Jump to content

Welcome to Obsidian Forum Community
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Alpha Protocol won't go past launcher, Steam version


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1
Zacc

Zacc

    (0) Nub

  • Members
  • 1 posts
Hello,

I purchased Alpha Protocol from Steam summer sales and installed the game without problems. After installing I clicked 'Play' at Steam's game page and the AP launcher popped up with the Steam CD-key reminder window. I continued by pressing 'Play' from the AP launcher and the only thing that happened (and only on the first time) was a Steam news popup showing up. There is a process started for the AP launcher that shows up in Windows task manager but after I click the 'Play' button in the AP launcher the process disappears as does the AP launcher window and nothing else happens - no new processes started, no error messages whatsoever, nothing.

My system specs:

Win 7 Pro 64bit
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black edition
ATI Radeon HD4890
4 Gigs of ram
Steam-installed DirectX and PhysX (did the first time running installation when I clicked 'Play' the first time)

Tried googling for help but found only couple topics with similar issue but no solutions to the problem. I have verified the local files through Steam and tried to apply the 1.1 patch as well (the EU version of the patch says my version is already 1.1) - the game did take quite long time to load from Steam so I haven't tried a reinstall just yet. Tried running it in several compatibility modes as well as running it as an administrator, tried shutting down all firewall/anti-virus programs.. getting out of ideas here ;) . Thanks in advance!
  • Outratajaplep likes this

#2
Zaxato

Zaxato

    (0) Nub

  • Members
  • 1 posts
Having this problem too, have taken almost exactly the same steps and also am unable to find much to go on from google.

Specs:

Windows 7 home 32-bit
AMD Athlon II X4 620
ATI Radeon HD4650
3GB RAM

Have already redownloaded after this happened the first time - still no difference. Tried launching it through steam, and directly from the folder it's installed to.

#3
llew

llew

    (0) Nub

  • Members
  • 3 posts

Have already redownloaded after this happened the first time - still no difference. Tried launching it through steam, and directly from the folder it's installed to.



Yep, exactly the same here. Have done everything I've seen suggested in any forum. Please, Obsidian, how about some help here?

core 2 duol 8400 @ 3.4Ghz
4Gb ram
Radeon 5750 HD 1gb

Edited by llew, 06 September 2011 - 11:36 AM.


#4
Pidesco

Pidesco

    Global Moderator

  • Global Moderators
  • 6086 posts
  • Location:Lisbon, Portugal
  • Silver Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
Are you trying to launch through the game's launcher or directly from APGame.exe?

#5
llew

llew

    (0) Nub

  • Members
  • 3 posts

Are you trying to launch through the game's launcher or directly from APGame.exe?


Neither works. If I launch directly from steam, it brings up the launcher. When I select "Play", I get a spinny Windows 7 circle-cursor for about 15 secs, then nothing.

If I just click APGame.exe, I just get the spinny cursor for 15 seconds.

I have tried running as administrator, running in XP service pack 2 compatibility mode, tried with almost all the compatibility checkboxes on or off in every conceivable arrangement. If you visit the SEGA boards, there are a number of threads at those forum that dead-end into SEGA support pages that no longer exist, also.

#6
llew

llew

    (0) Nub

  • Members
  • 3 posts
Finally solved it: For anyone having trouble with the Steam install of AP, follow these directions:

1) Go to your Control Panel and Uninstall Programs.
2) Uninstall nVidia PhysX
3) Launch Alpha Protocol from within steam, and it should reinstall PhysX.

This worked for me.

#7
Tallin Harperson

Tallin Harperson

    (1) Prestidigitator

  • Members
  • 5 posts
I had to install PhysX from the nVidia site first, but uninstalling it then running the game from Steam worked to get this going for me...

Edited by Tallin Harperson, 05 March 2012 - 01:02 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users