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dedylan
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎03-11-2013

Why won't my game start?

  Whenever i log onto origin and click to play sim city, it says it's launching the game, but it never end up coming up. Any solutions?

WootCandy
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Registered: ‎03-04-2013

Re: Why won't my game start?

If you go to Control Panel and click Uninstall on Origin it will give you an option to Uninstall Launchers.  After that it will let you download the launcher again.

 

If you run the Icon on your desktop as Admin it might help too.

 

It might have bugged on the fist launch and is stuck in limbo in your Task Manager Processes thus preventing other ones from opening.

 

My initial thoughts.

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dedylan
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Registered: ‎03-11-2013

Re: Why won't my game start?

I did not see where you could uninstall the launchers when uninstalling Origin, so I am trying to reinstall Origin.

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dedylan
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Registered: ‎03-11-2013

Re: Why won't my game start?

it didn't work. It just came up with a directx problem.

 

WootCandy
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Re: Why won't my game start?

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dedylan
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Registered: ‎03-11-2013

Re: Why won't my game start?

I appreciate all of the help. I will have to see if they have DX11 downloads.

WootCandy
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Re: Why won't my game start?

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The game is DX9 only.  DX11 cannot be reinstalled or uninstalled.  DX11 acts like older versions but frequently needs DX9 files.

 

*techinically you can through the registry but I've never ever had to do this*

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dedylan
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Registered: ‎03-11-2013

Re: Why won't my game start?

Gotcha. I am reinstalling the game now. One benefit of always online, i suppose.