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I pretend I'm cooler than AzH

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#1 16 years ago

Erik Johnson from VALVe Software posted some helpful information on Shacknews:

For people that are running into the bug on startup that looks like:

"Map Version is 0, expecting 19"

Try this to see if it works:

1. Go into your SteamSteamApps folder. 2. Rename the file called sourcemodels.gcf to something else. 3. Relaunch the game.

This is going to require a re-download of this file, but if you want to get playing tonight it's probably the best path. There are a couple of people now that were in this situation that were fixed this way.

As soon as we possible we'll release a fix for this that will not require this workaround.

Please let me know if this does or does not fix this specific problem for you. Just shoot me an e-mail at [email]erik@valvesoftware.com[/email]. If this does fix it, it would be useful to get copies of a couple of the renamed (bad) cache files.


Formerly Nik1818

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#2 16 years ago

Good post Azz! I'll be sure to check there when I encounter my (Inevitable/expected) problems! :lol: