Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row: The Third

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darthespa Mar 30, 2013 @ 7:32pm
Game won't launch!
My game won't even launch. I have tried validating, which always fails 2 files. Always. I have reinstalled SR3, Steam, AND Windows for that matter, all to no avail. Help? :(
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Midget-_-Spinner Mar 30, 2013 @ 8:52pm 
I am having the same problem.. I run the game from inside Steam, and then I have the option to choose Direct X 10 & 11, or Direct X 9. I have tried both, and the opening cinematics play fine. But after the cinematics finish I get that lovely pop-up saying Saints Row has stopped working. This problem is so common one would think they would provide a guide on how to fix this.. Unfortunately there is not, and were left to fend for ourselves..
darthespa Mar 30, 2013 @ 9:07pm 
You get farther than I do sadly :( I don't even get the pop-up box to select DX9 or 11. I get a white block in the middle of my screen, and then nothing happens. At all. :(
Midget-_-Spinner Mar 30, 2013 @ 9:36pm 
Originally posted by darthespa:
You get farther than I do sadly :( I don't even get the pop-up box to select DX9 or 11. I get a white block in the middle of my screen, and then nothing happens. At all. :(
That sucks man. Hopefully we can figure this problem out. I know that IF I find a fix for this problem I will be sure to make a guide for others. It's quite sad Steam or Volition Games haven't created one yet.
Hedonism Bot Mar 31, 2013 @ 1:00am 
I wonder why steam hasn't made a note of this problem and tried to fix it, this has been happening to me for a while now. I was really looking forward to playing SR3 and now I don't get to. Hopefully someone can find a cure for this problem.
forhumanpeople Mar 31, 2013 @ 4:26am 
it's 6:30 in the morning and i have been trying for hours. it still doesnt work
Monkio Mar 31, 2013 @ 6:24am 
Finally someone else has the exact same problem I've been having. I bought this game a long time ago and have yet to be able to play it. :(
gwkleong Mar 31, 2013 @ 8:42am 
found this solution in a youtube comment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoFaguguLoM
"iFullBack 2 months ago
I had the same problem and I fixed it by right clicking Saints Row:The Third in Steam and clicking "Properties" the clicking the "Local Files" tab and clicking "Verify Integrity..."
Hope this helps"

I haven't download the game myself, so can someone tell me if the above works before I download the game?
Last edited by gwkleong; Mar 31, 2013 @ 8:42am
darthespa Mar 31, 2013 @ 8:44am 
In my case, verifying integrity just fails every time. For 2 files.
Monkio Mar 31, 2013 @ 8:55am 
So I need to install this to my C drive. I'm thinking that would be ideal. I figure it is one of those games that doesn't like external HD's or just being mapped to a different drive in general than the C. It's so broken that these games are like this... I will try to dowload the game and paste the directory to my alternative folder in steam. :P Wish me luck . :)
darthespa Mar 31, 2013 @ 11:06am 
Hope that works out for you! I have my whole Steam install on an external drive, so that could be the issue. Perhaps I will have to put Steam on my SSD and use symlinks. Let me know if it works for you!

Update: Installed to my SSD, game worked great. Moved to other drive with SteamMover, and no dice. Launcher doesn't even come up.
Last edited by darthespa; Mar 31, 2013 @ 1:54pm
L3Gi0n4R Apr 1, 2013 @ 4:08pm 
Also i have the same problem but not every time.
darthespa Apr 1, 2013 @ 4:40pm 
Got it solved. I was using a 4TB external HDD. I took the drive out of the enclosure and popped it in my tower. All problems are now solved.
Monkio Apr 1, 2013 @ 5:03pm 
I tried to copy the whole game over to the C folder but steam doesn't recognize it at all in the C drive. It just asks to install it again. So I don't know what to do.
darthespa Apr 1, 2013 @ 5:32pm 
Have you tried a utility like SteamTool or Steam Mover to move your game? Those helped me when manually moving them caused issues.
Monkio Apr 1, 2013 @ 6:41pm 
I will look into it, thanks for the suggestion. :D
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