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Fix for "Invalid Steam UserID Ticket" error

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:46 am
by BigToeCommando
Time required: Two minutes.


1. Your account name and password. (deleting "steam\config" wipes your stored account credentials)

2. Access to the email your steam account is tied to. (you'll need the SteamGuard auth code)


1. Close steam (Right click steam icon in system tray > exit)
2. Navigate to your steam folder (usually "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam")
3. Delete or move the folder called "config"
4. Start Steam.
5. Log on to your account.
6. Play.

If this does not work then try the following solution posted by Fug.

Here is how the client can fix this issue with relation to all source mods:

Delete all app/file/folder in steam EXCEPT the following:
+Steamapps Folder
+[Optional to delete] Userdata folder (which contain your screenshot)

Most people will tell to just delete the client_registry.blob or w/e it is. <--That used to work but now the above ^method is now more full-proof.

Hope this helps...

P.s. I think Valve are aware of this.

Re: Fix for "Invalid Steam UserID Ticket" error

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:03 pm
by Adreni
Actually, I ran into this problem with another Sourcemod a while back and the devs gave me a less disruptive solution. That is... there is no need to reconfigure Steam or reconfirm your account. ... l#msg85600

The .exe worked just fine for me, but as with anything use at your own risk. My recommendation is to try and work the script into the popup's code somehow. I hear that it can be done.

Re: Fix for "Invalid Steam UserID Ticket" error

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:21 pm
by Seranis
I started getting this again when I installed Windows 8. I deleted the config folder, and instead of the error, I just got a bunch of crashes in Dystopia. I restored the folder from the trash and replaced everything, and it magically worked again.