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Game Startup Crash Fix
So if you have been getting any issues where the game load up the logo but then crashes right after you launch the .exe then I may have a fix for you. You may have already run the game before like I have but then installing a game for example such as Metro Last Night in my case seem to have broken or removed something in Metro 2033.

When you copy them make sure you paste them in Metro 2033 then start your game with safe mode off since if it crashes again at least you don't mess up your resolution. You can still use safe mode if the above method doesn't work but risk messing your desktop shortcuts.

Method 1 (By ZaneLear):
Browse your local files in Metro 2033 & delete some files before verify integrity in the properties of the game on Steam. This forces Steam to redownload th files. If it still freeze on start up then run the benchmark for Metro 2033 before running the game. If you run the game using Steam launcher & still freeze, then try running it within the game folder while logged into Steam.

Method 2 (By SonicUnleashedXY & rapphaelfs):
To fix this issue you will need to copy these files from Metro Last Night to Metro 2033 folder located in steam common folder. Lost? Look in your program files then click on the steam folder. (Your drive Steam is installed on):\Program Files (Windows 64 bit system will have this (x86))\Steam\SteamApps\common\(Metro 2033 or Metro Last Night). I also don't know if you need all 4 files or some of them but I going to play it safe. Remember to copy not cut since you may cause more problems if you remove or move them.

If you don't own Metro Last Night then you could look in the PhysX folder by NVIDIA Corporation for them. It's also in program files on your hdd or ssd usually on your C: drive. AMD cards or people would hasn't install anything needing PhysX will need to download it.

NVIDIA Website[]

Might be a slighly different version depending on the version you installed.

*PhysXCooking.dll - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Engine\(Versions)
*PhysXCore.dll - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Engine\(Random Characters Folder)
*PhysXLoader.dll - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common
*cudart32_60.dll - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common

If this method doesn't work & you tried everything then please delete the files downloaded or copied into your Metro 2033 game folder to avoid any possible issues later on. Also check you game files through Steam to ensure it not corrupted.

Method 3 (By Cephei & JJ2DAHEYHEY):
Uninstall PhysX from your system & install the one that came with the game located somewhere in the main folder or from these link given by people which worked for their system. This should be downloaded at your own risk like before.

Download Version 9.10.0513[]
Download Version 9.13.1220[]

Lost? Look in your program files then click on the steam folder. (Your drive Steam is installed on):\Program Files (Windows 64 bit system will have this (x86))\Steam\SteamApps\common\Metro 2033\install\.

*PhysX_10.02.22_9.10.0222_SystemSoftware.exe - C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\metro 2033\install\

You can also reinstall the game to get the first time pop up where it tries to install the programs needed for the game to run. You could then copy the files in the program folder where PhysX is located & place them into your game before you update it but I'm no sure if this will work.

Remember there is more than one version of PhysX, so be sure to try all of them or at least the latest & the one shipped with the game. If they don't work try the links above as this version might fix you issues with the game.

If you still having problems then comment below. Also try to read through the comments to see if people have suggested other solutions.
Last edited by SonicUnleashedXY; Jun 17, 2017 @ 5:44am
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jonathan11197 Jun 2, 2014 @ 2:32pm 
Works thank you very much
Buzzerker Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:18pm 
So should I just copy and paste these files right where the executable is? I don't know if it will work but I have a hunch if it worked for the guy above me it will so thank you in advance.
Last edited by Buzzerker; Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:18pm
jonathan11197 Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:19pm 
Yeah thats what I did, place the 3 files in with the exe
Last edited by jonathan11197; Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:19pm
jonathan11197 Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:21pm 
probably yeah you could
jonathan11197 Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:22pm 
the issue seems to be that those 3 dlls are not there
Buzzerker Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:42pm 
there is a download for the file but it is a dubious website and now officially Nvidia and I think it might be Russian so I am not going to risk it.
jonathan11197 Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:56pm 
here are the ones I used from Metro Last Light {LINK REMOVED}
Last edited by jonathan11197; Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:56pm
Ivan Chesnokov Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:56pm 
Did not work for me. Funny how some fix seem to work for some people, but NOTHING worked for me so far. ♥♥♥♥ing THQ I swear.
jonathan11197 Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:57pm 
sorry to hear that, I know that problem to well it seems
SonicUnleashedXY Jun 2, 2014 @ 4:01pm 
THQ has gone bust. Deep Silver now owns the rights.
Ivan Chesnokov Jun 2, 2014 @ 4:12pm 
Yeah, sorry, didn't remember.
Ivan Chesnokov Jun 2, 2014 @ 4:15pm 
I mean, I got the game for free when it was actually available for free, but a game shouldn't crash like that, it should be working. It sucks because some folks bought it for 59,99 when it came out. I want to play the whole thing again. Everyone has the same problem, but some people can't figure out how to fix the issue while others can; the fix works. What the hell is going on here ? Is it an internal problem with the game itself that can be fix by the devs, or something that must be fixed by the player ?
Buzzerker Jun 2, 2014 @ 4:22pm 
Originally posted by SonicUnleashedXY:
THQ has gone bust. Deep Silver now owns the rights.
No doubt? I loved this company they made Dawn of War 2 and many other very good games , they will be missed.
Last edited by Buzzerker; Jun 2, 2014 @ 4:23pm
GreenOnions Jun 3, 2014 @ 1:30am 
Worked like a charm for me. Thanks!
SolubleLeech Jun 3, 2014 @ 11:47am 
Thanks, this worked for me. I bought both games, installed 2033 first, it worked fine. Then I installed Last Light, and that's when 2033 started crashing when I pressed play. Computers are weird. O_O
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Date Posted: Jun 2, 2014 @ 9:22am
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