Chevayo Feb 20 @ 4:49am
SH4 Fails to start, no error message (Solutions: Post #16, #18)
EDIT:
Possible solutions are in Post #16 and #18 in this thread.


The game was working just fine yesterday, today it failed to start up.
There is no error message, nothing at all. No idea what caused it also, there was no crash or irregularity of any kind. There was however a Steam client update, i think.
Since the game itself was functional (and the local files are in order, checked) i am quite sure, it's Steam screwing up.

Tried the usual suspects, checked integrity, restarted everything, cleared chaches, uninstalled/reinstalled everything. Drivers are up to date. Also filed a ticket, but well...

Any help would be appreciated.

Running Windows 8
Last edited by Chevayo; Feb 24 @ 5:00am
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Chevayo Feb 20 @ 5:41am 
Here's the readout from the Steam console:


ExecCommandLine: ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -console"
System startup time: 5.74 seconds
OnFocusWindowChanged to window type: k_EWindowTypeSteamDesktop, 0
CAPIJobRequestUserStats - Server response failed 2
OnFocusWindowChanged to window type: k_EWindowTypeNonSteamDesktop, 0
OnFocusWindowChanged to window type: k_EWindowTypeSteamDesktop, 0
Game update: AppID 15200 "Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific", ProcID 3964, IP 0.0.0.0:0
CGameStreamThread: Added instance ID 3964 for appid 15200
CGameStreamThread: Set render instance ID 3964 for appid 15200
--> Game removed: AppID 15200 "Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific", ProcID 3964
OnFocusWindowChanged to window type: k_EWindowTypeNonSteamDesktop, 0
OnFocusWindowChanged to window type: k_EWindowTypeSteamDesktop, 0
Game update: AppID 15240 "Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific U-Boat Missions", ProcID 4268, IP 0.0.0.0:0
CGameStreamThread: Added instance ID 4268 for appid 15240
CGameStreamThread: Set render instance ID 4268 for appid 15240
---> Game removed: AppID 15240 "Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific U-Boat Missions", ProcID 4268

This "Game removed" thingie looks kinda suspicious. Does not happen with other games either. Any idea, what to make out of this?
DiosDeMuerte Feb 20 @ 2:53pm 
chevayo, I purchased the game today after seeing it on sale with the Ubisoft collection. Downloaded the game, went to launch it, and nothing. Exact same thing.
^sackhaar -[f.k.k]- Feb 20 @ 2:57pm 
Have you done the new nvidia update at the last time?
Last edited by ^sackhaar -[f.k.k]-; Feb 20 @ 3:00pm
^sackhaar -[f.k.k]- Feb 20 @ 3:00pm 
Because i have done it yesterday and since this time i have the problem.
50ShadesofColm Feb 20 @ 3:13pm 
having the same issue although mine says app already running - it just isnt :(
50ShadesofColm Feb 20 @ 3:21pm 
sorry for the poor description - should i contact steam support?
steviewonder4 Feb 20 @ 3:58pm 
Same exact problem. I have SH5 and it will usally launch into ubisoft. This one is not doing anyhting. It says I am playing it but I am not.
Last edited by steviewonder4; Feb 20 @ 3:59pm
DiosDeMuerte Feb 20 @ 4:06pm 
sounds to me like a steam issue if it was working well yesterday with chevayo.
Rooklove Feb 20 @ 5:37pm 
Same here ...bought the game and it's expansion and can't get it to start...So i just wait till tomorrow else I will contact Steam...
Rooklove Feb 20 @ 5:38pm 
..Btw....anyone knows if there are mods for this game??
Cepheu Feb 20 @ 7:50pm 
Yes. It's happening the same to me. I'm on windows 7.
I try to run it and it wont even start.
I already installed it twice, did a check to file integrity and nothing.
Ham Feb 20 @ 8:05pm 
I'm having the exact same issue, only bought the game maybe 30 minutes ago. Installed it, no luck.
Shavik Feb 20 @ 9:06pm 
Ditto this issue. Verified the files, many failed. Then if you verify the mission pack, it'll fail.

It's a loop though as then if you reverify the base game, it then fails validation.

Should mention, Windows 7 x64.
Last edited by Shavik; Feb 20 @ 9:07pm
Hellreavan Feb 20 @ 9:10pm 
Mine verifies every thing as fine but there is no build id or anything. (BTW why is my shortcut a Web Doc. Is this ubisoft or something else?)
hekokiyama Feb 21 @ 12:49am 
Have the same issue. I bought it in the sale, have verified everything as good, but there is no build id. Win7 x64.
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