Not validating steam cache files

18 Oct

However, these download servers can become overloaded – if games are downloading slowly, you may want to change your download server.

You can view each download server’s load on the Steam Content Server Status page. To change your download server, click the Steam menu and select Settings.

I downloaded and reinstalled both the d3d9and Enhanced Shaders FX, but the problem persists.

Steam obviously mucked about with some of the vanilla game's files, and now isn't compatible with this common mod. Does anyone have a hunch of what could be the cause, and how could I fix Steam's borkage (without ultimately reinstalling the whole game from original dvd...)?

However, this may not always solve the problem – if the problem has already started occurring, the gameplay may be glitchy until you relaunch the game.

You’ll find this file in your Steam directory – C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam by default.

Straight to business: After I clicked "verify integrity of game cache" in Steam and it found "3 files that couldn't be found, will now be reacquired", my Enhanced Shaders FX broke down -- see attached screenshot.

Additionally, disappeared from the Skyrim Launcher's Data Files.

Right-click your taskbar and select Start Task Manager to open the task manager.

Be sure to change Steam’s CPU affinity back to the default – using all cores – before launching a demanding, modern game.