I was looking for a good game using archery so I purchased this game through steam - it quite simply does not launch for me. I go to launch it, it appears to be trying to launch but then nothing..nothing comes up. Upon checking task manager I cannot see the game in the "applications" tab, but I can see the mm.exe running in the processes (which I have to manually end task if I want to try and execute the game again.)
I posted in the below thread but apparently that was the wrong place, here's that thread for your reference :http://steamcommunity.com/app/2100/discussions/0/864975632619786501/?tscn=1392299287#p3
The troubleshooting I have tried thus far is firstly disabling crossfire, no dice. Verifying Integrity, rebooting, then verifying again, which verifies fine every time anyway..no dice. I tried the windows/system 32 suggestion from Uisor..but I couldn't get that to work as when I move the bink32.dll into system 32...I can not find it again to copy it back to its original place..so it copies to system 32, says its successful...but I can't see it in there now to copy back. I've set it to "show all files" including system files but still cant see the bink32.dll when its in the system32 folder...then I verified integrity again which brought the bink file back to its original place...so tried to copy it again to system32 - this time It says it already exists, do I want to replace it?..yes...and again, can't find it..even using the search option in the top right corner...so I dunno.
Other things I have tried is launching with -autoconfig -condebug -heapsize etc, no dice.
Another suggestion was moving the bink32.dll from the Bin folder to just the main folder where the mm.exe is found, no dice.
After trying all of the above, I read a post from the earlier mentioned thread and followed these steps in the case of me messing my Dark Messiah Installation :
Right-click the game -> Delete local content.
In your steamapps\common\ folder find and delete Dark Messiah Might and Magic Single Player folder.
In your Steam directory, find and delete your ClientRegistry.blob file
Reboot the PC.
Download Dark Messiah Might and Magic Single Player
Upon following these steps, and trying the game with and without crossfire..I am still unable to launch this game, and again, as far as steam is concerned it's launching - steam says I have played like 4 hours of this game..but it never launches. The only indication I get that the game has launched is that the mm.exe process is active in task manager - but usually a game is shown in the "applications" tab of task manager too, which has never happened. I am almost at my witts end with this and on the verge of asking for a refund - I'd just love to play this game again like I did years ago before I lost it.
I am running windows 7 ultimate x64
Catalyst 14.1 beta 1.6
8GB DDR3 1600mhz
2 x Sapphire 7970Ghz Vapor-X's
Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard.