View Full Version : How to make vegas 1 launch
12-27-2009, 09:46 PM
Like pretty much all of you my vegas 1 would get past preparing to launch, it sometimes would update and not do anything else, sometimes nothing at all
(im using vista x64)
what i did was i launched steam as administrator (right click, run as admin) and when i ran vegas 1 it updated..then after a few seconds the game proceeded to launch
hope this helps :)
04-19-2010, 12:38 PM
Guys, having problems with getting Vegas 1 to run in Win 7?
I highly recommend this thread.
I had tried everything to get Vegas to run.
UAC - compatibility etc, even kept getting the allow software to make changes message repeatedly.
I'd deleated the whole steam archive including my other steam games - downloaded Vegas 1 three times on a new install of steam - and as a final desperate solution, tried giving the New Steam App Beta a whirl ( which I must say is rather good on first glance).
All of the above failed.
I had even scoured the Vegas Steam Forum for possible solutions -like the above - all failed.
I couldn't understand how Steam as a company would allow such a situation to develope regarding a top title like Vegas so,
I was just about to give up and write a stinker of a letter to steam support when I decided, before I do that, I'd better check the solutions outlined in the above link.
Although I thought I had ran SteamApp as adminstrator by right-clicking the desktop icon, infact I actually HAD NOT as according to this thread.
What I had done, was to run the SteamApp desktop Icon as adminstrator not THE ACTUAL STEAM.EXE as described in this official steam FAQ.
Once I did that, I could hardly believe it when the Ubisoft logo appeared full screen!
So, if the 'run as administrator' suggestions are not working out, you should try locating the actual STEAM.EXE file in the Steam folder.
Right click in the icon tray to close Steam out from the system.
Then Right click on STEAM.EXE file proper and run it as administrator.
This solved my problem after exhaustive measures.
So one should always carefully read the official FAQ.
PS: A suggestion I might make to Steam is to put a hot link to this FAQ outlining known Win7 operating issues for some steam games, in the main browser window or member games library panel.
I may have found it alot easier then.
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