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My game crashes every single time I join my friends game, although it still says I'm in the game... PLEASE HELP!
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Sobeit Mar 1, 2014 @ 9:48am 
Any details you can provide?...
Error message on your end or your friends? (may be a console message on host end)
Have you tried anything to fix it yet, if so what? (don't want to suggest things you've tried)
Stiletto.Seppuku Mar 1, 2014 @ 10:57am 
Every single time I tried to join my friends game, it almost finished the loading screen and crashed... I honestly have no idea why it does that, as it was fine before...
Lerchs Mar 1, 2014 @ 6:50pm 
Same thing is happening with me and my friends. Host creates game, we try to join, right after the loading bar is full, the game crashes to desktop with no error message.
Last edited by Lerchs; Mar 1, 2014 @ 6:55pm
Stiletto.Seppuku Mar 1, 2014 @ 7:20pm 
It sucks, doesn't it?
Sobeit Mar 2, 2014 @ 3:35am 
I don't think there is a single answer for the crash to desktop issue, there are a multitude of reasons it can happen, for example...

You're on Windows and friend is on Mac, or vice-versa.
A critical multi-player file is missing or corrupt, either on your end or the host.
I have seen it happen if the host changes maps in the middle of your connect.
The host is not configured properly.

These are just examples of possibilities. Things you can try...

Verify the game cache for HL2 and Synergy (and any mounted games that the host may require depending on the map that was loaded at the time)

Make sure your games (HL2 & Synergy) run properly in single player (with the map the host had loaded at the time)
Bart Mar 2, 2014 @ 5:45am 
we are having the same problem
it has nothing to do with us, synergy is just broken.
eagerly waiting for a fix
Stiletto.Seppuku Mar 2, 2014 @ 8:16am 
Exactly what serk said...
Krazy Kasrkin  [developer] Mar 2, 2014 @ 10:48pm 
Please send us some of your crash dumps (located in steam/dumps and will look like crash_hl2.exe_*.dmp) at with a SendSpace link. I will take a looksie.
Stiletto.Seppuku Mar 3, 2014 @ 3:56pm 
I fixed the problem, everyone... I appreciate your support, especially your's, Krazy Kasrkin
Sobeit Mar 4, 2014 @ 3:26am 
Can you post your fix, I'm sure Lerchs, serk and others would like to know.
Please share!
Last edited by Sobeit; Mar 4, 2014 @ 3:27am
[aLu] Mar 4, 2014 @ 9:21am 
Could use some fix too. please post how you fixed it
Stiletto.Seppuku Mar 5, 2014 @ 5:01pm 
Alternating between hosts works... As far as our case goes... :)
DaftMink Mar 6, 2014 @ 4:42pm 
I think this mainly happens on vehicle maps, where players are already in game.
Use to happen alot for me, but now i rarly join already active servers.

Not sure it works on clients, but you can try adding -insecure to the game's launch options.
Last edited by DaftMink; Mar 6, 2014 @ 4:43pm
Bercon Mar 8, 2014 @ 12:55am 
Switching hosts didn't help. I described the same issue here:
Roel Apr 21, 2014 @ 10:09am 

When the host is already in a vehicle, the game of the joining client will crash. Simple fix: don't get in a vehicle untill everyone has joined.
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