Zeldrin Feb 15, 2013 @ 4:57am
Application load error 5:0000065434
I've just reinstalled New Vegas, but whenever i try to launch the game i'm presented with the application error. I've already tried several things to fix this, validating the game several times, uninstall and reinstall, running in compatibility mode, checking my anti-virus etc, all of which didn't help solve anything.
So i went to google and pcgwiki, which didn't help either, since the only thing i could really find was that this is apparently a common issue if you've pirated the game, which i haven't. :(
I feel like i've hit a brick wall here, so if anyone out there can help me, it would be greatly appreciated. :)
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Zeldrin Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:05am 
I'm not looking for a crack, and i've already solved the problem, turns out the game doesn't like being installed in an external steam directory.
Harkness Apr 16, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
Same issue. Not a pirated version... also, I have it installed to default folder. Verifying game cache right now to see if that helps...
SSgt. Hubby Jun 20, 2013 @ 1:29pm 
1.go to your game Library
2.Fallout : New Vegas (Mouse right click)
3.then "Properties" click
4."LOCAL FILES" tap click
5.VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE.. click
6.wait ... and done :D
platue Jul 14, 2013 @ 8:27am 
Originally posted by 2UMA:
1.go to your game Library
2.Fallout : New Vegas (Mouse right click)
3.then "Properties" click
4."LOCAL FILES" tap click
5.VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE.. click
6.wait ... and done :D

did not work. at least not for san andreas
SSgt. Hubby Jul 14, 2013 @ 8:36am 
sad,..
gfor20ce Jul 16, 2013 @ 5:05pm 
I think the "doesn't like to be installed anywhere other than deault steam dir" diagnosis - is correct. At least in my case it was. I solved this error with a symbolic link (NOT a "Shortcut") pointing to my 'unconventional' steamapps folder.

For those of you that don't know what a symbolic link is:

1 - Open a Command prompt using "Run as Administrator" (Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command prompt)
2 - at the prompt type: CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\"
3 - hit enter
4 - a new prompt will appear, showing the above path
5 - at the next prompt type the makelink command (described below)

Command:
mklink /d "Fallout New Vegas" "G:\games\Fallout New Vegas"

(*** "G:\games\Fallout new Vegas" is an example. You will want to put the correct path to your Fallout New Vegas install folder.)

6 - hit enter
7 - This should create the representation of a new folder in the "proper" steam directory. (If you were to open this folder, it should take you to the real "Fallout New Vegas" folder, wherever it actually resides.)
8 - You will need to re-create any shortcuts using the new "proper" path. (IE C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\Fallout New Vegas\FalloutNVLauncher.exe)


Q & A

- What did I just do?
You created a Portal between two folders to make them capable of existing in the same time-space. (For lack of a better layman's description) Be wary, this may cause the release of exotic particles into a neighboring universe.

- Why did this work?
When the computer now tries to find Fallout it will go to the default directory, and find the "Fallout New Vegas" symbolic link (again represented as if the folder were actually there) and use it as a window to the actual install. The game will be fooled into thinking it's using the default install directory, when it is not.

- Why not just use a shortcut?
Because it won't work.




Last edited by gfor20ce; Jul 16, 2013 @ 5:21pm
Ghostdog94 Jul 16, 2013 @ 6:14pm 
The game works through steam but not through Nexusmodmanager (NMM)
Deadhead Jul 20, 2013 @ 8:19am 
I had the same issue, gfor20ce's solution didn't work, but thanks to it I have discovered the solution in my case:

I have used the ProcMon to track what files the game is looking for, when it launches, and found that it cant find Steam.exe, look it in wrong directory:

FalloutNV.exe QueryOpen E:\Games\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Fallout New Vegas enplczru\steam.exe NAME NOT FOUND
FalloutNV.exe QueryOpen E:\Games\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\steam.exe NAME NOT FOUND
FalloutNV.exe QueryOpen E:\Games\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\steam.exe NAME NOT FOUND

So, the cause is that the game can't locate steam.exe

Using mklink command, I created the link from FalloutNV folder for file steam.exe linked to its installation folder.

e:\Games\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Fallout New Vegas enplczru>mklink "Steam.exe" "c:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe"

my FNV install dir is "e:\Games\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Fallout New Vegas enplczru"

And it works
Last edited by Deadhead; Jul 20, 2013 @ 12:48pm
APartyofOne Aug 3, 2013 @ 4:18pm 
Originally posted by Old No.7:
I had the same issue, gfor20ce's solution didn't work, but thanks to it I have discovered the solution in my case:

