Pakeast Sep 7, 2013 @ 3:42am
I can't start the game - even after all youre tips
Hi all,

I hope someone can help me. The game won't start and after all the cool movies about it i really want to play it.

What is happening and what did i tried:
I downloaded the game using Steam. With the downloading i said it should not download it under games\civ5 but under games\
When the download was finished i tried to open it, i did get the windows 7 busy mousesign for a few sec.. and then nothing..
Tried it several times, nothing. Not even an report orso. So i restarted my computer en tried it again. Nothing.

So i turned to the community and did some reading. I did update my direct X and tried again, nothing. I read all the programming, but i am a tech Noob so i did not tried that.
Then i uninstalled and installed again. Still the same problem.

So i read some more and updated my videocard (GeForce GTX 460). This driver asked if het could optimize my games, so i said yes. He looked witch games i had, and there was nog Supreme Commander in it (i think thats wierd but okay).

I tried to start the game again... Still nothing.

So i thougth, maybe change the exe what some ppl say i should do...
I couldn't find the game on my whole computer, while steam says i have it... So i can't replace the exe. So i tried contacting steam support, but they aren't home :(

I looked in my programlist and the game is registerd there, but has no size.

I looked again at the req specs for the game and i have more then enough.

I'm kinda lost what to do next. Is there anyone who could help me work this out? Or even to help me find the problem cause i'm lost...

Already thx for reading and reactions!

Sincerly,



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Pakeast Sep 7, 2013 @ 3:44am 
Ohw and i read the obvious forumthingy's.... But like i said i can't find, or apply the tips correctly..
Pakeast Sep 7, 2013 @ 5:51am 
I can play the game in FAF, but its hard to learn to play there..
SchnitzelTruck Sep 7, 2013 @ 12:02pm 
you can still play singleplayer on FAF you know. you dont have to get your ♥♥♥ handed to you by experienced players :P
wittzi Sep 8, 2013 @ 3:07am 
You could maybe create a new instance of Steam on your machine and download it / try again. I did that (although it was more to move the content onto another disk drive) and it worked just fine.
DemDorfs Sep 22, 2013 @ 7:13pm 
@wittzi tried that, still not working for me.
mercuryminded Oct 5, 2013 @ 2:02am 
Reinstall direct x
wittzi Oct 5, 2013 @ 2:37am 
I really want to help you here as this is the greatest game ever made, but things aren't looking good are they!?

Do you add the original game (retail copy) via Steam, or did you purchase a second copy through Steam? If you've played on FAF then presumably you have the retail copy?

If it works outside of Steam I can see now reason for it not working other than if it's done something weird in your My Games area under your user profile. A bunch of stuff gets written in there (preferences through to custom maps, etc ...) so it might be worth either copying the files from FAF into the Steam location.

Interestingly (well, kind of!) I had it installed natively, then I added it to Steam via the retail key. Originally the files were contained in C:\users\username\My Games\Gas Powered Games\etc ... and that was the same for when I played on the Steam version.

However ...

I recently rebuilt my PC and when I installed it via Steam (only) the My Games area was no longer created and instead everything went in here:

C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Supreme Commander Forged Alliance

I don't know what else to suggest, but I really hope you get this running on Steam as I think that it makes playing a lot easier when playing with friends.
Ze PilOt Oct 5, 2013 @ 11:39am 
Originally posted by Pakeast:
I can play the game in FAF, but its hard to learn to play there..

They are a lot of new players you can learn with, but there is also this forum:
http://www.faforever.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=40
Where you can ask a good player to teach you the game, or just ask some questions about it.
Thundarius Oct 7, 2013 @ 3:25am 
Originally posted by Pakeast:
Hi all,

I hope someone can help me. The game won't start and after all the cool movies about it i really want to play it.

What is happening and what did i tried:
I downloaded the game using Steam. With the downloading i said it should not download it under games\civ5 but under games\
When the download was finished i tried to open it, i did get the windows 7 busy mousesign for a few sec.. and then nothing..

This was the begining of your problem. If you want Supreme Commander it to show up in your windows game folder reinstall through steam the proper way and simply create a shortcut to your game folder later. You can do this by browsing for local files through the properties option in steam when you right click on your installed game.

First however you'll have to unistall or delete the mess you made.

Once you installed the proper way you can look forward to any real issue that may come up. But at least this way steam can manage any future updates that we all pray one day come despite the fact that THQ no longer exist. At the very least we'll get new maps for multiplayer one day.

~Thundarius
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