Hl2 gameinfo.txt error

hl2 gameinfo.txt error

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Everytime I launch TF2, I get the following message: Setup file 'gameinfo.txt' doesn't exist in subdirectory 'hl2'. Check your -game parameter or VCONFIG setting.
Things I've tried
-Fresh reinstall (twice)
-Fresh OS reinstall
-Update drivers etc.
-Find 'gameinfo.txt' in my tf folder, delete it, verify game cache, and launch again
-verify game cache
-restart PC
-wait for a while
-run as admin
Help would be appreciated!

Everytime I launch TF2, I get the following message: Setup file 'gameinfo.txt' doesn't exist in subdirectory 'hl2'. Check your -game parameter or VCONFIG setting.
Things I've tried
-Fresh reinstall (twice)
-Fresh OS reinstall
-Update drivers etc.
-Find 'gameinfo.txt' in my tf folder, delete it, verify game cache, and launch again
-verify game cache
-restart PC
-wait for a while
-run as admin
Help would be appreciated!

Have you tried replacing the gameinfo.txt with a new one? Here's a link. Just place that in your tf folder and see if it works.

Have you tried replacing the gameinfo.txt with a new one? [url=https://www.dropbox.com/s/heyy925duvgapql/gameinfo.txt?dl=0]Here's a link[/url]. Just place that in your tf folder and see if it works.

I've had this issue a few times in the last couple days. It was being caused by a bad desktop shortcut for tf2. Not sure if that's the issue here. I fixed it by creating a new shortcut for tf2.

I've had this issue a few times in the last couple days. It was being caused by a bad desktop shortcut for tf2. Not sure if that's the issue here. I fixed it by creating a new shortcut for tf2.

Just tried it, no dice, thanks though

Just tried it, no dice, thanks though
[quote=Carn]Have you tried replacing the gameinfo.txt with a new one? [url=https://www.dropbox.com/s/heyy925duvgapql/gameinfo.txt?dl=0]Here's a link[/url]. Just place that in your tf folder and see if it works.[/quote]

check the file itself? I remember a while back i had a fucky problem with it and for some reason the gameinfo was completely wrong, it was pointing the filesystem to some appid that wasn't 440 (tf2's). You can probably use the one you dl'd to crosscheck.

check the file itself? I remember a while back i had a fucky problem with it and for some reason the gameinfo was completely wrong, it was pointing the filesystem to some appid that wasn't 440 (tf2's). You can probably use the one you dl'd to crosscheck.

Crosschecked and looked it over. Issue still persists. Appreciate the help though

Crosschecked and looked it over. Issue still persists. Appreciate the help though
[quote=BuildBruh]check the file itself? I remember a while back i had a fucky problem with it and for some reason the gameinfo was completely wrong, it was pointing the filesystem to some appid that wasn't 440 (tf2's). You can probably use the one you dl'd to crosscheck.[/quote]

Did you ever find a solution?
I have replaced the gameinfo.txt from here, verified it at least it has 440 in the right place
I also replaced my desktop icon from within steam.
Any help please

Did you ever find a solution?
I have replaced the gameinfo.txt from here, verified it at least it has 440 in the right place
I also replaced my desktop icon from within steam.
Any help please

I have the same problem. Please help :(

I have the same problem. Please help :(

I have something similar to this. when i launch it through steam, it crashes on the startup loading screen. If i try to launch it through the tf2 folder, the error message opens. Send Help.

I have something similar to this. when i launch it through steam, it crashes on the startup loading screen. If i try to launch it through the tf2 folder, the error message opens. Send Help.

sorry for necroing

i've been battling this for the past week, nothing worked, did everything b0wl did, added him to see if he fixed it and said he just got a new pc

i got a match tomorrow and i can't play anywhere else, please help

this is the error i get when i launch it normally

https://i.imgur.com/Jhr5ezO.png

this is the error i get when i launch it through hl2.exe (as administrator awell)

https://i.imgur.com/HGvUw63.png

edit
fixed it, thanks wiethoofd and prsn for helping out!

sorry for necroing

i've been battling this for the past week, nothing worked, did everything b0wl did, added him to see if he fixed it and said he just got a new pc

i got a match tomorrow and i can't play anywhere else, please help

this is the error i get when i launch it normally
[img]https://i.imgur.com/Jhr5ezO.png[/img]

this is the error i get when i launch it through hl2.exe (as administrator awell)
[img]https://i.imgur.com/HGvUw63.png[/img]


edit
fixed it, thanks wiethoofd and prsn for helping out!

So, does anyone know an actual solution for this? Checking the app id (which is 440) and replacing gameinfo.txt didn't work.

So, does anyone know an actual solution for this? Checking the app id (which is 440) and replacing gameinfo.txt didn't work.

how did you fix it? i'm literally trying anything but still no results.
Thank you

[quote=JackyLegs]sorry for necroing

i've been battling this for the past week, nothing worked, did everything b0wl did, added him to see if he fixed it and said he just got a new pc

i got a match tomorrow and i can't play anywhere else, please help

this is the error i get when i launch it normally
[img]https://i.imgur.com/Jhr5ezO.png[/img]

this is the error i get when i launch it through hl2.exe (as administrator awell)
[img]https://i.imgur.com/HGvUw63.png[/img]


edit
fixed it, thanks wiethoofd and prsn for helping out![/quote]

how did you fix it? i'm literally trying anything but still no results.
Thank you

I've tried a couple of methods with wiethoofd and prsn which fixed it temporarily, I've taken all my launch options out and put -autoconfig in my launch options after restarting my pc, after a few tries it worked (try launching as administrator if it doesn't work).

after a while it happened again, eventually, my pc died, my motherboard and graphics card were toast, had to replace them, after that it never happened again.

