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zeaL Oct 29, 2012 @ 9:50pm
Dota 2 won't launch
Hey people,

I've the following problem when trying to launch Dota2:

I double click on the Dota icon on desktop(or in steam library, doesn't matter) -> steam window pops up saying 'preparing to launch Dota 2'.. -> window disappears, the dota 2 icon appears on my task-bar for about half a second then disappears. End of story. Been searching for solution for about 2 hours now. What I've tried so far:

-Deleting and reinstalling(downloading game content) again.
-Trying to launch from C;//Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/dota 2 beta
-Tried putting a bunch of commands into Right click on Dota 2/Properties/Set launch options.. for example -novid

None of these attempts helped.

I have a Mac OS X. I'im running a Win7 32-bit in Parallel Desktop software. The windows is up to date and so are the drivers. I don't reckon the problem is caused by using Parallel Desktop since I've seen a lot of people having this problem with a PC as well.

The nature of the error makes me think it might have something to do with video settings/resolution/display. I just can't figure out what. I tried to run the game on a resolution of 1920x1200. I tried 1024x768 but it wouldn't help either.

I am really miserable and clueless. Been reading a lot of threads but none seemed to help so decided to post my own. I hope someone is able to help me, it would be great to play some Dota2 with my friend who just gifted me the game.

Problem would be solved, I'd post a comment with the solution in all the threads I've came across today. (heaps)

Thanks in advance!
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RHalili Dec 29, 2012 @ 6:04am 
are you still experiencing this problem?
Streetguru Jan 4, 2013 @ 10:01pm 
Same problem but I'm just running windows, I've tried every possible thing. It used to run just fine though...no idea what happened
Xerseus Feb 4, 2013 @ 10:56am 
same problem man wad to do?
Streetguru Feb 4, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
Reinstalling windows worked
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Date Posted: Oct 29, 2012 @ 9:50pm
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