GSB not launching


#1

Just bought this game yesterday on steam and whenever i try to run it it gives me the preparing to launch box and then it disappears and nothing happens, no error message or anything. I’m running windows 7 and i’ve tried rebooting and reinstalling the game but nothing seems to work. The demo worked fine when i downloaded it a few days ago. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

edit just tried downloading and playing the demo again and now that doesn’t seem to work either. I don’t remember changing anything between playing the demo and getting the full game except for downloading other games on steam. very strange.


#2

if the demo from positech runs, but launching the full game through steam does not, this is a steam issue, rather than the game code (in terms of initialising the video, its the same code in both), so I suggest pestering their tech support :frowning:


#3

okay,thanks for the reply! I sent Steam a message about it yesterday, just waiting on a reply. Hopefully they will be able to solve it.


#4

okay, so this is odd, i downloaded the demo for GSB from this site just to see if it would run and i got an error message:

"C:\Windows\system32\d3dx9_41.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error "

what does this mean and how to do i fix it? Could this be part of the problem why it doesn’t work on steam?


#5

Another reply to my reply lol

Anyway, I fixed it!! So, taking the info i got from the error message from the demo i downloaded from this site, i did a search for solutions to that error message. Finding that people had problems with this error for other games i did what they suggested in that instance and tried to update my direct x from the microsoft website. That failed to work though and i found another suggestion that said to download the .dll file in question at dll-files.com and just replace the existing one with that one, and that did the trick. yay! now i can get my GSB fix!