How to fix tf2 validating problem

1# Team Fortress 2 Low FPS Fix If you have been experiencing the drop in FPS in Team Fortress 2 lately, this fix may help you resolve the issue.Go to this location: This file basically records different stats in Team Fortress 2 and is updated frequently while playing the game.I'm sure more information or a permanent fix will be worked out soon.

You're browsing the Game FAQs Message Boards as a guest.Today, however, when I tried to play it, I get this: "Steam Validation Rejected." ... When my connection reestablishes and I try to join the server, I get this error.For the longest time, I knew of no other way to fix it other than to wait and keep rejoining until it eventually worked, or to join a different server (which didn't give me the error message).So, if you have any antivirus program running in the background, this file will be scanned all the time whenever it updates, which is too frequent.Resulting in low performance of Team Fortress 2 or say Drop in FPS.I've begrudgingly done the usual steps (as listed in the two links posted by Menthol), to no avail. Yeah, you have to disable auto-update for the 2006 SDK to keep it from converting it to Steampipe...

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