I don't have access to any TF2 maps in Gmod, so my guess is that something messed up when installing (I did get a random blue screen right the **** out of nowhere today when it was at 100% (with 100% apparently not meaning it's done) so that could be it). What I did:-Backup Local Files to an external memory drive-Delete all local content-Restore the back up-Play TF2Considering you reinstalled a bunch of times, not sure it'll work.
Localization files govern how text and dialogue are used and shown in-game in the user's preferred language.Steam want to validate the cache of Team fortress 2, everytime I launch it, pretty darn irritating. 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. 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. By defragmenting my disk and my game, I managed to resolved the issue.Frag at 0%, Running it in Win 8(VHD) Any way to skip it? S:-It is nowhere related to HDD failing in my case, though it might indicate data corruption in your's, see SMART data. 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. You may need to validate files manually after this, but it should hopefully be the last time.I tried reinstalling the game at least four times to no avail (it did let me play once, but it had horrendous stuttering issues), and I even tried reinstalling all of Steam twice. The game refuses to do anything past validating files that have already been validated, and getting an update that I already have (which I know from the brief stint mentioned above). I did decide to do it manually like you said, but that didn't do crap. So **** it, I'm just going to reinstall the entire game for the FIFTH TIME to see if that changes anything. Feedback submitted through this channel will be used to improve the quality of content found in the knowledge base.