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Old 06-01-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
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Game won't start..Error...

I get this error when I try to start Sam 2.

Content/SeriousSamHD/Locales/enu/Fonts/StandardFont.fnt':Unrecognized file type.(<dummy>)

I've just installed it.

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Old 06-01-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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I verified game cache twice, and now I get to the ingame menu screen, but get this error message:
Executable signature verification failed

I click ok and ctd
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:04 AM   #3
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I've restarted a few times...verified files some more...then restarted again, and now it works
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:03 AM   #4
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For the future reference...

If you see the "Executable signature verification failed" fatal error, it seems that you need to do this sequence:

#1 verify local game cache
#2 start the game
#3 if it reports the "Executable signature verification failed" fatal error, then wait a minute or two, then repeat #2 again

If it doesn't succeed on the first try, you may need to retry #2 a few times _without_ doing #1. Looks like it takes some time after the verification before the exe is actually downloaded completely, but Steam somehow allows it to start before it has completely downloaded.

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Old 06-02-2010, 02:31 PM   #5
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Aw thanks mate...It just took a bit of warming up to get going I guess

For the record, that game is totally awesome fun
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:31 PM   #6
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Ok, I give up...

In the course of today:
1> Game crashes when I try to load my save game.
Re-started no use, revalidated worked.

2> Executable whatever crash.
Verified, game started.

3> Game mysteriously wouldn;t start, no error messages.
Restarted Steam, had to revalidate again, started game.

Each time I'm downloading new files and I've had enough, I just want to play.

Sorry Sam, we could have been great together, but you're deleted now and I'm down £17. Awesome.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:35 AM   #7
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Sorry to see you go. In general, I'd be suspicious of the symptoms you've listed. It really looks like your disk or something else is going awry. In most of the cases you mention, it looks like the game has correctly determined that a file on disk is damaged and prevented you from loading it.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:37 PM   #8
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Try to check your disk, _QN_:

start>run
type cmd and then enter
in the console type:
chkdsk c: /F /V
(assuming your steam and games are on C

You don't know how many computers that I fixed had only a disk problem, easily fixed by running checkdisk.
_QN_ please try that and then verify game cache again, as unreadable files are usually deleted by this operation.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:36 AM   #9
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I'll run chkdsk when I get home this morning...Thanks guys <3...I'm not having any other operational errors though, and the C drive gets a regular check since I bought it in December. I've also redownloaded the whole game to no avail.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:11 AM   #10
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Yes, checking the disk with chkdsk is a good first step. Still, it may be something more subtle than that. As it seems it shows the random works/doesn't work symptoms. It could be hardware (not only disk but MB, or power supply, e.g.), or it could be an overly protective AV, or some other software. In any case it looks like the files on the disk sometimes cannot be read correctly.
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