Sleeping Dogs™

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jtg1270 Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:12am
Sleeping Dogs will not Launch
Just purchased the game and I am constantly getting the following error:

Failed to start game (app already running).

Nothing seems to work. Has anyone else encountered this?
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RykerrK Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:15am 
Still downloading, I'll let you know.
jtg1270 Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:23am 
Steam support has two possible fixes.

They are not working for me either.
RykerrK Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:25am 
Post what OS you're running, too. XP, Vista, 7, 32/64 bit?

I'm running on W7 32bit
Kevrules92 Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:32am 
That happened to my brother with Arkham City, try closing and reopening steam.
jtg1270 Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:34am 
I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit. I've closing and reopening and that has not worked. This is the first problem I have ever had with a Steam game.
Kevrules92 Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:35am 
Is the game running in the task manager?
jtg1270 Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:37am 
No, not running in task manager.
Kevrules92 Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:39am 
Restart your computer?
jtg1270 Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:41am 
Yup. Nothing.
Kevrules92 Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:47am 
Then I don't know sorry.
Kevrules92 Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:47am 
JohnNamikaze Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:49am 
The game launched for me. I was also one of those that got the 91% discount.
RykerrK Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:51am 
Just downloaded it and working like a charm on W7 32bit.

Guess it can't hurt to ask the stupid question: Did you restart your PC after downloading it?

edit. You did. Ah. Man, iunno. =( Sorry.
Last edited by RykerrK; Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:52am
jtg1270 Jan 5, 2013 @ 12:18pm 
Yeah...very strange. The only thing I can think of is that I have steam installed to a separate hard drive and Windows on an SSD boot drive, but other 20+ Steam games work fine.
jtg1270 Jan 7, 2013 @ 6:47am 
I think at this point I have tried every solution on the Internet. I actually believe something is wrong with the items downloaded, either that or this game simply will not work on some systems. My PC more than meets the requirements to play this, so I am really surprised the game won't launch. Anyone familiar getting replacements or refunds from Valve?
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Date Posted: Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:12am
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