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I just pre-ordered HomeFront and it came with Metro 2033. I tried running it and it failed, I have seen these posts on here before but none of the replies worked for me.

I tried running the .exe from the steam folder, installed the newest PhysX drivers and verified the files by steam none of them worked, is my last choice to delete local content and re download?
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try deleting clientregistry.blob
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try deleting clientregistry.blob
Where is that under? I don't see it in my Metro 2033 files.
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post #4 of 13
steam directory. from steamapps, hit back, and scroll down

fixes a lot of steam problems. if not, then back up before you delete so you can try fixing it without having to redownload the entire game.
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post #5 of 13
It's in the main Steam folder.

Damn it ninja'd
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post #6 of 13
Make sure it has fully updated. THQ released an update awhile back and TON of people couldn't fire up Metro 2033. Had to wait on them to make another patch.

Sometimes steam is slow to realize it needs to be updated. Log off of steam for a few minutes then get back on and just let it set for awhile and see if it'll do anything. Also make sure Metro is set to "always updated."
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The latest PhysX drivers didn't work for me. I had to uninstall them and then install the older version that is in the steam folder for Metro2033.
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post #8 of 13
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Ok so I just did a complete reinstall and still no dice I'll dry uninstalling the latest drivers of PhysX and downloading the ones in the Metro folder.
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post #9 of 13
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I tried uninstalling the new physx and installing the one from Metro 2033 and still the same error what else can I do? The game freezes when it's showing the company and it looks like the square is getting cut out but it only goes less than halfway and then I get the error message.

EDIT: Got it to work apparently Driver Sweeper sucks and didn't do anything removing the PhysX drivers so I did it from uninstall program in control panel it works now. +rep to all that helped thanks
Edited by Wubble - 2/13/11 at 7:29pm
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wubble View Post
I tried uninstalling the new physx and installing the one from Metro 2033 and still the same error what else can I do? The game freezes when it's showing the company and it looks like the square is getting cut out but it only goes less than halfway and then I get the error message.
Well, what's the error message?
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