i am your Nightmare Dec 15, 2013 @ 10:24am
failed to start game (unknown error) 7 days to die
i just innstalled 7 days to die and when i try to launch it i just get a message that says failed to start game (unknown error) do any body know if this is a common thing and easy to fix?
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roguekiller23231 Dec 15, 2013 @ 2:26pm 
right click on the game in your steam library, Properties, Local Files, Verify Integrity of game cache...

that will check that all the files are there and not currupted, if there is any problem with the game install steam will redownload the files that are damaged or missing.

also make sure your computer meets the system requirements of the game, which are located on the store page of the game at the bottom.
metaldc4life Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:24am 
Same Problem Here But It Didn't Work. =/
svempi Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:21am 
Have the same problem have reinstalled the game and i get the following:

Unable to load mono library from "C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/7 Days To Die/7DaysToDie_Data/Mono/mono.dll" (error = 126).

I cant believe steam are selling games who doesnt work
Last edited by svempi; Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:24am
Slingshot357 Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:39am 
I figured this out. It was doing the same for me. I fixed it by locating the game in your steam folder. Something like C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\7 Days To Die.

Double click the appropriate installer. Either Install_32bit.bat or Install_64bit.bat.

It should work now.
Last edited by Slingshot357; Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:40am
Slingshot357 Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:44am 
Also it takes a LONG time for the menu to come up when the game starts. Not sure what's going on there.
unmog Dec 18, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
Originally posted by Dekeon:
I figured this out. It was doing the same for me. I fixed it by locating the game in your steam folder. Something like C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\7 Days To Die.

Double click the appropriate installer. Either Install_32bit.bat or Install_64bit.bat.

It should work now.
HEY! Thanks a LOT! This worked for me too, I figure it's because I'm running it on XP and its trying to install it for a 64 bit based OS. I figured "Well shucks, thats more money down the drain cuz I'm on windows xp direct9 3 gb of max ram POC compy." But this allowed the game to start right up surprisingly. Now to see if it will actually run.
Slingshot357 Dec 18, 2013 @ 12:08pm 
It looks fun but it keeps crashing for me after awhile. Guess it's a Beta thing. Some sort of access violation writing to a memory location. Hope you have better luck. Enjoy!
metaldc4life Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:28pm 
THANKS ALL!
Really Helped Alot!
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riotguard101 Dec 23, 2013 @ 3:51am 
run 32-bit installer if it dosent work your system and steam will agnolage the problem the rerun the verify local files
riotguard101 Dec 23, 2013 @ 3:51am 
it should then add all the missing fles then try reruning the 32-bit install
i am your Nightmare Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:06pm 
thanks for all the help its working now love al you guys :)
legislatrice Dec 23, 2013 @ 9:13pm 
Originally posted by Dekeon:
I figured this out. It was doing the same for me. I fixed it by locating the game in your steam folder. Something like C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\7 Days To Die.

Double click the appropriate installer. Either Install_32bit.bat or Install_64bit.bat.

It should work now.

It fixed the problem for me. I can now start the game. Thanks a lot.
GojoFury Dec 26, 2013 @ 8:31pm 
Originally posted by Slingshot357:
I figured this out. It was doing the same for me. I fixed it by locating the game in your steam folder. Something like C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\7 Days To Die.

Double click the appropriate installer. Either Install_32bit.bat or Install_64bit.bat.

It should work now.

I don't know exactly how to fix it according to how you explained; I am new to fixing Steam issues since they only recently started. I have validated my games' files, it didn't resolve the issues.

According to your instructions, I have gotten to G:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Dungeon Defenders (or any of my other games), after that I don't know how to find the appropriate installer and if I just run it or what to do after. I run my Steam off of a portable hard drive, which is why it's directly from G:/ and not in C:/Program Files - is that part of the issue, because it hasn't been till this past week.

I run what seems to be a 32-bit Windows 7 (I can't remember what I bought other than Home edition, but most of the Control Panel programs have 32-bit in their name). My hard drive also has two Program Files folders, "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)" - don't know if that's relevant.

Do you have any more detailed instructions available?
Thanks for your patience and your time.
Slingshot357 Jan 8 @ 6:09am 
Originally posted by GojoFury:
According to your instructions, I have gotten to G:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Dungeon Defenders (or any of my other games),

This is a fix for "7 Days to Die". I'm not sure how to fix Dungeon Defenders, Sorry.
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