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Now I've always heard that Steam and it's kin are infamous with bugs, but after using my Steam account to download and play games I never ran into a single error. Until now.

So i got my new computer all up and running, fresh install of XP Pro w/ Service Pack 3. I download half life 2, half life DM, lost coast, and Counter Strike. The only one that works out of the four is half life deathmatch. all the other ones crash and burn on loading, giving me an error along the lines of "R6034; program has attempted to load the C runtime library incorrectly."

ive googled all day for answers, but can only find people with the same problem. Can anyone gimme a hand?
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Anyone have ANY idea? Its really making me start to hate Steam. I don't get why DM works fine but the others do not... I have also tried redownloading them again and again.
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ATI card, yes?

Full system specs would help, user cp at the top of the page.
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i dont think my specs have anything to do with it, but here they are:

Biostar A78X AM2+
AMD 64 x2 4200+
EVGA Geforce8800 GT
2 gigs crucial RAM
160gb WD hard drive

updated all my drivers, including sound. when i run the steam diagnosis tool, it tell me my video drivers are out of date and links to drivers released in 2006. this is not the case however, as I have the newest drivers from nvidia, 169.21.

all this on a fresh install of XP pro with service pack 3. im to the point where im gonna start pulling my hair out if i dont get it working soon
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update windows, all service packs, etc, make sure you have latest drivers for your video card as well as latest motherboard/chipset drivers and bios. could also just be corrupt files. delete the local content on steam and re-install/re-download the games, one at a time. maybe get rid of everything and just try HL2.
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everything is up to date. literally EVERYTHING.

why does half life 2 deathmatch work flawlessly, while none others work?

I have also deleted and downloaded everything several times.
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
Try downloading this and install. If no then try upgrading your C++ library to 2006
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before i came here and posted, downloading the visual basic packs was the best help google could find for me. unfortunately, it didn't work. all i know is that if this would've happened to me back when i actually bought this game, i would've returned it. simply ridiculous on valve's part.
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before i came here and posted, downloading the visual basic packs was the best help google could find for me. unfortunately, it didn't work. all i know is that if this would've happened to me back when i actually bought this game, i would've returned it. simply ridiculous on valve's part.
Considering there are about 15 million Steam accounts most of which don't have this issue or any at all (Like me, Everything runs like a dream) I would say its more on your end. Try contacting Steam Support.

Edit: Has Sp 3 even been offically released yet? I don't follow Windows Xp anymore since I moved to Vista. That could be it.
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you can't come in here and just start bashing valve because you are having a problem. HL2 and all games associated with it have run flawlessly and the last 8 systems I have built, so I don't think valve is targeting you on a personal level. We all use google as a tool here, so unless someone has had the exact same error as you and found a fix for it, we're going to tell you the same thing google does. With this game, it at least points you in the right direction telling you there is a C runtime error. I understand you're upset and having problems, but coming on this forum and bashing a company that makes a solid product and then yelling at members for telling you the same thing that google does is not the way to resolve your issue.
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