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I was playing TF2 last night and I managed to get in to game fine. When the match ended and a new map was loaded, the game crashed for a minute but when it restarted, everything on the screen was white, the sound was looping and the text was displayed as small black blocks.

I closed down and restarted the game, entered a new game on a new server but the same thing happened when transitioning from one map to another. This time, everything on the map went multi-coloured and the text, again, displayed as blocks. This time, however, I was able to play.

I've never had a problem before. When I started up Steam last night there was a update for the game which I think may be causing my problems. Is this an issue with the game itself or the update? Or is it something to do with my computer, i.e the graphics card.

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Have you tried to verify the integrity of your files?

I find that doing this step solves 90% of my load/crashing problems with most steam games.

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Between that and deleting clientregistry.blob, I'd say only 1% of steam problems I've hit have required further investigation – Dave McClelland Oct 18 '11 at 17:41
Thank you. Verifying the files seems to have done the trick – Purplegoth Oct 27 '11 at 8:23

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