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I recently got a new motherboard, and of course did a fresh install of windows and all my apps. Everything has been working just fine except Hitman Absolution. Whenever I try to launch it either from Steam or the Executable file, it either does nothing or comes up with the error "Failed to start game (app already running)."

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game itself, and doing the same with steam. I've also tried running in compatibility mode, verifying the game cache, and killing processes and uninstalling apps that steam lists could interfere. I'm at a loss, and I really want to continue this game! Help please!
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when it says app already running, is it in the task manager?
    
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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post

when it says app already running, is it in the task manager?

Nope it's not already running.

I've seriously been scouring the internet for days trying to fix this and have gone through every possible method I have found or can think of.
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tried launching windowed or without exclusive screen?
    
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Originally Posted by estabya View Post

Nope it's not already running.

I've seriously been scouring the internet for days trying to fix this and have gone through every possible method I have found or can think of.


In the steam menu, do "Go Offline" then "Go Online" and test
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In the steam menu, do "Go Offline" then "Go Online" and test

Thanks but nothing mad.gif
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Go to the game executable and try the following two different things.

1 - Right click the executable and choose run as administrator and see if it works. If it does, just add it to the compatability options of the executable.

2 - Set the game to Windows 95 and also set run as admin.

See if either one of those work.
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Try going to your steam folder and deleting the appchache folder. I had the same issue with CS:GO after the skin update and deleting that folder fixed the issue for me.
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Go to the game executable and try the following two different things.

1 - Right click the executable and choose run as administrator and see if it works. If it does, just add it to the compatability options of the executable.

2 - Set the game to Windows 95 and also set run as admin.

See if either one of those work.

I have tried both of these but to no avail.
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Try going to your steam folder and deleting the appchache folder. I had the same issue with CS:GO after the skin update and deleting that folder fixed the issue for me.

This was the first thing I tried as it was what the steam website suggested, but it didn't work.




This is getting very frustrating. The fact that I can't play a game that I paid for, and that there is no viable solution, is absurd. If I don't figure this out soon Steam will be getting an earful and I will be demanding a fix or a refund.
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