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Windows 7: Left 4 Dead 2 Will not start

14 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Left 4 Dead 2 Will not start

Every crash report is the same http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n...08/GEO4Me6.png

I have already contacted steam support, been a month and no actual help.

I have posted a question on steam forums: Left 4 Dead 2 Will not start - Steam Users' Forums - I have already posted all the information here.

But seeing the crash report it must be something to do with the pc not steam ? I'm not the only one. Obviously they should release an update to get round this problem.


Thanks for reading

Danny K

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14 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

What's this about?

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Steam will not back it up, it will always stop at a certain point, no errors just the eta which was almost done rises and never progresses. Also like I said im sure it will not allow me to anyway because it isn't linked to my account - so that idea is out. Thanks though.
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Why isn't the game linked to your account?

That said, check out step#11 (Speaking of connection problems), and step#14 (Permissions) here: Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues
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14 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

It needs to be linked with Steam so they can update their clients they have a crap load of mods and simply put you need to have it synced with Steam for it to work properly

After you get it linked with steam i would go to local files and do a verify cache integrity
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14 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
It needs to be linked with Steam so they can update their clients they have a crap load of mods and simply put you need to have it synced with Steam for it to work properly

After you get it linked with steam i would go to local files and do a verify cache integrity
He didn't say it wasn't linked to steam, he said it wasn't linked to his account. You might also check the steam thread he started...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyk90 View Post
I have posted a question on steam forums: Left 4 Dead 2 Will not start - Steam Users' Forums - I have already posted all the information here.
Thanks.
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14 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
He didn't say it wasn't linked to steam, he said it wasn't linked to his account. You might also check the steam thread he started...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyk90 View Post
I have posted a question on steam forums: Left 4 Dead 2 Will not start - Steam Users' Forums - I have already posted all the information here.
Thanks.
Drew thanks for the heads up Steam has been having issues with servers just going down anyway
What i don't understand is how the game isn't linked to steam as it installs the client Pre game

One question did you activate Steam Cloud ?


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14 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Tommy the way I read it, and it's entirely possible, is that the account or game may not be his. It doesn't mean the game itself isn't linked to Steam.

And yes, being a Valve game, it most definitely has to have Steam installed to work. No getting around that one (well there are hacks, but...).

Anyway based on some of his troubleshooting, the game has to be installed on Steam on else some of them couldn't be accomplished.... verify cache integrity which he said he did.

Still.... there needs to be some type of clarification of what he means when he says the game isn't linked to his account. Or perhaps I'm missing something
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14 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The game IS MINE lol. Like I said in the linked steam question, I got it from the steam store when it was for free. But surely if that was the problem it would say its not linked to my account ?

I've never heard of steam cloud solarstarshines.

Thanks for the replies
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14 Jan 2014   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyk90 View Post
The game IS MINE lol. Like I said in the linked steam question, I got it from the steam store when it was for free. But surely if that was the problem it would say its not linked to my account ?

I've never heard of steam cloud solarstarshines.

Thanks for the replies
look on your Left4dead menu it will give you options
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14 Jan 2014   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyk90 View Post
The game IS MINE lol. Like I said in the linked steam question, I got it from the steam store when it was for free. But surely if that was the problem it would say its not linked to my account ?

I've never heard of steam cloud solarstarshines.

Thanks for the replies
Well you can thank us by answering our questions and telling us if you followed them or not??? Especially this....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
That said, check out step#11 (Speaking of connection problems), and step#14 (Permissions) here: Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues
You can also clarify what you mean by the game not being "linked to my account"

You asked for help - help us help you
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15 Jan 2014   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Sygnus21: I said "if that was the problem" not it IS lol :P

I unticked Steam Cloud synchronization and same problem.
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