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I downloaded Steam so I could buy Terraria but when I click the "Play" button it pops up a window saying "preparing to play for the first time" and then it goes away and I'm back at the Library. Are you supposed to set up something else that it doesn't tell you about? Or did I just get scammed into buying something that doesn't work? I tried posting on the Steam support forum but it says my account is still waiting to be approved.
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Have you tried clicking play again? Sometimes it does not go straight into the game, after you have just downloaded it.
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Have you tried clicking play again? Sometimes it does not go straight into the game, after you have just downloaded it.
I've tried it a few times, with a couple minutes of waiting in between. It always pops up the same little window, then disappears.
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check your task manager to see if something decided to run or not.
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post #5 of 14
Verify the game files in Steam. There may be missing or corrupt files. It happens.
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Did you actually download the entire game?
    
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post #7 of 14
Sounds like you need to go to your email and confirm your account...or something.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post
Sounds like you need to go to your email and confirm your account...or something.
I also think this.
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or maybe you just need a reboot to clear everything up.
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post #10 of 14
I've also found that sometimes required components don't install properly. Happened to me with Assasin's Creed 2. I had to go into the game folder in the Steam directory and run some of the set-up files manually before it would run.
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