Windows 10: Steam games not launching

Discus and support Steam games not launching in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I decided to come back to civ 5, and when I press play, all that happens is a small box saying "checking for updates" comes up for a brief moment,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Sooley, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Sooley Win User

    Steam games not launching


    I decided to come back to civ 5, and when I press play, all that happens is a small box saying "checking for updates" comes up for a brief moment, followed by another box saying "Searching for steam game updates" again for a brief moment. Nothing happens after.

    This also happens when I try to open skyrim. I have installed DirectX and C++ again, also restarting steam and my PC, but nothing seems to happen. I also tried executing it outside of the steam client, nothing happens in skyrim, but with civ, the box that shows what version of DirectX I want to run comes up. Whatever option I choose the same thing happens; nothing, it just closes.

    I would appreciate it if someone could help, I haven't found anyone else with this problem.

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    Sooley, Aug 4, 2016
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  2. Steam games

    thanks, will be going back to 8.1 first, if that doesn't resolve the problem with launching my games then I will find an OS that will. I have two mini towers and two laptops, the gaming tower has windows 10 and is the only one that has a problem launching
    steam games.If MS doesn't care then goodbye windows. oh bye the way i have disc that won't launch, skyrim being the main one i want to play. i am a gamer not a techie, this is windows problem not steams, my games played fine on 8.1 pro, upgraded to 10, nothing
    but problems with steam game.
     
    DouglasGKnopp, Aug 4, 2016
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  3. e.gray Win User
    Steam games

    But, to amplify what BoosDweeb has said...

    I've been using Windows 10 since the early betas... and I have never had a problem with Steam or any of my Steam games. So, don't be thinking that this is a systemic problem that's happening to everyone... 'cause it's not.
     
    e.gray, Aug 4, 2016
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