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Old 06-16-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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Error Code 54

So I've searched through this forum and haven't found anything about this yet. After hitting "play" on the launcher, nothing happens and I get a steam notice saying "failed to start (error code 54)". It plays a happy bell noise too.

Here's a picture of said error, for people who like pictures.
http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1276742629

This seems to be Steam related, although I'm not completely sure. There was just an update for Steam, so that may have had something to do with it.

I've disabled all mods, even the DLC, and it still doesn't work. Tried running it in windowed mode, didn't work. I tried threatening my computer and that didn't work either.

The game was running fine just yesterday and I sure would like to get it working again.
 
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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Mine's suddenly doing it too. I don't know if this is related to Steam forgetting my password overnight for no apparent reason.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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Fallout 3 is doing it too and nothing has changed in there for days.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:18 PM   #4
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I restarted Steam and I'm no longer getting the Error 54 (aren't numeric error codes with no explanatory text just so 20th century?) but Oblivion crashes instead.

Edit: Turns out that was just an ordinary everyday Oblivion crash as it worked the second time I ran it.

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Old 06-16-2010, 08:20 PM   #5
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+1 sufferer of this problem.
After attempting to validate game cache and defrag (just in case), I get "application load error 6:0000065558".
The game files are apparently fine from the validation.
Looks like no modding for me today.

EDIT: Same as MarkG. Fallout 3 will not run either.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:28 PM   #6
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UPDATE: Restart Steam. Got mine working.

I'd recommend validating game files before the restart, as that's exactly what I did.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:14 PM   #7
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Good to know I'm not the only one having this problem; even better to know there's a fix

Restarting Steam worked fine for me. No more Error 54. I didn't need to validate or anything either. I wonder why it happened in the first place?
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:46 AM   #8
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Just had this happen to me and I have been using Steam since almost the beginning... I think its related to the recent Steam patch.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:59 AM   #9
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Steam restart and everything works like the day before ;D
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:46 AM   #10
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UPDATE: Restart Steam. Got mine working.
This worked for me too, +1 rep.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:38 AM   #11
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happened to me as well, verified files and it said it'd download 5 missing files.

odd. guess i'll have to apply the 4gb patch again

edit: wow, it's actually downloading 1,6GB. wtf is this

edit 2: and i think it overwrote a few mods cause my map messed up and the graphics seem worse. great

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Old 06-17-2010, 11:58 AM   #12
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now i can't get it like before. wasting all my time on this ffs. i hate you steam
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