I have used the ProcMon to track what files the game is looking for, when it launches, and found that it cant find Steam.exe, look it in wrong directory:

FalloutNV.exe QueryOpen E:\Games\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Fallout New Vegas enplczru\steam.exe NAME NOT FOUND
FalloutNV.exe QueryOpen E:\Games\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\steam.exe NAME NOT FOUND
FalloutNV.exe QueryOpen E:\Games\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\steam.exe NAME NOT FOUND

So, the cause is that the game can't locate steam.exe

Using mklink command, I created the link from FalloutNV folder for file steam.exe linked to its installation folder.

e:\Games\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Fallout New Vegas enplczru>mklink "Steam.exe" "c:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe"

my FNV install dir is "e:\Games\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Fallout New Vegas enplczru"

And it works


Okay - I did this, and it seemed to work, but now I get the following error message when I launch through NXM - [my fallout install directory] is not accessable.

The directory name is invalid.

So... now what?

Additionally, a salient question would be: "If I run FNV through steam, and not through NXM, do my mods still work?"
Crazyking Aug 8, 2013 @ 10:10am 
Hmm.. I created both symbolic links for NV and Steam and it didn't help. Then i reinstalled NV (was F:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\Fallout New Vegas enplczru) to the steam folder (D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout New Vegas). Now i cant open NV via NexusModManager and it shows me a message:
"You are missing F:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\Fallout New Vegas enplczru\Data\falloutnv.esm. Please verify your game install and ensure F:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\Fallout New Vegas enplczru\Data\falloutnv.esm is present."
So idk what to do. How can i delete these links now if there is alredy no F:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\Fallout New Vegas enplczru?
Crazyking Aug 9, 2013 @ 2:00pm 
I've discovered that every time im even try to launch nvse or fnv4gb.exe, it shows me the message "Failed to Start the Game (Missing Executable)" and CREATES a folder Fallout New Vegas enplzczru in "D:Steam\Steamapps\common". I searched in regedit for the path and discovered that everytime i use both exe files it changes to "D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout New Vegas enplczru\" even if i previosly changed it to "D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout New Vegas"
As i understand these simblinks made some ♥♥♥♥ (with my help). Previously I made both (Using CD "D:\steam\steamapps\common\" -> mklink /d "Fallout New Vegas" "F:\Steamlibrary\steamapps\common\Fallout New Vegas enplczru" AND CD F:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Fallout New Vegas enplczru -> mklink "Steam.exe" "D:\Steam\steam.exe" .
As i understand the easiest way now is to merge my Fallout New Vegas directory with that instantly created Fallout New Vegas enplczru. But i wanna know how can i remove all these links?
Spooktacular Sep 23, 2013 @ 6:45pm 
Strange, because when I got the problems I did the Game Cache then restarted steam, works for me.
Farlo Oct 16, 2013 @ 1:50pm 
I'm having the same problem. I've tried creating symbolic links and all that but nothing's working. Any ideas?
DCBSupafly Oct 17, 2013 @ 2:05pm 
I solved this the Steam way. Stop using multiple libraries. I moved Fallout 3 back to the main HDD library. No more Steam Error with MO

Steam is so superfluous to my playing a game like Fallout 3. Why are you in the way of my hobby, Valve? Last time I modded this with NMM without Steam it worked. I'll be damned if I ever try to mod a game Steam knows about again.

FYI *** No need to redownload for 3 hours ***
1) I copied the folder from C:\Ridiculous\Path\ToSteamLibrary\common\ over to G:\Ridiculous\Path\ToSteamLibrary\common\
2) Then I told steam to delete local content (r-click on game in steam library).
3) Then I removed the library, you could probably just move the game out of the library (Steam ->settings -> downloads -> Steam Library Folders)
4) Then tell steam to install, and it will find the content you copied (if it wants to) automatically so at least reinstalling through superfluous idiot DRM crap is not too time-consuming.

Thanks for nothing Steam!
arkangel Feb 23 @ 11:22pm 
I had the same problem too, I could not use the 4gb or NVSE after re-installing due to a mod screw up.I found that
I had to...
1. re-verify my files
2. reopen the game from the standard link (NOT FOMM or NMM)
3. Close the game
4. Run it again from FOMM (I never use NMM anymore)

This worked for the pain in the rear errors (love the language sensors)
Application Load Error 5:xxxxxxx
and
File not found . . . when using the 4gb loader

Just my 2 cents, don't know if this will work for everyone but it worked for me...
Last edited by arkangel; Feb 23 @ 11:22pm
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