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Steam's New Content System and FF

Posted 5 years ago by Fortress Forever Team
If you try to launch Fortress Forever, you might be prompted to update Source SDK Base 2006 to Steam's new content system. Doing so will move some base Source engine files around (but not mess with your Fortress Forever at all). If you are not prompted, then you'll need to force your Source SDK Base 2006 to update in order to be able to connect to servers:
In Steam, go to Library, select Tools from the dropdown, find Source SDK Base 2006, right click it and go to Properties. In the properties window, go to the Local Files tab and click "Verify Integrity of Tool Cache"

That should update you to the new Steampipe file system and then you should be able to connect to servers.

For server owners, you now need to use SteamCMD to install the Source Dedicated Server files (appid 205). For a tutorial, see How to install a SRCDS. If you don't manually manage your server, you will need your server provider to update your game server to the new content system.

For mappers, you might not be able to compile maps until you copy steam.dll from steamapps\common\Source SDK Base to steamapps\<username>\sourcesdk\bin\ep1\bin. Thanks to Uly for finding this fix.
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