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Old 12-08-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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Gothic 4 wont start what should i do?

When I try to start Gothic 4 i get an error saying "This game is currently unevalible try again later." It has been saying that since i downloaded it yesterday from steam. i tried reinstalling it and it still wont work what should i do.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:15 AM   #2
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When I try to start the game up all I get is the send error report bull. Why did I just spend money on a game that does not work?
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:30 PM   #3
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Gothic 4 wont run for me either

Hello,

I too cannot run Gothic 4. It does not launch and simply opens a windows 7 error box. Would someone from Steam support please help with this?

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Old 12-24-2010, 02:28 PM   #4
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I too have the same problem. It most likely is a symptom of the DRM infesting this game. I contacted support asking for my money back and all they gave me was this cookie cutter bull sh**:

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Hello Erica,

Thank you for contacting Steam Support.a

If you are currently running Vista or Windows 7, please complete the instructions in the following link:

Title: Windows 7 and Vista Troubleshooting
Link: http://support.steampowered.com/kb_a...5688-IFHZ-2170


You may also need to manually run secondary installers required by this game.

Exit Steam entirely.

Browse to the game's installation folder (Usually C:\Program files\Steam\Steamapps\common\arcania gothic iv\)

Run the following installers:

...\Steamapps\common\arcania gothic iv\redist\vcredist.msi

...\Steamapps\common\arcania gothic iv\redist\DirectX\DXSETUP.exe

...\Steamapps\common\arcania gothic iv\redist\PhysX\PhysX_9.10.0513_SystemSoftware.exe


Reboot your computer and test the issue.


If the issues persist, please complete these guides:

Title: This game is currently unavailable
Link: http://support.steampowered.com/kb_a...4595-WEXN-6831

Title: Games do not run after 'Preparing to Launch'
Link: http://support.steampowered.com/kb_a...6218-USFX-5568


If the issue continues, please contact the Support team for this title:

Title: Gothic series
Link: http://support.steampowered.com/kb_a...9572-UADB-9321
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:36 PM   #5
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I too have the same problem. It most likely is a symptom of the DRM infesting this game. I contacted support asking for my money back and all they gave me was this cookie cutter bull sh**:
That "cookie cutter bull sh**" worked for me. Have you tried following their advice?
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:42 AM   #6
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This was grand, actually worked for myself - exe instant crash

WIN 7 / 64bit fresh install of the game

rebooted followed steps and it was fine
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:31 AM   #7
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Follow the steps. the build-bot appears to not spawn the physX installation, the build-bot needs to be worked on guys! this is the second game lately with a poor build script, safer is better, esp after waiting 3 hours for a download.

Just to re-iterate: Run all 3 installers in sequence as per the support note. reboot.
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