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?
QUOTE (sverek @ Oct 12 2010, 11:23 PM) »
1) do you have pvkii content.gcf? it's located in steamapps folder.
2) do you have Steam\steamapps\youraccountname\pirates, vikings, and knights ii\ folder?
3) do you have dlls in Steam\steamapps\youraccount…
QUOTE (sverek @ Jul 1 2010, 10:59 PM) »
Probably fatal errors, that abort game launch. Usually it's missing drivers/audio/directX dlls. Updating your video drivers might help.
Also one of the thing I mentioned in other post is dlls permissions.
QUOTE (Nerieru @ Jul 1 2010, 07:30 AM) »
Do your other source games work? Have you tried restarting steam? Rebooting your PC?
Any information regarding your pc could help as well.
Specifications and operating system. (ie Windows 7 Pro 64-bit).