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hey guys I bought the witcher 2 yesterday. I tried to launch it today but I have had no success

When I first launched it it downloaded and installed Direct x and then proceeded to patch the game. When I try and launch the game the steam installer pops up and repeats this process

When I verify the games cache it found 52 errors. It downloaded a 9GB file and the exact same things happen

I was hoping to play this game this weekend. Is anybody else experiencing the same problem? Thanks

*NOTE* every other game on my system runs fine so it seems that its just a problem related to this game.
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Is anybody else experiencing the same problem?
Hi. Yes I have a similar problem. I have to exit steam and then run steam manually as an administrator (shift-right-click -> Run as admin). Every time I want to play W2 I have to repeat the process.

I'm not sure what it's doing behind the scenes that requires the extra UAC, but this workaround seems to fix it.

Good luck.
-Joe

EDIT: Your steam only downloaded 9GB for W2? Mine is over 16GB! That might be your issue.
Edited by tjwurzburger - 7/22/11 at 4:28pm
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Hi. Yes I have a similar problem. I have to exit steam and then run steam manually as an administrator (shift-right-click -> Run as admin). Every time I want to play W2 I have to repeat the process.

I'm not sure what it's doing behind the scenes that requires the extra UAC, but this workaround seems to fix it.

Good luck.
-Joe

EDIT: Your steam only downloaded 9GB for W2? Mine is over 16GB! That might be your issue.
The full game is 17GB. I think steam was downloading the files It thinks are corrupted
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Try deleting the "clientregistry.blob" file. Logging out of steam and restarting it. Then recheck the files in witcher 2.
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Just a quick update.

I re downloaded the game and now everything works perfectly .
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Just a quick update.

I re downloaded the game and now everything works perfectly .
Great news! It's an awesome game. I've only been playing for about a week, and I'm about 20 hours through my first run. Enjoy!
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Same here. had to download 9.3 GB and restarted steam. It went through the whole DirectX, VCResdistribution package check, then launched the launcher which downloaded the update again and told me "Game patched successfully."

I closed the launcher, exited steam and restarted it. This time, when I clicked play, I got to the wolf screen and was able to run the game.
    
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my witcher 2 folder is 22GB
    
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I had to verify integrity of the files or whatever on steam. then it worked perfectly .
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