Izuela Apr 25, 2013 @ 9:01pm
Need to run Steam as an administrator..?
Why?! Usually games only ask for the admin password when I install them. Then most of them never bother me about it again. This game actually requires me to run Steam as an admin, which I have never encountered before in any game. And not just when I install it, but everytime I launch it. So what's up with that? Seems shady. At the very least it's inconvenient.
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Zachary916 May 1, 2013 @ 3:43pm 
Even if i run steam as an administrator its not letting me play. It keeps giving me the same message about needing to be an admin...
GM_Bonny  [developer] May 2, 2013 @ 2:53pm 
Hi guys

You can set your OS to run every application as admin this will prevent the message to appear ever again.
Tamandare May 13, 2013 @ 10:19pm 
I wont use such option, it is just a huge breach to run every app as admin...
Tamandare May 13, 2013 @ 10:46pm 
set my user as admin on the PC, started Steam as admin but the game will still not run, with same error, it starts trying to update the DirectX then something will pop up and quickly disapear and finally I got the annoying error message.
I tried downloading and installing the DIrectX 9 manually, but it did not work. Any suggestion?
Khan.D.Man May 23, 2013 @ 11:42am 
I've just downloaded the game and I am getting the exact same thing. Getting a dialog window up saying Steam is either not running or is not being run as admin.

I've tried running Steam as Admin and still no joy. I've tried logging in to my PC under the admin account and again, still no joy.

A fix for this would be appreciated.
Izuela May 26, 2013 @ 5:41am 
@Khan.D.Man - In order for my game to work I have to start Steam as admin right away. I can't just close Steam and then restart it as admin. For some reason the game does not recognise it unless I reboot my computer. I now have a Start Steam As Admin shortcut on my desktop, that I click first, when I want to play this game.

Small chance it might work, but who knows. This game seems to be very finicky. Hope this is something they will patch away.
John Hadley May 30, 2013 @ 10:17am 
I was thinking about installing this to try it out, but I won't bother if it requires running Steam as administrator. That's uncommon and inconvient.
Last edited by John Hadley; May 30, 2013 @ 10:17am
DabalouSeven Jul 28, 2013 @ 2:53pm 
Why does this game need Steam to run with admin rights? It's a security risk.
DabalouSeven Jul 28, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
Originally posted by GM_Bonny:
Hi guys

You can set your OS to run every application as admin this will prevent the message to appear ever again.

Yep, and you can leave your door open so thieves don't need to break it when they next time rob you blind.
cretsiah Aug 6, 2013 @ 7:11am 
Its not the only game on here that does it, "District 187", "Soldier Front 2", "Combat Arms" also do this....
chebonaparte Sep 1, 2013 @ 9:36pm 
i have to completely turn my anti virus off to get the game past the "anti-cheat" crap. why should i risk that everytime? i want to play it but not like that
Infidel Sep 11, 2013 @ 5:20pm 
after reading all this i decided to stop the download of this game :l im kinda dissapointed, this game looked pretty cool. but hey cant frickin wait for C&C generals 2!
cubey70 Oct 27, 2013 @ 3:18pm 
well Im never going to get arma 2 then.
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