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Old 09-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Borderlands 2 (Won't Launch)

Bought the game from EB Games earlier today. Activated all my codes and installed. I try to start up though and I get as far as the Start Up splash menu, hit play and nothing happens.

This has happened to me a lot with games I've bought lately whether retail or Steam. Usually I find a fix but there isnt any kind of error message so I don't know what to do.

Anyone know a fix? Like I said the game doesnt even launch it just breifly pops up under my steam icon and then dissapears.

Already tried verifying file integrity.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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BUMP!

I'M BUMPING ALL THE THREADS ON THIS ISSUE.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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BUMP!

I'M BUMPING ALL THE THREADS ON THIS ISSUE.
Thanks, man. I just wish we could figure this one out before I have to go to work!
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/sh...=148832&page=2

check this thread on the Gearbox community site. I'm finding more reliable advice on there and it looks like we're making progress in this particular thread.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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Thanks, man. I just wish we could figure this one out before I have to go to work!
Hey bro, I finally got the game to work. This was what I did

Uninstall all of my gpu drivers, did a clean install of gpu drivers, launch steam, verify the game cache, it downloaded a missing file and I was able to launch the game.

Hopefully that fixes your problem
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #6
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All potential solutions

All right guys. Hopefully some of these things will help.

First, to get out of the infinite restart loop. Close Steam, uninstall the microsoft .net 4 client profile. Reinstall from Microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=24872

If the game still doesn't start, right click on borderlands 2 in steam and go to the local files tab and click on "verify local game cache" and it will verify the files.

If this process doesn't fix the game, try to go to the Steam Apps folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands 2\Binaries\Win32

and try to launch the game from the Borderlands 2 exe NOT THE LAUNCHER.

If this throws a msvcr100.dll error, reinstall the microsoft visual studio update

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...s.aspx?id=8328

If this doesn't fix it, I am not sure what your problem is...sorry
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:04 PM   #7
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Ok

I think I have found a solution the this problem

Originally Posted by PixelBurst
Create a .txt file in notepad and write the numbers '49520' without the ' '. Save it as 'steam_appid.txt' and save it in your Steam directory 'Steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands 2\Binaries\Win32' and run Borderlands2.exe as admin.

remember that in windows 7 you don't need put the .txt at the end if all ready is text file.

once you have done that, run borderlands not the launcher as admin and it should work.

good luck, yay I am in
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #8
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Borderlands 2 Won't Start

the solution above is what i used to get my game to work, here is a link to a youtube video which will explain to you how to do it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4xxM...1&feature=plcp
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:32 AM   #9
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I found this fix guide for some stuff, hope it helps.
http://segmentnext.com/2012/09/18/bo...and-fps-fixes/
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:33 PM   #10
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So I got the game to work a few days ago. Try to play the game today since I some free time and the ing shiit is doing the same thing. I have tried everything. Verified shiit, uninstalling and reinstalling shiit, the TXT file doesn't do shiit. This is some mothering god damn bullshiitt
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