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help! how do I -insecure????
I'm trying to connect to a game and a message pops up saying I have to delete at -insecure from my launch options to get into the VAC server.

I tried right going to properties and couldn't find anything of the sort!

Please help!
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Na`Vi.SpideR.G2A Jun 28, 2014 @ 2:05pm 
@title How do I delete -insecure????*
|B4ST4RDS| Sophia Jun 28, 2014 @ 2:07pm 
www.google.com

>stop launching from shortcuts
>add -insecure to your launch options
>start game
>close game
>remove -insecure
Knappy Jun 28, 2014 @ 2:14pm 
Originally posted by sophia:
www.google.com

>stop launching from shortcuts
>add -insecure to your launch options
>start game
>close game
>remove -insecure
Entirely unnecessary.

Right Click Left 4 Dead 2 in Steam
Go to Properties
General Tab > Set Launch Options
Remove -insecure
Ok

Note: Addons can also cause this error. Remove all your addons (move them to a backup filder in the addons folder) and try launching the game.

If all else fails just Verify the Game Integrity.
Last edited by Knappy; Jun 28, 2014 @ 2:15pm
|B4ST4RDS| Sophia Jun 28, 2014 @ 2:22pm 
He just said -insecure wasn't in his launch options, so that's not going to help.

I've never heard of this error being caused by addons. Some poorly made mods can cause problems, but probably not this specific one.
Knappy Jun 28, 2014 @ 2:26pm 
Originally posted by sophia:
I've never heard of this error being caused by addons. Some poorly made mods can cause problems,
In my five years of dealing with L4D2 Servers and client addons I [/i]have[/i] seen it happen. Since he is in game I assume the issue is resolved...
|B4ST4RDS| Sophia Jun 28, 2014 @ 3:22pm 
Originally posted by Knappy:
Originally posted by sophia:
I've never heard of this error being caused by addons. Some poorly made mods can cause problems,
In my five years of dealing with L4D2 Servers and client addons I [/i]have[/i] seen it happen. Since he is in game I assume the issue is resolved...


Insecure comes from the launch options. The most common cause of this problem is launching from a desktop shortcut, because the desktop shortcut, by necessity, launches in a different way. It would take a modder who is spectacularly unskilled to be able to screw up that bad in an addon to modify how the game launches, if such a thing were possible.
Knappy Jun 28, 2014 @ 3:30pm 
Anyone can make a shortcut and add a command line launch option to it. I do it all the time for my srcds startup. Also, launching from the desktop rather than Steam presents more problems in itself especially if Steam isn't running.
Na`Vi.SpideR.G2A Jun 28, 2014 @ 5:37pm 
I got it fixed.
Knappy Jun 28, 2014 @ 6:10pm 
Originally posted by Spider:
I got it fixed.
Awesome! Glad I could help :D
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Date Posted: Jun 28, 2014 @ 2:04pm
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