Chance Oct 27, 2013 @ 9:28am
Steam's selling broken games again?
So, I just bought all of the max payne games, all of the risen games, alot of the call of duty games, ID super pack (on my dad's account), and so far, only return to castle wolfenstein and half of the ID pack work. Risen one starts then it tells me it's terminating. Verify integerety of game chache, one file fails to validate every time. Risen 2 just launches, disappears. Max Payne 1 and 2 do the same thing as Risen 2. I've already somewhat rudely brought this issue up with steam. Go down to post 6. Steam decided to merge two totally unrelated threads I've made.

https://support.steampowered.com/view.php?ticketref=5048-ESKZ-7080
Last edited by Chance; Oct 27, 2013 @ 9:29am
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齊天大聖 Oct 27, 2013 @ 4:02pm 
You need to give details about your computer: especially any unusual drivers, applications (work related?), codecs you have installed.

Because (like with most games) these games runs fine for 99% of people.
Chance Oct 27, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
This computer is

i7 3770 8 core 3.4 GHz
760 GTX
16 GBs of DDR3 RAM
3 internal 2 TB Hard drives, 1 internal 1.5 TB hard drive, 2 external harddrives, one at 2 TB and one at .5 TB
650 wat power supply

Anything I'm forgetting, tell me
sara_bear Oct 27, 2013 @ 8:15pm 
Having the some of the same trouble with Risen 1. Game satrts and then nothing for me. Click it again and it tells me it's already playing.
Chance Oct 27, 2013 @ 9:28pm 
That happens to me with Max Payne 1
Reedy 7777 Oct 28, 2013 @ 2:30pm 
i reckon its the fact you got all those hdds. where have you installed the games.? also if you have cracked games the crack files can alter the genuine steam files so then when you buy the prroper game it can cause issues.

1. delete all local content(games you,ve installed)
2. uninstall steam, Restart, reinstall steam
3. install games to default directory ( C: DRIVE)
4. you should be good to go if you still having problems might be because some exotic raid config thats not is not meant for games( use raid 0 for games ) or you've missed the basics drivers/ psu not capable a good one would be close to its limits @ 650 watts. hhds 50w each cpu ~200w oced, gpu yous probably ~200w
Chance Oct 28, 2013 @ 8:17pm 
Yeah, I never use cracked games, and I never play games illigally. That totally ripps off the game company and it's why so many games went bankrupt. I don't think it's the hard drives, because I have another computer I hook up to a TV behind me, with mostly different hardware, only a single 2 TB hard drive and it's having problems. I'll reinstall steam for the benefit of the doubt, but I don't think that'll do much, and I'll be sure to backup my mods and savegames. Thanks for looking into this, Reedy, I appreciate it. Nobody else has.
Tiny Trees Oct 30, 2013 @ 4:41pm 
Originally posted by sara_bear:
Having the some of the same trouble with Risen 1. Game satrts and then nothing for me. Click it again and it tells me it's already playing.

I can't offer help to get it going coz mine launches, though I am not playing yet. However when you get the message 'it's already playing', you can stop that to launch it again. Go to task manager, use the processes tab, and click the .exe of the game and end it. Then you can try launch the game again. (To open the task manager, right click on the task bar.)
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sara_bear Oct 30, 2013 @ 4:50pm 
That's if task manager can find it. Cause I get the already playing message and task manger says nope you are not. So.. It's weird.
Tiny Trees Oct 30, 2013 @ 5:07pm 
It's a pain when that happens. You try restarting steam to clear the app, and you can't until you close the app. I can't remember what I did next. Maybe it's possible to close steam down from task manager. (Make sure you look through the processes tab though for Risen 1/2 - not the normal applications tab. I even look down the services tab.) Sorry I can't help.
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sara_bear Oct 30, 2013 @ 5:15pm 
Yeah thanks anyway. Appreciated.
xsys Oct 31, 2013 @ 9:15am 
I needed to install an older Physx version to get Risen 1 to work. The legacy version didn't work for me (it may for you) but version 9.12.0613 did the trick. It seems to be the best version for running older games.

I wish NVidia would allow us to have multiple versions installed, but I'm glad we can uninstall/install Physx separately.
Last edited by xsys; Oct 31, 2013 @ 9:17am
Chance Oct 31, 2013 @ 12:09pm 
Can you add intructions to that? I'll try playing around with different versions of the game, I can see that working, but I don't know how to change my game
xsys Oct 31, 2013 @ 3:18pm 
Originally posted by Chance:
Can you add intructions to that?
I'm assuming you have an NVidia card...I don't know how this works with AMD video, although I do have an AMD FX cpu (Win7 x64).

- Do a search for Physx driver 9.12.0613 and download for your system (32 or 64 bit).
- Locate your current version and download that as well so you can switch back if you want to.
- Uninstall your current version of Physx (not the video driver, just Physx).
- Install driver version 9.12.0613.

Basically, you can have a newer video driver and an older Physx driver combination. I currently have video 327.23 and Physx 9.12.0613, and this seems to be a sweet spot for me. In order to install just the video driver you deselect Physx in the options for the full installer.

I've done all sorts of crazy things in my experimenting with different versions, and it has never messed anything up. However, don't blame me if your pc blows up ;)

(note) I've read that the 3D Vision driver may cause problems, so I do not have that installed.
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