H-L 2 Start-up Bug?

Valve's Erik Johnson made a post about a start-up bug on Shacknews. Thanks Frans:
For people that are running into the bug on startup that looks like:

"Map Version is 0, expecting 19"

Try this to see if it works:

1. Go into your \Steam\SteamApps folder.
2. Rename the file called sourcemodels.gcf to something else.
3. Relaunch the game.

This is going to require a redownload of this file, but if you want to get playing tonight it's probably the best path. There are a couple of people now that were in this situation that were fixed this way.

As soon as we possible we'll release a fix for this that will not require this workaround.

Please let me know if this does or does not fix this specific problem for you. Just shoot me an e-mail at erik@valvesoftware.com. If this does fix it, it would be useful to get copies of a couple of the renamed (bad) cache files.
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Could someone please tell me - for sure - to play the Single Player game - what do I need to have concerning Steam, etc?

When you install do you just need to verify once (like XP) or do you have to always be connected to Steam? Do you need to download and install the full Steam package? Do you get it with the game itself or do I need to download it?

Any help would be appreciated. I am broadband challenged (56k) and would like to know what I am in for.

Thanks.


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