Usings Steams ‘Validate File Integrity’ option deletes all simulator content without warning.
Typically when using this option on other games in Steam, it seems to evaluate game files and re-aquires the ones that are damaged. Because this behaves differently for MSFS it catches users off guard on a regular basis.
This is problematic as it forces unsuspecting users to require the simulator content, and may lead to them encountering the Only 2 aircraft bug.
This can be especially upsetting for users who have a slow download speed, or a limited data cap.
Steps to Reproduce
- Open Steam Client
- Go to the library
- Right-click on MSFS
- Open Properties, and go to ‘Local Files’ (on left tab navigation)
- Click ‘Verify integrity of game files…’
Clicking this option should analyze the files within the simulator, identify corrupted or problematic files, and replace them.
If this is not possible for some technical reason, this option should either:
Only verify the client files, which are already obtained and updated through Steam.
- Provide users a facility in the client to verify sim packages from the content manager
Provide a warning to users that clicking the button will “Delete all simulator content. You will be required to download and re-install the simulator when you next use it”
- If this is not possible due to a Steam limitation, then the button should be disabled. If that is not possible, then option 1 needs to be the option implemented.
I am unable to provide images, screenshots, or videos as my GPU blew up, and I have no access to a computer running MSFS.