slipperydog Feb 10, 2013 @ 11:01am
Game Won't Start
After clicking on play the the game attempts to launch as I can see it in the Task Manager, but it then just stops - no explanation or error code. I have tried installing latest GFWL, verified the game cache etc... all to no avail, not happy :(
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Keyboard Specialist May 6, 2013 @ 2:50am 
My problem however....

I got this game through some third party means, then I later decided to buy the key.
After entering the authentic key in the GFWL interface, it asks me to download the update, which I did.
I then close the game and the update runs, but gives me an error, related to not locating the game.
After some surfing, I found out that I have to help the setup locate where the game is. Meanwhile, I've already located where the setup downloaded and kept a copy to try again late. (using Taskmanager to locate where it is running from).
so I ran the setup using cmd (in administrator mode) like this -
setup.exe /f "<directory>\batman arkham city"
This worked (as in, the patch was successful), but when the game opens, nothing happens. I later realized the game stops loading in task manager at like 22,176kB and it just stays there forever. When I kill the process and re-run it, it only advances by a few kb and stops again.

I then decided to patch the game manually, by forcefully installing the setup to an empty folder, then replacing the files in the games folder little by little. I eventually replaced everything except the batmanAC.exe
When I did this, the game opens, but GFWL client does not load....hence no saves!

SOMEBODY HELP ME PLEASE!
slipperydog May 9, 2013 @ 3:24pm 
This game is broken on Steam and you will recieve little help, just hoops to jump through. I've moved on and given up trying to get it running. I shouldn't have to spend countless hours trying to remedy their broken DRM, besides I haven't the time.
Keyboard Specialist Jun 9, 2013 @ 6:24pm 
I've fixed my own problem. In my case, I downloaded the game (Batman AC) throught torrentz and the FightClub no cd fix. I played the game for a while, and then decided to buy an original key so as to get all those online benefits.
After all the annoying, long verification process at hotcdkey.com, I finally got the key ($24) and applied it to the G4WL client in the game.
The game downloads an update, but the update doesn't install, due to some error about locating the game folder (I located the update while it ran using Task manager and copied it to use later). So I re-ran it using cmd and applying the /f "<game directory>" command at the end (I had to read through forums to know how to solve this mini problem btw).
After the update installs, that's when the main problem started. The game won't load after I opened the BatmanAC.exe. It would just sit there in taskmanager at 21,755kb or so, with no progress. when I end process and re-run, it just advances by a few kilobytes and stays there.
I read in a forum somewhere that deleting/moving the gameservices.dll will fix this issue. In my case, it did...partially. As in, it game was then requesting for the original disc, which I didn't have.
To cut the long story short, (after several trials) I found a no cd fix at {LINK REMOVED - Please don't spam, and be wary of scams.}http://www.gamecopyworld.com/games/pc_batman_arkham_city.shtml#Batman: Arkham City v1.0 - v1.1 [MULTI8] Fixed Files
Made a backup of my binaries folder and replaced with the one in that fix...and I then applied the update over the nocd fix.
Voila, it worked...the day's effort wasn't in vain...LoL
slipperydog Jun 10, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
I'm glad you sorted out your problem, I haven't bothered as I haven't the time. Maybe when I get some spare time I will get around to resolving the problem, although i shouldn't have to waste my time just trying to get a game that was bought legitimately. Don't get me wrong, I have ecounterd problems with games before, but not to the extent I've had with this POS.
Cyber Eagles Jun 18, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
How did you get away with the encounter update problem with game before?

Originally posted by slipperydog:
I'm glad you sorted out your problem, I haven't bothered as I haven't the time. Maybe when I get some spare time I will get around to resolving the problem, although i shouldn't have to waste my time just trying to get a game that was bought legitimately. Don't get me wrong, I have ecounterd problems with games before, but not to the extent I've had with this POS.
slipperydog Jun 19, 2013 @ 9:53am 
I never got the game to run and can't be bothered wasting any of my precious spare time jumping through hoops.
Cyber Eagles Jun 19, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
I see :)
Keyboard Specialist Jul 5, 2013 @ 12:21pm 
Have you tried my solution?
slipperydog Jul 5, 2013 @ 1:49pm 
Like I said, I don't have a day or even a few hours to fix the problem. Easier to move on and enjoy a game in my spare time, rather than spend it trying to fix it! This is the problem with working 84+ hours a week :(
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