I Cannot play the game from steam. I was having issues saving (Error could not save…) no matter how many times I hit save. So I uninstalled the game and reinstalled the game then wont launch past the Big Pharma Logo. I deleted every file on my system and reinstalled and still the game will not launch. I really want to play it as I was having so much fun! Please help asap.
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Hi David, I’m sorry about the troubles you’ve been having with the game.
Please describe what happens when the game launches. Does it come up with a black or turquoise screen or does it just not launch at all? Can you find your output_log.txt and paste it in here? It should be here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Big Pharma\Big Pharma_Data\output_log.txt
A quick fix to try is temporarily deleting your save games.
Go to here: C:\Users<username>\Documents\My Games\Big Pharma
… and rename your “Saves” folder to something like “Saves - old”. This will trick the game into thinking your saves are gone. Now try running the game. If it works then let me know and we can work at getting your save game progress back. If it doesn’t work. Send me your output_log.txt.
I had another report of something similar. I believe the issue is that the game cannot access your save game folder. This checks out with your earlier trouble of not being able to save games.
Let’s try to open up access.
Try 1. Change folder permissions
Navigate to here: C:\Users<username>\Documents\My Games\
Right click on the folder “Big Pharma” and click properties. Click the “Security” tab and then click “Edit”. Select your username and make sure all of the tick boxes are ticked. Then click OK.
Now try running the game from Steam.
Try 2. Run game directly to bypass Steam
If this does not work. Try running the game directly from here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Big Pharma\Big Pharma.exe
Try 2. Run game directly with admin rights
If this does not work. Try running the game directly with administrator rights: Right-clicking on “Big Pharma.exe” and click “Run as administrator”.
Let me know how you get on,
I had deleted My Games folder, so I added it and then Added Big Pharma and gave it full security permissions AND IT WORKED! YAY!
Odd how the game would not create the folder itself when launching the game, like most games do. I’ll attach an image of where my game was stuck at.