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Windows 7: Help! MW2 fatal error steam must be running!

24 Aug 2011   #1
airfly7777

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
Help! MW2 fatal error steam must be running!

I have bought mw2 from dick smith and installed it on my computer however whenever I try to go onto the single player or multiplayer it comes up with the error "Fatal Error steam must be running" and then exits to the desktop.
Thankyou in advance!


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24 Aug 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I speak under correction, but it appears, at least for the multi-player version that you require a STEAM account in order to tun the game - I'm not sure about Single Player Mode though.

Check the system requirements for MW2 on the side of the box, and see if it mentions a STEAM account requirement.

Regards,
Golden
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24 Aug 2011   #3
airfly7777

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Thankyou for the reply
I know that my computer can run it as I have the same computer as my friend and he can run it.
I also know that I need a steam account but even when steam is open and i am logged on it still shows the error.
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24 Aug 2011   #4
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by airfly7777 View Post
Thankyou for the reply
I know that my computer can run it as I have the same computer as my friend and he can run it.
I also know that I need a steam account but even when steam is open and i am logged on it still shows the error.
Have you tried to launch the game from the steam library? i know that some games won't load on my system because the shortcuts are dead links.

MrNeeds
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24 Aug 2011   #5
airfly7777

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Thankyou MrNeeds for your reply and yes I have tried to launch it from steam and also from the steam directory.
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24 Aug 2011   #6
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Seems that the steam protection dll isn't operating as instructed, have you tried uninstalling steam and re-installing it?
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