I’ve done some googling and wasn’t able to get an answer, so I’m posting it up here.
I have two official, steam-bought versions of Garrysmod. Both accounts have TF2 + CS:S installed as well.
One account is VAC banned. We’ll call this Account1. The other account is not VAC banned, and has most of the same games (CSS, HL2, garrysmod ect.). Let’s call this second account… Account2!
So, I’m using Account1 to run a dedicated server using the Source Dedicated Multiplayer Server tool through steam. I have tried using the hlupdatetool a few times, and it seems to just get harder to do each time. I am using the GUI.
When I connect with Account2, I get a “Steam Validation Rejected” error.
So, I copy… wait… hang on…brain wave.
No, Ok, that didn’t work.
I got the Dedicated server tool to recognise garrysmod as an option by copying and pasting the files from /steamapps/username/garrysmod/garrysmod into /…/…/Source 2007 Dedicated Server/garrysmod
The server itself throws up no errors, but when I join, I get the Steam Validation Failed
Does anyone have any experience with this, or any suggestions?