Problems with steam updating games
Edit: it's not completely not doing it, it's doing it like 1 or 2MB at a time, explains why the workshop files worked.
You can try these: https://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/1/64881674...
The specific reason for the error will be shown in the parenthesis at the end of the error message.
The following fixes will resolve most update and installation errors with Steam.
Make sure that the download is paused and right click Dota 2, click properties and a new window will open.
Whenever this scenario occurs Steam is basically unable to download or update anything, which can be extremely annoying.Here's a list and a guide with step by steps on how to possibly fix the stalling update/download for Dota 2 client. • Clearing out the Dota 2 files from your depotcache folder. • Removing the Dota 2 files from the downloading folder. • Changing the region to force download from a different server.Wait for this to complete and then resume your download.- Removing the Dota 2 files from the downloading folder - *Make sure you pause any downloads before you attempt* To remove the downloaded files that might be causing the game to no longer continue to update/download correctly all you need to do is to open up your steam directory (This is usually defaulted to C:/Program Files/Steam) and open steamapps , downloading and locate any folders associated with the number 570.