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Posted on 02-06-14 11:17:34 AM (last edited by Hiccup at 08-25-14 12:47:31 PM) Link | Quote
The game runs fine from the folder, but opening from steam doesn't do anything.

I'm windows 8.1 with the latest version of steam.

Has anybody else had this problem? Any idea what I should do (other than re-install everything)?

EDIT: I guess they fixed it in an update. Dunno if it was anything to-do with my ticket though.
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Posted on 02-06-14 11:26:18 AM Link | Quote
Stupid question, but have you tried exiting and restarting Steam? I remember having the same problem a while ago, but I don't remember exactly what was causing it.
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Posted on 02-07-14 11:21:56 AM Link | Quote
I have and I have restarted the computer.
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Posted on 02-08-14 08:57:22 AM Link | Quote
Try reinstalling Steam.

The process:
Go to the Steam folder, highlight everything but Steam.exe and the folder Steamapps, wipe it off the face of the Earth, and then open Steam.exe, which will give you new files.

Note: DO NOT DELETE STEAMAPPS. THAT IS ALL YOUR GAMES AND YOU DON'T WANT THAT TO BE GONE.
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Posted on 02-08-14 10:35:06 AM Link | Quote
Thanks
What about save files, are they in steamapps?

Wouldn't this be more thorough? Uninstall steam with the uninstall application, then deleting all files (obviously after backing up the games & save files). Then installing it with the installer, downloaded from the website.
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Posted on 02-09-14 07:42:57 PM Link | Quote
There's no reason to completely uninstall Steam when the fix ||3 posted works fine in the majority of cases.
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Posted on 02-11-14 08:57:10 PM Link | Quote
try the blob thing?
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Posted on 02-14-14 04:46:22 AM Link | Quote
Answers:
* File deletion - Didn't work
* Blob renaming - Didn't work


Question:
* I'm on a 64-bit machine, should steam be installed under "Program Files (x86)"? In other words, does steam have a 64-bit version?
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Posted on 02-15-14 04:47:45 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Hiccup
In other words, does steam have a 64-bit version?

No, it does not.

You may as well try uninstalling Steam at this point.
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Posted on 02-15-14 06:21:41 AM Link | Quote
I've also tried that.
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Posted on 03-16-14 09:10:07 PM (last edited by Foxhack at 03-16-14 09:10:34 PM) Link | Quote
Tried this?

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3134-TIAL-4638

Edit: Oh of course I friggin reply to a one month old thread. Sorry. ._.
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