How To Configure a TF2 Video Replay Server

Question How do I setup a replay server? Answer For a non-technical overview of the replay feature, you can view the press release here. At its core, Replay is an extension of SourceTV. The feature must be enabled on the server side, and the “demo” files that are ultimately generated include the full PVS, meaning …

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Secure connection failed, No Steam logon, or A connection to the VAC servers could not be made

Question I am trying to connect to a secure game server, but I received the error message ‘SECURE CONNECTION FAILED’. Common causes: Connection Issues Security Software Background Applications Third-party Anti-Cheat Applications Answer This issue stems from four main sources: connection issues, security software, background applications and third-party anti-cheat applications. Connection Issues Firewalls and Routers If …

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Client dropped by server and Warning: Connection Problem

Question I am receiving one of the error messages listed below: WARNING : Connection Problem Client dropped by server Answer If you are receiving these error messages, it is most likely a network connectivity issue interfering with game traffic between your machine and the server you are playing on. Please use the following process and …

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Bad file server is enforcing file consistency

Question I get this error: Error: Bad file Server is enforcing file consistency. Answer If you are getting disconnected from servers with the following error: You have been disconnected from the server. Reason: Bad file Server is enforcing file consistency for”. This usually happens if you copied over some custom content from an old install …

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CL_FlushEntityPacket

Question I see this message when I’m playing: ‘WARNING: CL_FlushEntityPacket Answer If you are getting CL_FlushEntityPacket Warnings this typically means that either: Your internet connection or the server’s internet connection is having problems. Your connection is overloaded, for example running a peer-to-peer filesharing application in the background. There are other computers on your local network …

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HL2.EXE has stopped working

Question Game Error: HL2.EXE has stopped working Answer General Troubleshooting Game crashes can have many different causes depending on your system. The best way to determine what the issue is being caused by is to follow this guide first: Troubleshooting Game Crashes Windows Vista Users There are several Hotfixes available for Vista users and Vista …

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Error verifying STEAM UserID ticket

Question I receive the error: ‘You have been disconnected from the server. Reason: Error verifying STEAM UserID ticket’ when I try to connect to a server. Answer Important: If the Steam Network is down or too busy you may not be able to connect to a Game Server – to determine whether or not this …

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