Zalcore Jul 7 @ 11:47pm
FIX FOR PHYSX STARTUP FAILURE.
I've seen ALOT of posts with people having this issue, and even more posts with really stupid "fixes" and tweaks that does nothing to help with the actual problem.

You simply need to reinstall your GPU drivers with a clean installation.
For GeForce cards this option is in the form of a small checkbox after you've chosen advanced installation.

Do this and your game should run just fine.
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Benzo(a)Pyren Jul 8 @ 1:15am 
Of course, all the other idiots didn't have a clue until there came you :D

Reinstalling was the first thing I've tried.

Then tried to install Vista x64 and x86 on another HDD, and tried to install XP x86 ... nothing did work. I've played this game years ago on a Vista x64 Machine w/o problems. Maybe Steam just compiled it into a piece of ♥♥♥♥.
Zalcore Jul 8 @ 5:27am 
Originally posted by carbosthesin:
Of course, all the other idiots didn't have a clue until there came you :D

Reinstalling was the first thing I've tried.

Then tried to install Vista x64 and x86 on another HDD, and tried to install XP x86 ... nothing did work. I've played this game years ago on a Vista x64 Machine w/o problems. Maybe Steam just compiled it into a piece of ♥♥♥♥.

Well, since this fix is for the PhysX startup error and only that it won't help with other issues some people are having.
I'm running this on Windows 7 x64 with Steam and I got no problems what so ever after I fixed the PhysX issue.

Don't blame Steam if you can't solve your own computer mess.
And maybe you should point out what error you are having before saying that the game dosen't work... >.<
Zavijah Jul 8 @ 6:43am 
Perhaps if the game wasn't such a hassle to install it wouldn't receive such a negative review? As it stands, this is the only game I'm going out of my way to advise people not to buy for the inordinate p.i.t.a effort required to get to work.
Highway Jul 8 @ 8:34am 
Running fine on mine (win8.1 x64), all i did was install nvidia's legacy Physx software
Matt Jul 8 @ 9:27am 
Had absolutely no problems at all with it on win 7, started up first time without me having to do anything additional. About a week before I got the game I had completely uninstalled all my nvidia drivers including physX and reinstalled them, don't know if that had anything to do with it.
AFM Jul 9 @ 12:19pm 
I had the same problem. I decided installing this driver (http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx-9.13.1220-driver.html)
желток Jul 10 @ 4:19pm 
Originally posted by AFM:
I had the same problem. I decided installing this driver (http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx-9.13.1220-driver.html)
ty man!!!
FunkyFinzy Jul 11 @ 8:50am 
Surprisingly the game launches fine for me using the latest Nvidia PhysX driver, it doesn't seem to require the legacy drivers at all. (!)

However, I couldn't get the game to launch at all first, so what I did was that I simply launched the game's .exe file in adminstrator mode and suddenly bam, it started working.

Using Nvidia GeForce GT 740M with the latest drivers on Windows 8.1 64 bit, hope this helps anyone who can't get the game to start, it's worth trying.
齊天大聖 Jul 11 @ 9:13am 
"clean installation"

Don't touch those driver cleaner apps. They don't do anything except possibly mess up your computer. Same reason you should never touch registry cleaners either.
Zalcore Jul 11 @ 1:29pm 
Originally posted by 齊天大聖:
"clean installation"

Don't touch those driver cleaner apps. They don't do anything except possibly mess up your computer. Same reason you should never touch registry cleaners either.

Who said anything about driver cleaner apps?
It's a function of the DRIVER INSTALLATION that clears the previous drivers before installing the new ones, resulting in a CLEAN installation... >.<

Don't comment if you clearly don't know what you are talking about
齊天大聖 Jul 12 @ 1:15am 
Did I say that's what you meant? I was warning readers in case they googled it.
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Benzo(a)Pyren Jul 13 @ 2:54am 
Originally posted by Zalcore:
Originally posted by carbosthesin:

Don't blame Steam if you can't solve your own computer mess.
And maybe you should point out what error you are having before saying that the game dosen't work... >.<


Pal I'm a pro for nearly 20 years now, so I think I'm able to fix my probs. Had the PhysX error too. BTW on an old machine w/ Geforce 9600 it works after using some 4yo drivers, on my AMD machine there is no way. So I blame steam, because in ancient times it worked on a AMD/ATI and on an Intel/Nvidia machine without issues.
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Zalcore Jul 13 @ 3:18am 
So pro that you can't even qoute the correct post?
I feel sorry for people like you.
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