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lalalioness Jun 17 @ 6:11pm
Portal 2 won't open
Holy crap I'm losing my mind. I've been trying to play this damn game for three days now. I try and launch it. All I get is "Preparing to Launch" Then absolutely nothing. I've uninstalled. Reinstalled. Verified cache files NUUUUUUUUUUUMEROUS times. I've uninstalled AMD graphics drivers, reinstalled them. Gone through that damn page of "GAME WILL NOT OPEN" in steam support. My frustration is quickly rising beyond the breaking point. And my ticket has yet to be answered.

Anyone else know how to fix this crap?

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same problem here
steam support said to exit out steam completly go to you steam folder and rename steamapps to old_steamapps start steam again and install portal 2 and if it starts up copy all the files from the new portal 2 to the old portal 2. but i have slow internet so i never have the chance to try it
Minecraft Mods Lime™ Jun 17 @ 8:01pm 
try right clicking on portal 2 and press local files and press verify integrity of game cache and wait. thats what i did and i managed to play it
Originally posted by P2Iluvm1n3craft4:
try right clicking on portal 2 and press local files and press verify integrity of game cache and wait. thats what i did and i managed to play it
did you read what he said?
he already verifyed game cache
heres a clear version

Please try the following:

Exit Steam entirely.

Browse to your Steam installation (Usually C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\)

Rename the "steamapps" folder to "old_steamapps"

Re-launch Steam and re-install the game.

Once the installation is complete, test the issue.

If this resolves the issue, you may copy the new files into the "old_steamapps" folder and rename it to "steamapps" to restore your other games without re-downloading.

If the issue is not resolved, you can rename the folder back to avoid having to re-install other games.
lalalioness Jun 17 @ 8:10pm 
I'm currently waiting for it to install to see if it works. So we shall see. And yes, I have tried the whole verify thing. About 239078429035829083 times >_<
Originally posted by lalalioness:
I'm currently waiting for it to install to see if it works. So we shall see. And yes, I have tried the whole verify thing. About 239078429035829083 times >_<

thanks i would try it my self to see if it works but my internet is slow
lalalioness Jun 18 @ 12:02am 
Nope. That did absoultely nothing.
RonFckinSwanson Jun 18 @ 12:20am 
Try going to steamapps->common->Portal 2-> portal 2-> SAVE-> then open first folder and double click any SAV File type. Worked for me for some reason.
Originally posted by RonFckinSwanson:
Try going to steamapps->common->Portal 2-> portal 2-> SAVE-> then open first folder and double click any SAV File type. Worked for me for some reason.
what do i use to open it?
RonFckinSwanson Jun 18 @ 1:27am 
I accidentally found this when I tried to open a SAV file in Windows explorer. Didn't do anything except double click it and Portal 2 started fine, still can't open it through steam though.
Originally posted by RonFckinSwanson:
I accidentally found this when I tried to open a SAV file in Windows explorer. Didn't do anything except double click it and Portal 2 started fine, still can't open it through steam though.

double clicking it leads me to chooseing a program to starting it
lalalioness Jun 18 @ 3:44am 
I dont have a SAVE file.
Tiago Junges Jun 18 @ 7:19am 
Same here!
We can`t play since sunday...
P0RTAL MAST3R Jun 18 @ 8:30am 
Including me, I wonder how many people are affected by this...
Mark Jun 18 @ 8:38am 
My problem ia a little bit different: It starts, but it only shows the background of the menu. The buttons seem to be invisible, but I can press them if I hit them. But if I start singleplayer, there is at first blackscreen and then it finally crash!
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