Could someone please help me, I’m having steam troubles.
I have 4 out of 14 of my installed games refusing to open, Team Fortress 2, Skullgirls (Skullgirls Beta works just fine however), Awesomenauts, and Left 4 Dead. The only thing these games have in common is that they’re multiplayer, but even then Skullgirl’s multiplayer works differently than how the other three work, where they’re more in common. I also have several other multiplayer games that are working just fine.
Everytime I try to open one of these, I got a small window saying “Steam - Error, Failed to start game (unknown error)” and gives me a link to a page that has some suggested fixes.
After doing every recommended fixer-upper in listed, my games still refuse to work. Setting my losses, I just deleted a couple of games and reinstalled them (Awesomeaunts, Skullgirls), Skullgirls kept redownloading everytime I tried to open the new desktop icon. Trying on Awesomeaunts it downloaded just fine, but still had the error message when starting, now stating the actual error as “missing executable”. Finally saving Skullgirls to a different file, I was able to get it to finally download properly, only for it to give me the same Missing Executable error, that I’m still not able to find luck in fixing.
The last and final option I can use to fix is to uninstall and reinstall my whole steam, and of course reinstalling a bunch of games that took 5 hours or more to download, is not something I want to do unless its my last resort.
I also recall updating steam more than once last week, as I had three update messages appear and thinking “Wow another update already?” on the third one. However right after the last update my games still worked just fine, and didn’t start acting up until Sunday. My games have been doing this for two days.
So does anyone have any ideas for me?
Edit: After verifying the files multiple times for different games it worked, despite it not working the first time.