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Steam Older Steam games not running?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Impatience, 4 Aug 2014.

  1. Impatience

    Impatience Active Member

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    Thought i'd have a go at some of the games in my Steam Library that I hadn't shown any love to recently.. But they wont run?

    COD4 - (Was going to run the Campaign again)
    Bioshock (1&2)
    GTA4
    LA Noire
    Fallout 3

    All wont work! They startup fine, then as soon as I click Play from their startup menus.. They go black screen as if to start up the Dev movie clips then hang and crash! :wallbash:

    Does anyone have a workaround for this? As i've bought them all in the last 9 months, so would hate to have wasted my money! :worried:
     
  2. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Question is what OS you run them on ? Do you have DirectX 9 installed ?
     
  3. Instagib

    Instagib Well-Known Member

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    Just checked now; LA Noire is working fine for me. Such an underated game too. It's very different.
     
  4. Jim

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    I can't imagine it's an issue with the games / Steam - none of those are really all that old.

    Have you done all the usual drivers etc?
     
  5. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    yeah that has to be a system issue.
     
  6. Impatience

    Impatience Active Member

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    Ahhh.. I'll have a double check on DX9, as I know I have DX10 & DX11. I thought that if the game needed it then it would've forced an install? But then it might not do that.. I know all the main drivers are up-to-date, would there be any other things like Direct X that may need an older version installed as well?
     
  7. ThirtyQuidKid

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    Fallout 3 GOTY working here....

    Are the game files up to date...... Maybe delete the game content and re-install ??
     
  8. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Haven't tried COD4 in a little while, but last time I checked it certainly seemed to work (on this PC running W8.1 etc).

    As others have asked, what's your setup?
     
  9. Impatience

    Impatience Active Member

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    Setup is:
    i3-4130
    EVGA 750TI SC
    8Gb Avexir Core Orange RAM
    MSI Z97I Gaming AC
    OCZ SSD with Win7 Home Premium on it
    WD 3Tb HDD with Steam and other games running off it
    None of it is OC'd and all standard.

    It's weird how they seem to crash, yet I could run Borderlands with full settings at 1080p with no issues!
     
  10. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    I was having some issues with some steam games not running on my laptop, which turned out to be a windowed/fullscreen issue. In particular, Fallout New Vegas wouldn't start. Here's how I fixed it:

     
  11. Impatience

    Impatience Active Member

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    Update on this:
    I tried to download DX9, and it said that a newer version was already installed.. So it gave up? Does anyone know where I can actually download it from?
     
  12. Jim

    Jim Ineptimodder

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    Steam installs a separate DX9 for each game where required AFAIK so it's not likely to be the issue.
     
  13. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    Have you tried going to where the .exe is for the game and right clicking and choosing "run as admin" - don't know why but this has made some steam games of mine work in the past that previously wouldn't work.
     
  14. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Have you tried my method yet to eliminate it as an issue?
     
  15. Trance

    Trance Two steps forward, one step back

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    Have all those and they all work for me...
     
  16. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    Try verifying the cache and then maybe creating a desktop shortcut from the .exe.

    I had trouble with Mafia closing verified the cache and there were a ton of files missing no idea what happened but it worked and I completed it again.

    Sleeping dogs was closing at the first cinematic when he gets arrested by the police..verified the cache and created a shortcut and it worked.

    I do use ccleaner so maybe it deleted some stuff it shouldn't have.
     
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