PAYDAY 2

PAYDAY 2

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Fix for "Fatal error - Steam must be running to play this game"
By Sapee
Title says it all. Just a quick fix to the common problem.
 
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For "hackers" -or modders
It's simple - Delete all changes you've made for the game.

That should do it for you.
For non-"hackers"
  • Restart Steam

  • If you are a steam beta participator, opt out (the most common solution)
    *settings > account > Steam participation

  • If you are not a steam beta participator, opt in (the most common solution)
    *settings > account > Steam participation

  • Verify integrity of your Payday 2 game cache
    *Library > select Payday 2 > properties > local files > verify integrity of game cache

  • Delete ClientRegistry.blob From your steam folder
    *Usually Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Steam

  • Delete your mods (also the most common solution)

  • Reinstall Payday 2 (delete the whole Payday 2 steam folder and then verify integrity of game cache)

  • For AMD graphics users:
    Right click on desktop > configure switchable graphics > in All Applications select: Add Applications > find the Payday 2 game directory > open the payday2_win32_release.exe > in graphics setting column choose high performance.

  • Uninstall Comodo Antivirus if you're using it

  • Flush your DNS[www.wikihow.com]

  • Reinstall Steam

  • Run Steam while playing the game?

One of these should work for anyone having this problem. If not, then I have no idea. If both your Payday 2 game and the Steam app are like they should be (unmodded/completely reinstalled) and it doesn't work, then your best bet - besides Google - is to try Steam support or email/message Overkill's staff.
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48 Comments
Furrikat  Oct 26 @ 1:04am 
I downloaded it again and i copied my save into the "saves" folder, It is working again....
Furrikat  Oct 26 @ 12:20am 
In the left top corner hit "STEAM > Exit" And start it up again... Btw i'm Payday ''Hacker" And it fixed the error for me, without deleting the files.
Ӄit ßallarɖ Aug 21 @ 12:55pm 
None of this worked for me, and I'm not spending another week downloading the damn game. And yes, my folder no longer has that Client blob thingy. No, I don't have a virus scanner running. Yes, I've restarted/reinstalled steam. No, the game isn't outside the steam folder. I JUST downloaded the game over the week. Yes steam is running.
The Ballsy Unicorn Aug 21 @ 12:47pm 
thx
高祈百合゜ Jun 20 @ 4:57am 
我也很无奈的……
Filotroll Jun 14 @ 2:45pm 
Just restart you steam (should work if you are a hacker) by which I mean:

Turn off your steam completely and then launch it again.
Я is NOT the same as R Jun 13 @ 12:40am 
setting payday as a trusted program also works if you dont want to uninstall comodo
mugurvlad47 Jun 12 @ 10:49pm 
Or just restart steam?
Maybe???
Saint Don Jun 12 @ 2:58pm 
What do you mean by
If you are a steam beta participator, opt out (the most common solution)
*settings > account > Steam participation

If you are not a steam beta participator, opt in (the most common solution)
*settings > account > Steam participation
[^1N^7O^4R^7] ^1wh0^0elsE Jun 9 @ 7:08am 
soooo
comodo wont uninstall