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trouble launching game through Steam

Post by Idgy » November 15th, 2010, 10:10 am

Not sure if this is best directed at Basilisk support or Steam support, so I'm trying both.

I purchased and downloaded Eschalon Book I on my MacBook, but I'm unable to launch the game. After I click on "Play" in my Games Library, a small Steam window appears, titled "Eschalon: Book I - Steam", with the message "Preparing to Launch Eschalon: Book I.."

This window closes with no further messages or error codes, and I'm left at the Eschalon page in my Steam games library.

Here are my system details:

OS X Version 10.5.8
MacBook Model 3,1
Steam Client Application built Jun 30 2010 at 14:43:46
Steam API v009
Steam Package versions: 1278013843 / 1278013843

I've tried the following corrective actions:
re-starting Steam
re-starting Steam in offline mode
verifying integrity of game cache
applying all OS X software and firmware updates and reboot
deleting local content and re-downloading the game

None of the above steps fixed the issue. Any suggestions on what else I could try?

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Re: trouble launching game through Steam

Post by BasiliskWrangler » November 18th, 2010, 6:40 pm

Does your computer have a PPC or Intel processor?
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Re: trouble launching game through Steam

Post by CrazyBernie » November 20th, 2010, 2:13 am

MacBooks are all made with Intel chips, good sir. The Model 3,1 runs a Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2+ GHz, and of course the horrendous Intel GMA graphics.

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Re: trouble launching game through Steam

Post by BillyTheFish » July 19th, 2011, 2:06 pm

I'm having the same problem on a dual core 2007 imac (1600 Ati card). I'm running 10.5.8. Hope this helps resolve this as I'm itching the play the game.

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