steam_appid.txt). Btw i even tried puttin in the steam_appid.txt alone in the empty folder (Dedicated server) and still failed.


Orignally i had this error "Disconected: This account does not own this game. Log in to the correct account." I got no clue y its saying that!! i even deleted clientregistry.blob and still didn't work. You can view this topic for complete info for all the stuff i tried and solutions that didn't work for me

http://forum.hidden-source.com/showthread.php?t=10293

If u have solutions for either of these problems plz post a reply ASAP...
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:40 AM   #6
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I'll bump the thread, reason:
I have the same "steam validation rejected!" to all players who joins the server, including myself. I did add that txt file with number in it, didn't help, any other suggestions?
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:54 PM   #7
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Valve released an update to the hlds to fix this very issue. Try this to force downloading the updated version and to repair any broken hlds installtion:
0. Quit Steam.
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Steam
3. Create a new folder with today's date in ISO format e.g. 20090430
4. Move the FILES only(not directories/folders) in C:\Program Files\Steam to:
C:\Program Files\Steam\20090430
leaving only "Steam.exe".
5. Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps
6. Rename "dedicated server.gcf" to "0dedicated server.gcf"
7. Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\YOURSTEAMACCOUNT
8. Rename "dedicated server" to "0dedicated server"
9. Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Steam
10. Double click to run "Steam.exe".
11. Type in your username and/or password then click "Login".
12. If the Steam browser window isn't open then right click the Steam icon in your system tray and then click "Games".
13. Click on the "Tools" tab.
14. Right click on "Dedicated Server" and then click "Install game...".
15. Click on "Download and Install".
16. Click "Next >".
17. Click "Next >".
18. Click "Finish".
19. Wait until the Status is "100% - Ready".
20. Right click "Dedicated Server" and click "Launch game...".
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:34 AM   #8
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Fixed, thanks. Tho I have a new problem. I'll make a topic for it.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:18 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nojohnny View Post
Valve released an update to the hlds to fix this very issue. Try this to force downloading the updated version and to repair any broken hlds installtion:
0. Quit Steam.
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Steam
3. Create a new folder with today's date in ISO format e.g. 20090430
4. Move the FILES only(not directories/folders) in C:\Program Files\Steam to:
C:\Program Files\Steam\20090430
leaving only "Steam.exe".
5. Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps
6. Rename "dedicated server.gcf" to "0dedicated server.gcf"
7. Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\YOURSTEAMACCOUNT
8. Rename "dedicated server" to "0dedicated server"
9. Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Steam
10. Double click to run "Steam.exe".
11. Type in your username and/or password then click "Login".
12. If the Steam browser window isn't open then right click the Steam icon in your system tray and then click "Games".
13. Click on the "Tools" tab.
14. Right click on "Dedicated Server" and then click "Install game...".
15. Click on "Download and Install".
16. Click "Next >".
17. Click "Next >".
18. Click "Finish".
19. Wait until the Status is "100% - Ready".
20. Right click "Dedicated Server" and click "Launch game...".
I tryed that, still dame problem. been looking the net for hours now and havnt found antyhing.
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:58 PM   #10
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I have tried everything even bought a new router, This is the only game I haven't been able to host. I can host half life 2 etc . just fine. Help us steam.
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:32 PM   #11
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no easiest way its
open on dedicated server file> cstrike make new txt document
type inside 10
close save
and ur done
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:02 AM   #12
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Wink Steam Validation Rejected

(Super Bump)
I was trying to host a TeamFortress 2 Dedicated Server and I had this problem. I tried the steam_appid.txt solution, and it worked, except I put 440 in instead of 10.

10 is Counter Strike (http://store.steampowered.com/app/10)
EDIT2: CS:S is now app/240
and 440 is TeamFortress 2 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/440)
That should fix this problem, although Im REALLY late to the party...

EDIT: Due to many bumps, I have decided to add more to my post to hopefully deter those from bumping, and also help those with this problem.

The hlds.exe is in the folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\<account name>\source 2007 dedicated server
If its not there, you may have to run it from Steam>Tools in the Library Tab. This will make Steam install it if its not already there... As I said before for this to work, you need to change the steam_appid.txt to 440 if it is a TF2 Dedicated server.
If that does not work, then you can manually make the txt file and that should fix it.

For a GoldSource game (CS or HL1) hlds.exe would be in steamapps/<account name>/dedicated server

If you need any more help, feel free to PM me for it...

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Old 05-28-2010, 09:29 AM   #13
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sorry for the extra bump.

Where is the dedicated server folder located, and where is hlds.exe? When I search for it I get the TFC version, not the TF2 version, and I can't find the server folder

Program Files > Steam > steamapps > teamfireyleader > source 2007 dedicated server ?

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Old 06-24-2010, 11:44 AM   #14
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Yeah, where is the hlds.exe file?
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:05 PM   #15
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search for srcds.exe instead of hlds the folder should be like that :

D:\Steam\steamapps\jmsecchis\source 2007 dedicated server
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