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[xG] Gorillabot3000 Mar 25, 2014 @ 2:32pm
Can't start up Portal 2 after I screwed up
I was trying to fix a problem with Portal 2 that made it crash without warning for no reason, and I tried verifying the integrity of the game. Unfortunately, I forgot that it had a mod installed that allowed for more options when making community maps (can't recall the name at the moment). That was the only mod installed, btw. Anyways, after Steam finished, it said 5 files failed to be autherized, and now whenever I launch it, it says that the steam servers are busy (which they're not, just try playing Portal 2 right now, or any other game) and it gives the code in parenthasese "(55)"

I looked this up and supposedly it happens when you have certain things installed, even though it didn't give me this problem until I autherized it. Any ideas on how to fix the issue?
Last edited by [xG] Gorillabot3000; Mar 26, 2014 @ 12:06pm
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Lizzie Mar 25, 2014 @ 3:43pm 
try verifying the integrity of the game. Worked for me.
SniperTurret Commander #52 Mar 25, 2014 @ 4:48pm 
@Elizabeth: I don't think that would work. Wouldn't veryfying the integrity do the opposite? I had to do it once, and instead of binding, it just floated my files, and I had to go in and change the DNS and LCD. But maybe it works for you. What kind of computer do you have?
~Sniper
[xG] Gorillabot3000 Mar 25, 2014 @ 7:14pm 
Originally posted by Elizabeth:
try verifying the integrity of the game. Worked for me.
Usually the cause of the problem isn't also the solution.
HBZK100 Mar 26, 2014 @ 1:09pm 
Hmmm. have you reinstalled portal 2 or steam yet?
[xG] Gorillabot3000 Mar 27, 2014 @ 6:13pm 
Originally posted by HBZK100:
Hmmm. have you reinstalled portal 2 or steam yet?
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Portal 2, and that didn't work, and I don't want to uninstall Steam in fear of losing my Fallout 3 and NV mods.
SniperTurret Commander #52 Mar 28, 2014 @ 4:54am 
I fyo back those up on another computer, they should be safe, and reinstalling Steam shouldn't hurt anything. My opinion, though.
[xG] Gorillabot3000 Mar 28, 2014 @ 6:38pm 
I fixed the issue by deleting any files that I thought were related to the mods, because apparently they carry over to Steam's cloud, then I had its authenticity verified, and reinstalled the mods.
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Date Posted: Mar 25, 2014 @ 2:32pm
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