Originally Posted by MightyDingus
Sarkie, thanks for the reply, but there are no .gcf files on the DVD. There are 1.85 GB of .cab files (sinep11-15), but not a single .gcf file to be had on the entire DVD.
Any other suggestions?
I'd go ahead and uninstall Steam, then reinstall from the media.
Uninstalling Steam just removes the Steam files, but does not remove your games, the personal settings for your games, etc.
This is a glitch in the Steam installer when it encounters a version of Steam newer than itself. Valve wrote the installer for us, and since we were testing against the latest version of Steam when we ran our installer tests, we didn't see this behavior.