Game Won't Launch. Help!

justinbronzejustinbronze Senior
edited 8:35AM in Bugs/Support
PVK II will not launch. I have made exceptions in my antivirus and firewall for steam and the game. I have verified the game cache twice both before and after reinstalling the game. I have even reinstalled steam. I run steam and the game as administrator. All of this has done nothing. I've checked Task Manager and the process doesn't even show up in the Processes tab before it crashes. All the debug file references is steam\bin\chrome.pak.

Could you help me get this game working? It is one of my all time favorites and it saddens me that I can't play it as of the current time. This only happens with this game.

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  • ColonelColonel Finger Lickin' Good PVKII Team
    edited 8:35AM
    Hey justinbronze,

    Add me to steam and I can help you out!

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/kernontop/

    Co-Lead | Level Designer

  • justinbronzejustinbronze Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    Invite sent.
  • Ragnarr LoRagnarr Lo Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    Even if you do get on good luck finding a decent server to play in, all the good ones are still down -.-
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  • ColonelColonel Finger Lickin' Good PVKII Team
    edited 8:35AM
    So I chatted with Justin and we've pretty much tried all there is to get it working. This is a strange error happening with his Source SDK Base 2007. Perhaps this is the steampipe error people are talking about?

    Co-Lead | Level Designer

  • SpirrwellSpirrwell That Guy Authorized Creator
    edited 8:35AM
    Well, what happens when he tries to launch it? Also, does the Source SDK Base 2007 itself launch? Is there any error message? I don't know what else you've tried since you posted, but if the Source SDK Base 2007 doesn't launch, you should validate that as well. Just need as much information as possible.
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  • JorcJorc Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    I have a similar problem. When I launch the game there's no "preparing to launch" window. I just see the game flash open then close immediately. Like fraction of a second fast. Has there been any progress on this?
  • LhorkanLhorkan PVKII Team, Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    Do you have any crash dumps for hl2.exe on the timestamp that you try to start PVKII in X:\Steam\dumps? They might help the coders in figuring out what's wrong.
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  • justinbronzejustinbronze Senior
    edited 8:35AM

    Well, what happens when he tries to launch it? Also, does the Source SDK Base 2007 itself launch? Is there any error message? I don't know what else you've tried since you posted, but if the Source SDK Base 2007 doesn't launch, you should validate that as well. Just need as much information as possible.


    Source SDK Base 2007 does not launch, and is likely the source of the problem. No error message. On steam, my icon will turn green for a few seconds before returning to blue. No game launches, flashes, and no process opens in task manager. Source SDK Base 2007 has been completely uninstalled and validated multiple times for the suggested solutions me and Colonel Sanders have been working at.

    Lhorkan wrote:

    Do you have any crash dumps for hl2.exe on the timestamp that you try to start PVKII in X:\Steam\dumps? They might help the coders in figuring out what's wrong.
    No crash dumps. None. This helps support my thoughts that it's more of a launching problem than a crashing problem. I do wish there were something in the dump folder, might help fix the problem.
  • LhorkanLhorkan PVKII Team, Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    This is a long shot, but have you tried one of the magic Steam fixes: Quitting Steam, deleting ClientRegistry.blob in X:\Steam, and restarting it?
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  • justinbronzejustinbronze Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    Lhorkan wrote:

    This is a long shot, but have you tried one of the magic Steam fixes: Quitting Steam, deleting ClientRegistry.blob in X:\Steam, and restarting it?


    That and deleting all of steam and reinstalling. Didn't work.
  • LhorkanLhorkan PVKII Team, Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    Right, that takes out all possibilities of there being a problem with the move to the new file structure. I talked to Colonel and he said you were able to play Base 2007 mods before the Steampipe update, and you can still play other Steam games. I did some Googling, but I can't find anyone else who can't run Source SDK Base 2007. You seem to have a very unique case, and I wouldn't know how to fix it. You could try contacting Steam support, or wait in the comforting knowledge that the next PVKII update will run in Base 2013 instead.
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  • justinbronzejustinbronze Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    Lhorkan wrote:

    Right, that takes out all possibilities of there being a problem with the move to the new file structure. I talked to Colonel and he said you were able to play Base 2007 mods before the Steampipe update, and you can still play other Steam games. I did some Googling, but I can't find anyone else who can't run Source SDK Base 2007. You seem to have a very unique case, and I wouldn't know how to fix it. You could try contacting Steam support, or wait in the comforting knowledge that the next PVKII update will run in Base 2013 instead.


    If it matters, I also get the problem when trying to play Day of Defeat.
  • SpirrwellSpirrwell That Guy Authorized Creator
    edited 8:35AM
    Lhorkan wrote:

    You could try contacting Steam support, or wait in the comforting knowledge that the next PVKII update will run in Base 2013 instead.

    Don't tease me! :P As for the actual issue.. I have no idea. This is bizarre. The only thing I could think of that is an INSANE longshot would be for you to set the launch options so it is +mat_dxlevel 95 But if you're not getting into the game at all, I have no idea if it gets far enough to fail to initialize the renderer or whatever. You could check the task manager to see if hl2.exe is even launching at all when you try to run the game.
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