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Old 10-12-2011, 04:40 AM   #1
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Game won't start - Demo worked though

Simply put I downloaded the game and when I try to start it the little steam launcher pops up "Preparing to launch - Orcs Must Die!" and it vanishes in a split second and nothing.

Nothing happens.

However the demo worked and it was actually what got me wanting this game. I liked the gameplay a lot and now since it came out and I got it I can't play. I wanted to stream this game too, bring it some attention and maybe bring these indie guys some deserved sales. I hope this problem goes away soon.

Things I've tried that didn't work:
- Rebooted Steam
- Rebooted PC

Here's my PC specs:
CPU: i7 2600k
GPU: GTX 570
RAM: 8 gigs
OS: Windows 7
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:42 AM   #2
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why didnt you verify integrty first?
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:47 AM   #3
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That's strange, since the demo and the full game are one and the same. The full version is just unlocked.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:55 AM   #4
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Awesome, same problem here.

Played the demo, purchased the game - wont start.

Same as TE.

Verify, restart - nothing helps.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:00 AM   #5
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same issue here as well boyos!
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:02 AM   #6
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Verify 2 or 3 times. Restart Steam.

First verify didnt help for me as well.

At the second i got the msg that 7 files are missing (2.9 MB).

Now its working.

Thats maybe a problem, because of our demo we played before.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:03 AM   #7
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yeah i had the same problem, i just deleted it and redownloaded it, which seemed to do the trick.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:16 AM   #8
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At the second i got the msg that 7 files are missing (2.9 MB).

Now its working.
First attempt at verifying the game cache also showed 7 files missing, which after automatically downloading, resolved the problem.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:52 AM   #9
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I wanted to edit my post but I don't know how really, new to this forum. Anyways wanted to say that YES validating the files did the trick. I don't know why it didn't occur to me first. It's so obvious!

Thank you all for the helpful replies. If someone can help me out on how to edit the post I will, also the title so it might help out people who have this problem in the future.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:08 AM   #10
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Same issue. Deleted local content and redownloaded, then it worked.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:07 AM   #11
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Yeah it is Strange....

Also was anyone else surprised that the Demo was deleted ?
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:10 PM   #12
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Yeah it is Strange....

Also was anyone else surprised that the Demo was deleted ?
Yeah i was, i played the demo, pre-ordered the game after 10 minutes of playtime and then when i went to play it today, it was gone and i had to install the whole game. O.o
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:27 PM   #13
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A couple of other things seem to have changed between the demo and full game that I don't like. I'm pretty sure for one thing that the demo responded to changes to Windows volume setting so I could adjust it with the wheel on my logitech keyboard. I just started OMD for the first time with my Windows volume turned down and had a HUGE blare nearly burst my speakers when it came on.

If it isn't broke, don't 'fix' it.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:01 AM   #14
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Hey i'm having the same problem, but i'm not very familiar with Steam...

What do you mean with "validating" ?

And what do you mean with "deleting local content"?

I also had the demo installed if that matters in any way..


Would be great if someone can help me out cheerz
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:23 AM   #15
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Hey i'm having the same problem, but i'm not very familiar with Steam...

What do you mean with "validating" ?

And what do you mean with "deleting local content"?

I also had the demo installed if that matters in any way..


Would be great if someone can help me out cheerz
I too had this problem after updating from the demo. The solution is to right-click on the game in your Steam list, select 'properties','local files', and 'verify integrity of game cache'. It should then redownload some files - this should get it working!
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