Latest update makes TF2 not launch

Discussion in 'Team Fortress' started by Fellwing, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Fellwing

    Fellwing Newbie

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    So, alright. I've done extensive research on this problem. What happens is I start steam, go to launch TF2. It gives me the "Launching TF2" screen, and then it disappears. Nothing starts. HL2.exe doesn't even start.
    Now, here's what I've done (according to my research):
    Reinstalled video card drivers.
    Verified game data
    Exception listed it in ALL of my Anti-Viral and Anti-Spyware programs (AVG, Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D)
    Copied blinkw32.dll into the TF2 folder (from it's bin folder)
    Moved Steam and all its installs to a new drive

    Nothing has worked thus far.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. barker_s

    barker_s Medic

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    Edit: damn my late-at-night responding.

    Try contacting Steam Support (they are helpful at times). Also, what machine are you running TF2 on?
     
  3. Lizardizzle

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    try setting steam to run in administrator... that's all I can think of.
     
  4. Naph

    Naph Companion Cube

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    Delete blobs.
    If not reinstall steam altogether and just redownload the TF2 folder by backing up the .gcf's.
     
  5. Fellwing

    Fellwing Newbie

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    Running in admin.
    Machine's custom built, kinda crappy now, was good at the time. It ran it literally the night before the patch without any issue whatsoever.
    I'll try a full reinstall.

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, much appreciated. I'll let you know what happens after a full reinstall.
     
  6. Fellwing

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    S'all good, reinstall took forever, but it worked. Yay Wrangler!
     
  7. Lizardizzle

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    Engineer: "Alrighty then!"
     

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