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jeboggs91 Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:38pm
game wont start
I cant get the game to start, all it does is say steam is preparing to load and then nothing HEELLPP ME!!
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Kargor Oct 23, 2013 @ 1:52am 
MAYBE (I'm no expert on Steam internals) it's trying to do the first time installation. This requires admin privileges, and I've had more than one occasion where the UAC prompt was a bit too non-intrusive, appearing "iconified" instead of on-screen. Usually happens when you launch an application and activate another window before the UAC appears.

Check your task bar for an "unexpected" icon demanding your attention.
cHooBeyDoo Nov 23, 2013 @ 6:29am 
Originally posted by jeboggs91:
I cant get the game to start, all it does is say steam is preparing to load and then nothing HEELLPP ME!!

I had the same problem, Deathspank would start but I got a blank screen, I posted a help too but got no answers to my (and others) problem.
I looked more into it and (on my PC) it is a directX problem, I run Win7 64bit and am having many DirectX problems with installing some games on the OS, so start by downloading DirectX from M$ and extracting the DirectX files to a folder on the desktop.
In that folder is a zip/rar file: Jun2010_D3DCompiler_43_x86, extract the files to a folder (Useful to extract within the DirectX folder itself so you know where it is) and copy and paste the D3DCompiler_43.dll to:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\DeathSpank (or wherever the Deathspank game folder is on your PC harddrive)
Deathspank should now work when you start it (as it did for me). If not it may be another .dll that is causing the problem, it's just a matter of finding which one. Do this same thing also if you are having the same problems with the other Deathspank games (as I was).
My games are now working OK.
Hope this helps.
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