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Ben May 26, 2013 @ 8:36am
Game randomly uninstalled itself.
Must be a steam server issue.

Earlier today I was playing Tomb Raider, saved, closed steam etc.

Returned from lunch, turned my PC back on, opened steam and it was gone.

However I can look at game files on my PC.

I have opened a ticket with Steam to try and resolve this.

I don't want to lose all my progress.

Has anyone else encountered this?
Last edited by Ben; May 26, 2013 @ 8:37am
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GoBucks76 May 26, 2013 @ 9:40am 
That's a new one on me - I closed steam, reopened it and didn't have any issues with the installed game on my system. Hard to understand what happened to your installation.
Inertia May 26, 2013 @ 9:44am 
This hasn't happened to me, but I have heard it happen to others on some different games. I don't know how they solved the issue so you may want to google it.

In the mean time since you have the files on your computer still I would recommend going to

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\steamID#\203160\remote

This is where your save files are located so just copy/paste them on your desktop or somewhere to keep as a backup. Steam Cloud kinda does this for you, but it would be more reliable to have the local saves handy in case Steam downloads the wrong save files.
Thumbcramp May 26, 2013 @ 10:07am 
Not possible.
Ben May 26, 2013 @ 10:43am 
I didn't uninstall myself.

Unless I forgot doing this within the space of 2 hours then it is possible.

Still no response from Steam but thanks for the help.

I'll make sure I copy those files onto my desktop.
Thumbcramp May 26, 2013 @ 10:47am 
It's literally not possible.
Maybe you're hiding Tombraider in your list of games. But things can't and don't uninstall themselves.
Ben May 26, 2013 @ 10:52am 
Buddy, I know the difference between and installed and non installed game.....

So what is your point? I have temporary memory loss and done it myself?

Anyway issue resolved.

I went to re install it and it installed iton the "preparation" screen without having to do a full download.
Thumbcramp May 26, 2013 @ 10:57am 
Originally posted by Ben:
So what is your point? I have temporary memory loss and done it myself?
Go with what ever explanation lets you sleep at night, but apps can't and don't uninstall by themselves.
Ben May 26, 2013 @ 11:22am 
For some reason it went from "not installed" on my games library when I got back from lunch.

I went to re install the game and it only done an install of some files and became "ready to play".

Not a full uninstall true, but some kind of weird error.

I was looking for help, stupid of me to think forums were the place for it.
crizzl May 26, 2013 @ 5:20pm 
Come on Ben, two nice guys who actually wanna help and just one lonely troll. That's not bad. :)
christina22mckay May 26, 2013 @ 5:26pm 
my version sent me back from being half way down to being only 6% complete
Thumbcramp May 26, 2013 @ 6:56pm 
Originally posted by crizzl:
Come on Ben, two nice guys who actually wanna help and just one lonely troll. That's not bad. :)
I'm not trolling. Trolling is fishing for a negative response. I'm simply remarking on how absurd it is to believe an application uninstalled itself.
You really shouldn't throw that word around so freely. By your logic, 99.9% of the internet's users are trolls.
Last edited by Thumbcramp; May 26, 2013 @ 6:56pm
crizzl May 26, 2013 @ 7:56pm 
What could be true. No wait, 44,4% are trolls!
Last edited by crizzl; May 27, 2013 @ 8:08am
Ben May 27, 2013 @ 1:40am 
Originally posted by crizzl:
Come on Ben, two nice guys who actually wanna help and just one lonely troll. That's not bad. :)

Haha, I suppose I should count myself lucky!
sno0ks Oct 16, 2013 @ 2:30pm 
Loot_junky, you are a titanic ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.You know what he meant. You're playing a game of semantics, because you're such a loser that the only way you can get any modicum of narcissistic supply is by ♥♥♥♥ting on innocents.
Flame Oct 23, 2013 @ 2:51am 
Goodbye Deponia - I restarted steam, and it had "Install" instead of "Play".
I clicked install, clicked the located I installed it previously, and it just started checking the game files, then went back to "Play".
Strange, but there it is.
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