Wargame: European Escalation

Wargame: European Escalation

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It won't start
So, I've gone through this a fair few times already- installing and reinstalling, downloaded a special file to help me run it, got through initial issues with file permissions and general difficulties with actually downloading the game and getting ready to play.

But when I try to play it, it begins launching, begins syncing, then stops. It doesn't even open the .exe for the game itself, it's just about two to four seconds of 'launching...syncing...' then it shuts the program down. Any way to get around this? My hardware is up to the task of running the game, but it just won't play.
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Adam Beckett Sep 18, 2017 @ 9:06am 
It would help to know on what kind of hardware you are trying to play it.

I am on a Win10 64bit and have everytime the trouble to start the Wargame series after installing it new.

I run the Steam Client always as Administrator. What solved the issue for me, is to restart the Steam Client after installing any of the Wargame games.

I assume, for you it is not that easy.

A rule-of-thumb checklist is of course the usual:

- Latest Windows patches
- Latest Graphic Drivers (are you on a notebook? Mobile/shared graphic?)
- Re-install the _CommonRedist DirectX/VC Redistributable
- yaddi yaddi yadda ...
Somewheretogo22 Sep 20, 2017 @ 3:50am 
These are the game requirements;

OS: WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7
Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
Memory: 1024 MB (XP)/2048 MB (VISTA/7)
Graphics: 256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE. ATI RADEON X1800 GTO/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600 GT OR HIGHER
DirectX®: 9
Hard Drive: 10 GB
Sound: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
Other: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ONLINE GAMING AND GAME ACTIVATION

I've Windows 10, I can support DirectX 9, 10, and 11, with a GTX960M graphics card, more than enough memory and hard drive space available, and my windows and drivers are up to date. How would I re-install the directx/vc redistributable?
Last edited by Somewheretogo22; Sep 20, 2017 @ 3:50am
Adam Beckett Sep 20, 2017 @ 4:25am 

You problem ... most likely ... is your notebook - not the game.



Note: The ... specifications represent the GPU features available. Actual implementation may vary by OEM model. Please refer to OEM website for actual shipping specifications.

According to Nvidia's website the GTX960M is not certified for Windows 10, btw. But that might not matter ... unless it does. Running Win10 on a notebook which does not officially support Win10 - default drivers might work ... until they don't.

Mobile graphic chips - even 'dedicated cards' are using shared memory. Game requirements only state dedicated graphic cards. No matter what the (powerful) 960M can do, theoretically.

This is a common thing, were game developers raise both hands and say


"Laptop? You are on your own" ...


= it may or may not run, because of the actual hardware inside your notebook and the drivers that come with your (how old???) notebook. Notebook drivers are different and software behaves differently on a notebook. You can install the reference driver from the Nvidia page, but depending on your notebook manufactorer it is encouraged to only use their officially certified drivers.

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I ran Wargame EE from Windows XP to Vista to 7, 8.0, 8.1 and now 10. 32-bit and 64-bit. I ran it even on a few Linux distros - all different hardware. From AMD to Intel, from Radeon to Nvidia cards.

I never had a problem running the game on any hardware.

But I never tried to run it on a laptop/notebook.

Sorry. Can't help you.
Somewheretogo22 Sep 20, 2017 @ 10:54pm 
Alright, thanks for the help anyway. I'll try again when I own a desktop, I guess.
enigmatic Sep 24, 2017 @ 2:27am 
I can run on my laptop it's using just an i5 . You can Reinstall the Vc runtime I think you manually must locate the files or just uninstall and reinstall.
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