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[Solution] Steam linux client fails to Verify Integrity of Game Cache

6 November 2014 No Comment

Hello Internet!
If I ever try the “Verify Integrity of Game Cache” option of steam to check my local games for corruption it doesn’t see my files and re-downloads the game, and my connection speed is slow 😀

I am using Linux Mint, and this affect Ubuntu as well.

Turns out it’s a known issue https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/2515

It’s because your distro is encrypting /home and thus steam can’t recognize the files for some reason..

The Solution:
Create a new library directory
Settings -> Download -> Steam library folders
Then create a new folder

And to keep your old games, copy your /home/$(whoami)/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps directory contents into the newly created SteamApps
And you can then delete the contents of the old folder.

When you are installing a new game, steam will prompt to ask you where you wanna install it, choose the new directory that you created.

And thanks Valve/Steam for providing us with them great Linux games!

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