Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines

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acare84 Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:43am
"Failed to start game (app already running)" error after exiting the game
So as the title says Steam is giving this error for me "Failed to start game (app already running)" after exiting the game. Anyone has the same issue? I hope they will fix this quickly.

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Last edited by acare84; Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:47am
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Unseensanity Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:44am 
Your not alone.
Sithlord Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:46am 
Open task maanager and select processes. Select Aliens Colonial marines exe file and end task. Then relaunch the game and it works fine :)
Dex Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:46am 
Try to delete your appcache and restart Steam after then
(If its not in the TM)
Last edited by Dex; Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:46am
DIURNO Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:47am 
Always shut down and restart steam after an installation. I had the same with L4D2
acare84 Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:48am 
Originally posted by Sithlord:
Open task maanager and select processes. Select Aliens Colonial marines exe file and end task. Then relaunch the game and it works fine :)

Game is starting fine. It is giving this error after quitting the game and returning to Steam as I said.
BuyPCGame Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:59am 
does not work. Really pathetic... all day cant play it. tried everything reinstalling veryfing, restarting steam, pc, deleting appache. ALways it turns on shows 4 or 5 intro movies and than dont send error. Win 7 64bit system....
Dex Feb 12, 2013 @ 9:00am 
I have the same system but it works fine for me
P4CU K1LL3R Feb 12, 2013 @ 9:01am 
continuous with the error. as I do?
Eosphorus Feb 12, 2013 @ 9:11am 
you could try and change your unicode.

1. go to control panel
2. go to language and region
3. select the Administrative Tab and change your language locale to English
* It will prompt a reboot of the system
4. after reboot, startup steam open the settings tab
5. select interface tab, and change it to English (if not set to)
6. start the game

worked for me, i had mine set in Japanese. you all know we like to play those animu boobu PC gaems
xStormKillerx Feb 14, 2013 @ 12:30am 
"So as the title says Steam is giving this error for me "Failed to start game (app already running)" after exiting the game. Anyone has the same issue? I hope they will fix this quickly."

I have exactly the same issue. Only happens when exiting the game.
Last edited by xStormKillerx; Feb 14, 2013 @ 12:35am
xStormKillerx Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:14am 
Anyone having this issue too?
William Hemata Feb 14, 2013 @ 8:05pm 
Originally posted by Ash Spawn:
you could try and change your unicode.

1. go to control panel
2. go to language and region
3. select the Administrative Tab and change your language locale to English
* It will prompt a reboot of the system
4. after reboot, startup steam open the settings tab
5. select interface tab, and change it to English (if not set to)
6. start the game

worked for me, i had mine set in Japanese. you all know we like to play those animu boobu PC gaems

Get this man a gods-damned medal. After trying EVERYTHING else(Deleting Appcache, uninstalling it, uninstalling it and deleting all its files, restarting my comp, ect ect) THIS OF ALL THINGS FIXED IT.

If you are getting the "App Already Running" Bug then try this, it fixed my issue.
Brother Raziel Feb 14, 2013 @ 8:35pm 
I get the exact same error and all my settings both in steam and windows are in English, have never even tinkered with those settings since that happens to be the only language I know. *As an aside yes I know I should stop being lazy and learn a few extra languages*
Li77lehorn Feb 16, 2013 @ 3:50am 
I get the same message after exiting the game on both mine and my sons pc(I have 2 copies of ACM collectors edition). The message goes away after I verify integrity of game cache(and after it auto downloads an 11mb file)but when I restart steam and play again the message comes back and I have to do it all again(including downloading the file). So I can fix the problem but it just comes back after steam restarts. Any ideas?
Ghoul Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:00am 
I get the same error message after existing the game. As long as it does not screw with my game play and achievements than it's all good in my books.
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Date Posted: Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:43am
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