Can't launch Steam games

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Brandon0448, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Brandon0448 macrumors 6502

    Brandon0448

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    #1
    I can no longer launch my Steam games. When I hit play it has the pop up saying it is launching then the Steam window blinks for a second then does nothing. It is starting to really annoy me, anyone know how to fix this without reinstalling Steam?
     
  2. Brandon0448 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Brandon0448

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    Well just reinstalled Steam and still can't launch Portal 2. I guess somehow my Portal 2 game files magically became corrupted? +1 for Macs I guess :rolleyes:
     
  3. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    First option should be to run Repair Permissions in Disk Utility. Second option would be Steam's "Verify integrity of game cache" option.
     
  4. allfunandgames macrumors member

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    In library view, have you tried right clicking on Portal 2 and verifying game files (or something like that)?

    Otherwise, what worked for me was going into the Steam folders in Finder and deleting some of the smaller support files (nothing more than 500MB). Then when you open up Steam it will download the missing files and (hopefully) fix the issue.

    Here were the official instructions I received:

    Let me know how you get on!
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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  6. Brandon0448 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Brandon0448

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    I've looked everywhere in Steam and can't find the "Verify integrity of game cache" option anywhere. Where would I find this option?

    Edit: Never mind I found it.
     
  7. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    That's unlikely to solve your problem if it's happening with multiple games. Have you tried allfunandgames' suggestion?
     
  8. Brandon0448 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The verify game data method worked. Thanks everyone for the help.
     

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