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"Failed to find Steam"

LeckisLeckis Junior MemberPosts: 16Registered Users
edited December 2011 in [Total War Eras Support Forum]
I have Rome: Total War Gold Edition on Steam, I have reinstalled it several times but I still get this Application Error whenever I try to start BI or RTW: "Failed to find Steam". I have searched on google and tried to figure out how to make it work. I am trying to play vanilla RTW and that's not possible, when I download an RTW mod and I change the "launch options" to run that mod in properties of RTW on Steam then I am able to run that mod and it all works. But if I then remove the launch options (which is supposed to be empty when you want to play without mods) then I get the "Failed to find Steam" error.

I have verified integrity of game cache several times aswell, without anything happening.

I've been thinking of the option to install a very small mod with minimal changes but so far I've been unfortunate and only found mods that don't need a new "launch options" but uses the old .exe, then I encounter the same problem. I have tried Extended greek mod but it changes too much (I prefer vanilla over it) and with that mod it worked because I had to change the launch options to fit that mod.
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  • DrWayneDRileyDrWayneDRiley Banned Posts: 11Banned Users
    edited July 2011
    Hmmm. Thats a toughie. Have you tried screaming into a pillow?
  • Billy RuffianBilly Ruffian Moderator UKPosts: 25,251Registered Users, Moderators
    edited July 2011
    Have you tried to launch from the Steam Library?

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  • LeckisLeckis Junior Member Posts: 16Registered Users
    edited July 2011
    Have you tried to launch from the Steam Library?

    Yes I have.

    Pretty annoying to have whole RTW messed up even when I reinstall it, no way I can play RTW this way unless I buy box version or from gamersgate or somewhere.
  • WabbajeckWabbajeck Junior Member Posts: 19Registered Users
    edited July 2011
    have you tried renaming the rome tw application to launcher?
  • Billy RuffianBilly Ruffian Moderator UKPosts: 25,251Registered Users, Moderators
    edited July 2011
    Do you have other games that do launch correctly in Steam?

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  • LeckisLeckis Junior Member Posts: 16Registered Users
    edited July 2011
    Wabbajeck wrote: »
    have you tried renaming the rome tw application to launcher?

    Nothing changed when I tried that.
    Do you have other games that do launch correctly in Steam?

    Every other game is ok.
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator Posts: 7,179Moderators, Tech Moderators
    edited July 2011
    Failed to find Steam is almost always a Steam installer file or files gone missing or corrupted. Occassionally it is something else in the Steam files, but in either case the fix to that is found here:

    https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7096-TFLV-2699
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  • LeckisLeckis Junior Member Posts: 16Registered Users
    edited July 2011
    Failed to find Steam is almost always a Steam installer file or files gone missing or corrupted. Occassionally it is something else in the Steam files, but in either case the fix to that is found here:

    https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7096-TFLV-2699

    I got a new error by just running Steam after I had done that, but when I ran Steam again it would start. However I still got the same error with RTW... (Failed to find Steam), I'll probably try to reinstall Steam in case I get really hungry to play RTW, but I don't want all games saves to be destroyed (if they are when you reinstall Steam), because I've spent so much time on stuff like Hearts of Iron etc.

    Thanks for the help though! I've searched a lot on the web and never encountered a solution similar to that one.
  • oldalfoldalf Junior Member Posts: 1Registered Users
    edited December 2011
    i keep getting the "failed to find steam" error when i try to launch rome total war or barbarian invasion and i have no mods and i dont want it either. I sent a ticket to the steam support but so far no answer so anyone encountered a solution for this? or is there anyway to get my money back from buying a game that is't working?
  • Obser_vatorObser_vator Posts: 24Registered Users
    Dear @Leckis

    I have this problem wtih my total war games like rome 2 and shogun 2. How is your launcher's condition now. I tried a lot of things but i couldn't make. I will be wait your reply or another can solve this

    Thank you
  • Billy RuffianBilly Ruffian Moderator UKPosts: 25,251Registered Users, Moderators
    Did you try this? https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7096-TFLV-2699.

    By the way, I wouldn't bother waiting for a reply from someone who was posting 4+ years ago.

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  • Obser_vatorObser_vator Posts: 24Registered Users
    Dear @Billy Ruffian

    Yes, I tried it a few days ago and no effect. Thank you for your reply. I happy now because someone tried to help me.
  • Billy RuffianBilly Ruffian Moderator UKPosts: 25,251Registered Users, Moderators
    I'm going to close this, and all the other discussions you have necroed to focus on your new discussion.

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