-RKI- Sep 16, 2013 @ 8:03pm
CSS - Problem after update. (Failed to load the launcher dll (null))
Update game took place today, before updating everything was okay. And after the update, do not I run CSS, just shows the message "failed to load the launcher dll (null)" I've tried to verify the integrity of files, I even tried to reinstall the game, and of nothing after the update simply refused to obey. With all my heart please help me on this. ;(
Last edited by -RKI-; Sep 17, 2013 @ 7:48am
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-RKI- Sep 17, 2013 @ 7:47am 
Please, help!
[M] .DeSign. Sep 17, 2013 @ 8:55am 
Do you have set any command at the game-parameters? Try deleting them. If you have the '-dxlevel 80' or something, don't delete this command-line.
-RKI- Sep 17, 2013 @ 11:43am 
It did not help, I removed all the startup parameters, again for the third time I reinstalled the game, and sure as hell will not start. I might also add that I have Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3, and a friend for Win 7 of computers with similar characteristics as my everything runs properly. Already lost my ideas on what I could do to make it work. Before the update everything was okay...
Hostile_Scout Sep 17, 2013 @ 8:11pm 
It doesn't like you, Ricky.. lol
Djon Sep 17, 2013 @ 11:30pm 
Exactly the same problem for me, take also place just after last update on 17 sep.2013. Have tried to reinstall, to verify integrity of game cache, to reinstall from physic game on DVD (HL² +CS:S) and updating ........ NO WAY ! Whats happend with this last update ??? Please help, or fix that bug with new udpate, this game was perfectly working for years. HL² is running, no problem, but CS:S says the same : " Failed to load the launcher DLL: (null) " in error windows 1 sec after launch. Please help.
[M] .DeSign. Sep 18, 2013 @ 3:42am 
For all of us:

Try deleting the "bin" into "..\Steam\SteamApps\common\Counter-Strike Source\cstrike\". Later go to the 'Steam library' & verify the game's cache; it will verify it & download the deleted file & his subfiles (this time updated).

Good luck!
-RKI- Sep 18, 2013 @ 4:13am 
Unfortunately it did not help. Overall, I tested this problem with a friend under Win XP and assistive technologies etc. is the same. I think Valve forgot to add support for this system in their latest update ... If anyone else has any ideas how to get rid of this problem, please kindly write if not it probably will have to wait for another update that addresses this problem.
[M] .DeSign. Sep 18, 2013 @ 4:37am 
Originally posted by -Яιςкι-:
Unfortunately it did not help. Overall, I tested this problem with a friend under Win XP and assistive technologies etc. is the same. I think Valve forgot to add support for this system in their latest update ... If anyone else has any ideas how to get rid of this problem, please kindly write if not it probably will have to wait for another update that addresses this problem.
I'm using Windows XP professional Service Pack 3 & had no problems. Then try deleting all Steam (without the 'userdata', 'SteamApps', 'Steam.exe' files). Later empty your temporary file (write "%temp%" on the 'run' tool). Then empty thye recycle bin. After that, run the "Steam.exe" that you've saved & it will download again Steam (the games will be saved if you don't delete the 'SteamApps' folder & his sub-folders).
-RKI- Sep 18, 2013 @ 5:20am 
I have just tried it. Well i... Unfortunately, the problem persists, the game does not start. I have already written on this subject to support on steam. Probably nothing more I can do. ;X
Last edited by -RKI-; Sep 18, 2013 @ 5:21am
[M] .DeSign. Sep 18, 2013 @ 5:24am 
Just wait for the answer of Steam Support. It can take 1 week (or less). Just have a patience, please.

Good luck!
-RKI- Sep 18, 2013 @ 5:31am 
Thanks.
der dritte im bunde Sep 18, 2013 @ 5:33am 
Dear community,

since last steam-update on 16/17.09.2013 i get following message when i try to start CSS : launcher error - failed to load the launcher DLL: [null].

steam-error : game can not be started (app already running)


On monday evening i played normal like every other day but on tuesday morning after the steam-update the problem started.


While googling help and support since 48 hours, I tryed out some things:

1.) bin-folder namechanged
2.) bin-folder deleted and ordered new files with steam
3.) folder in path C:\Programme\Steam deleted (without Steam.exe, SteamApps and Userdata) files updated, start only with steam.exe after reboot
4.) folder in path C:\Programme\Steam deleted (without Steam.exe, SteamApps and appcache) files updated, start only with steam.exe after reboot
5.) launcher.dll deleted and files verifyed over steam gameclient
6.) steam new installed and files verifyed over steam gameclient
7.) files moved from folder bin in C:\Programme\Steam\SteamApps\common\Counter-Strike Source


Unfortunately without improvement.


Thanks for your help

kind regards
-RKI- Sep 18, 2013 @ 5:37am 
I sent them something like that. Nothing but wait for a response.
Djon Sep 18, 2013 @ 8:36am 
and more about this bug : we tried to exchange Counter-Strike Source folder files, from a perfectly working system, to my "corrupted" system. Replacement of files doesnt give any result. Errasing the bin, cstrike, cfg folders and then reloading them from Steam doesnt give more result. It seems thats new system (dll) files from Steam are corrupted before downloading. We are waiting for a new working update...
-RKI- Sep 18, 2013 @ 11:00am 
You can only hope that the new update, repairing the problem appeared soon. ;X
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