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portal 2 steam decrypting steam files what does it mean?

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I have portal 2 preloaded but when I go to play it says decrypting steam files what does that mean?
asked 8 years ago in GeneralGeneral by anonymous  

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Basically it means it's rendering the game so it is playable. Don't worry about it, you're good.

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It's unlocking it for you.

Remember they had to lock it while it was preloaded so you can't play? Now they have to unlock it. Maybe even a slight patch.
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
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It does that everytime you preload a game. Only happens 1st time you load up the game.
answered 8 years ago by Death31133 Mercenary (1,058 points)   1 1 19
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Just wait a few minutes, it's preparing the game files for you to be playable. Once it reaches 100%, you'll be able to start the game.
answered 8 years ago by Underyx Journeyman (663 points)   8
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This is just the preload encryption unlocking. It's in place so that you can preload your game before release date, but not be able to play it until it's actually released.
answered 8 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
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the pre-laoded files need to be decrypted by steam in order to play the game.
answered 8 years ago by jaykay Master (8,580 points)   5 7 51
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It's basically just unlocking it for you, because the had to have a way to keep you from playing it before it was out (kind of like a lock) and know they're just taking the lock off.
answered 8 years ago by Isaac B Journeyman (726 points)  
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It's decrypting files , from Pre-load. They were crypted to block players who wanted to play it before premiere.
answered 8 years ago by tomekbralek Journeyman (654 points)   3

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