Ipkus May 17, 2013 @ 4:30pm
Failed to start game. Missing executable.
I've tried deleting the appcache folder and restarting. Also tried reinstalling multiple times but always get the same message. I run win 7 64 bit. Anyone else have this problem?
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serfreeman1337 May 18, 2013 @ 7:23pm 
What meaning Missing executable? you dont have hl.exe ?
Bloodvayne May 25, 2013 @ 1:31pm 
I'm having this problem aswell. Tried different steps. But now I am flustered. First time I can't figure something out. Anybody got a no brainer fix?

*Update*

Got it...

Ipkus - Copy the contents of your half-life folder as follows:

Copy half-life related files and folders from:

C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\USERNAME\half-life\

Paste to:

C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\half-life\

Should be able to fire it up!
Last edited by Bloodvayne; May 25, 2013 @ 1:42pm
Ipkus May 31, 2013 @ 3:13pm 
I was trying to install dod on a secondary drive, which is my main steam drive, but did not work. So i reinstalled hl/dod onto my primary drive and now it works. Ah, the nostalgia...
Mouse Jan 12 @ 12:44pm 
I'm on Mac OS 10.6.8 and I am having this same problem.

Update:
Okay, I found this on a forum for another game, and it seems to be updating now...

1) In steam, click on Library
2) On the library's left column, right click Day of Defeat
3) On the context menu that pops up, click the "Properties" option
4) On the window that pops up, click the "Local Files" tab
5) On that tab, click the "Verify Integrity of Game Cache..." button

Afterwords the game will update itself.
Last edited by Mouse; May 19 @ 12:28am
M8 [Siberia v3] May 12 @ 6:28am 
Im running Linux 14.04 and my PC does that too, anyone got a fix because im pretty sure you have to do something else on linux.
n[1]k* May 14 @ 4:53am 
In your steam library, right click on dod -> properties -> create desktop shortcut
Mouse May 19 @ 12:29am 
I'm running it just fine now. The trick above seemed to work. Something just needed repairing. A Steam update must have messed with it somehow.
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