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en2ym3 Mar 11 @ 9:04am
"Portal2.exe Has Stopped Working..."
I've been playing the community test chambers. Up to four or five different ones, now, by different people. With every puzzle, Portal 2 will suddenly freeze for a split-second, then quit, saying that "Portal2.exe has stopped working." Forcing a complete restart, in hopes it doesn't happen before I complete the puzzle that time.

Is there a way to fix this? Is it only for community test chambers? Is it because the ones being played are all from a year back or so?

Any help or clarification would be appreciated.

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darkstar0196 Mar 11 @ 11:19am 
My game started having this glitch too, after I downloaded and played a community test chamber. It's caused problems with normal single-player gameplay too.
PlaugePony5(adventurMan5) Mar 21 @ 12:39pm 
mine as well in the same case
Murdus Mar 21 @ 1:31pm 
I didn't download anything new. The game has worked flawlessly for me in the past. I talked my GF into playing with me and it crashed twice, both times after the starting vid. First time it crashed right after. Second time I got to wave at my partner, and got as far as watching my partner's choice of periodic table element before it crashed.

My Nvidia drivers are up to date. I have verified game cache. The game is still unplayable. I am VERY disappointed that Steam has broken this game.
#dito
Natty Bumbpo Mar 21 @ 8:12pm 
Same here, i have been hosting the community test chamber, invite my son sitting locally, and portal2.exe crashes, sometimes quick, sometimes well into co-op. He is running the Mac steam client and portal2, im running WIN764 with drivers updated.
Eetami Mar 21 @ 8:17pm 
To OP try verifying game cache
Mahtsi Mar 21 @ 9:12pm 
I just verified the game cache after a fresh install and i still get the same thing
Chewtoy Mar 22 @ 5:11am 
I have the same issue. My GF has the same issue.
The game craches either very quickly, or well into gameplay. Both are running Windows 7 64bit.
The chamber list in Co-op is not updating properly either. So some new patch seem to have broken pretty much everything with the game. Sure, it starts sometimes, but you can't play it anymore which is a real shame.
Hope they fix it soon.
Eetami Mar 22 @ 11:05am 
Last patch came a year ago.

If verifying game cache doesn't help, the next step is to head to Steam Support.
Funbundle Mar 22 @ 11:34am 
I have the same issue, can't play portal 2 for too long because it crashes with message has stopped working. Windows 7 64-bit on amd multi-processer chip and radeon R9. Worked flawlessly before this started happening.
Abrahamgame! Mar 22 @ 1:26pm 
Ile tell yuou what that's a great idea but i got to say check your harddrive like if your on a mac go to storage i think it's there see how much spave you have got because sometimes mine ran out of space and then nuthing would open hope it works :D
Funbundle Mar 24 @ 5:15am 
Got mine working, this was the solution for me and have played successfully for a couple of days.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/620/discussions/0/540732889464352207/?insideModal=1

Hope this helps, solved mine hope it does yours...
Nope, unfortunatelly not -.-
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Date Posted: Mar 11 @ 9:04am
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