I've tried a couple of methods with wiethoofd and prsn which fixed it temporarily, I've taken all my launch options out and put -autoconfig in my launch options after restarting my pc, after a few tries it worked (try launching as administrator if it doesn't work).

after a while it happened again, eventually, my pc died, my motherboard and graphics card were toast, had to replace them, after that it never happened again.

try puting the gameinfo.txt into the team fortress 2 folder then put in into the hl2 folder and run it???

try puting the gameinfo.txt into the team fortress 2 folder then put in into the hl2 folder and run it???

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How to Download, Fix, and Update Gameinfo.txt

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your gameinfo.txt issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.


Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the gameinfo.txt error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Half-Life 2 Garry's mod (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Half-Life 2 Garry's mod software.

You can uninstall Half-Life 2 Garry's mod software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Half-Life 2 Garry's mod 9.04 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Half-Life 2 Garry's mod software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Half-Life 2 Garry's mod 9.04

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Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many gameinfo.txt error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the gameinfo.txt error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

How do I fix HL2 in Gameinfo txt?

How do I fix HL2 in Gameinfo txt?

How to fix this problem:

  1. First and foremost run the game (HL2, EP1, etc) at least once before running the SDK tools like Hammer.
  2. If this is a custom MOD, make sure the Game Directory is set correctly, and that a valid gameinfo.
  3. Try running the game you’re editing for once from the Play Games window.

How do I fix setup file Gameinfo TXT doesn’t exist in subdirectory HL2 gmod?

txt’ doesn’t exist in subdirectory ‘hl2’. Check your -game parameter or VCONFIG setting. EDIT: After hitting Uninstall in Steam, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\ and delete the leftovers. It’ll take a while to reinstall typically but better than nothing at all.

What is bloxwich gmod?

Edit. Secret Phrase is an achievement in Garry’s Mod. It is earned by typing “bloxwich”.

How do I play gmod in game mode?

To set the gamemode on a Garry’s Mod server, click on the “Game Settings” tab on the left side of the Nodecraft server control panel, then edit the gamemode option as presented. This will generally relate to a folder in the garrysmod/gamemodes directory on your server, but may differ if using a workshop gamemode.

What is Vconfig setting?

The SET VCONFIG command, like the QUERY VCONFIG command, will display ESA390 when MACHINE is set to XA, ESA, or XC, and will display GENERAL when MACHINE is set to Z. GENERAL is the default setting for virtual machines at logon when the real logical partition mode is not Linux-only and the virtual machine mode is Z.

How many people have the addict achievement in GMOD?

An addict in a nutshell. 2.5% of people (Garry’s mod players) have this achievement.

How do I add a custom gamemode to my GMod server?

How to Add Custom Gamemode to Your GMod Server

  1. Open an FTP client such as FileZilla.
  2. Login to your FTP server.
  3. Navigate and find your servers “Garry’s Mod” folder.
  4. You will need to create a folder named “gamemodes”.
  5. Drag and drop your custom gamemode files into the “gamemodes” folder.

How do I run Vconfig?

The vconfig.exe application is found in the \sourcesdk\bin directory….Using VConfig to set the game directory

  1. Double-click the vconfig.exe application.
  2. Next you must choose the correct Current Game from the drop-down list.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Now launch one of the SDK tools, such as the Hammer Editor, by double-clicking it.

How do I set the game directory in V config?

Using VConfig to set the game directory. The VConfig application can also be used to set the active game directory. It provides a similar function to setting the Current Game in the SDK Launcher . The vconfig.exe application is found in the \\sourcesdk\\bin directory.

Where can I find the vconfig application?

The vconfig.exe application is found in the \\sourcesdk\\bin directory. For example, if you installed Steam at C:\\Program Files\\Steam, VConfig would be found here: To set your active game directory with VConfig:

How do I find the game Directory of a mod?

This would be the case if you selected Create a Mod in the SDK launcher, entered C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\sourcemods\\MyMod as the directory, and entered Blasters as the mod name. One way to determine the game directory of your game is to look for a file called GameInfo.txt.

How do I set the game directory in a batch file?

To do this, simply run VConfig with the command-line parameter -game [ directory]. This can be especially useful for setting the game directory in a batch file or other automated process. For example, the following command would set the game directory to the default Half-Life 2 install path without having to actually launch VConfig:

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    This appears when the current game is suddenly tuned up. This can happen if: The game directory is not defined correctly. Definitely, the tools cannot find all the information about the game.

    I moved all my Steam games (via the Steam folder) to a nice new hard drive to save space. Now when I try to determine the release date, I get the missing msg: gameinfo.txt message. Blah, blah, blah, maybe this is where it should be, probably a directory error. I am sure that simple editing and material will not change the catalog, but will simply score, as persistently as possible, for the game (in this version of Garry’s Mod). I have already tried unsuccessfully to reinstall your game.

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    Half Life 2 missing gameinfo.txt
    I was screwing around with Half-Life 2, downloading a mod to spice up the gameplay a bit. When I initially installed the mod, it didn't work. So after a few more tries, uninstalling the game once or twice to see if that would solve the problem, I ended up dragging the Mod's folders into the hl2 folder. Upon launch the game immediately crashed, so I naturally deleted the games files, uninstalled the game and reinstalled it. Unfortunately, every time I launch the game the message as follows appears:

    "Setup file 'gameinfo.txt' doesn't exist in subdirectory 'hl2'. Check your game parameter or VGCONFIG setting."

    I do not know what to do from this point. I've read similar posts that had this issue, but was for different games such as Team Fortress 2 or Counter-Strike Source. I tried using Source SDK, but my knowledge of using that is very limited. Any help is well appreciated.
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