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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#21. I think it's just a random error. It doesn't mean anything serious. Cause after a bunch of trying to login, I finally got in. It did everything right. Now I'm in and playing. Great game. Counter Strike Source is real nice. Haven't tried Half Life 1 Source yet. I was just angry for the moment. Valve is cool. I was just fusturated at the time since no other new game you buy has this much trouble just to play it. Now were all cool accept that faggot that replied to my anger trying to act cool. He's still a loser. Anyway. Great game, good luck trying to get it work if you still having problems. I'm off to play some more. Cheers!
P.S. Runs flawless on my pimped out rig with everything maxed out.

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