This feature was added after several tests by Nem indicated that Steam's built in defragmenter did not always completely defragment a game's GCF files.
In fact, Steam would often falsely report a fragmentation of 0% when the true fragmentation was as high or higher than 10%, a value extremely detrimental to performance.
This feature provides a quick alternative to Steam for checking GCF corruption and listing corrupt and incomplete files, but cannot repair corrupted GCF files as Steam can.To validate all or part of a GCF file using GCFScape, complete the following steps: In version 1.6.0, the ability to defragment GCF files was added to GCFScape.Map the entire file to memory (instead of pieces of it as needed). Can speed things up if you have sufficient free memory.Some operating systems have problems with file mapping (in particular Windows 98) and may produce errors; disable this option in such cases. By default, Steam loads files in read/write mode and is liable to change their contents at any time (as updates occur).In order to download the map, you will need to connect to a server with that map playing, it will automatically download that map.5# Server Browser Can’t See Any TF2 Servers Team Fortress 2 servers are currently listed under Team Fortress so when you filter to see Team Fortress 2 servers only, you will get nothing.6# How to Startup Team Fortress 2 with Launch Options7# HL2Crashes Refer to #9 and you will find several workarounds to fix this issue.
8# TF2 Crashes If you are experiencing random crashes when playing the game, you may need to get rid of your old data and redownload it from Steam.Team Fortress 2 is currently the most played PC multiplayer game following its move to free to play business model.This transition hasn’t been smooth, Valve servers are over loaded, and new players are finding it difficult to get started with the game.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.You can run the game in windowed mode or you can disable the Windows Aero Themes.