There is a widely spread problem with the steam-version of Sam & Max Season 1.
Episodes 3-6 are "unavailable" for all users. The first 2 episodes seem to work (I haven't tested them yet).
Edit: Tested Culture Shock. Episode 1 is working normally.
The gamefiles are complete (tested it with episode 3) but the game still will not launch.
I played through this game twice without problems. This seems to be kind of "new"
Thread on the steam-forums:
A quote from the thread:
@Mnty4d said: Well, I put in a ticket as well...
And I also have played through episode 105 already... but it's been maybe a month since then.
So I was going to play 106 last Friday, and when I started steam up, it wanted to update all the Sam and Max episodes... so I let it update. And, of course, then I couldn't get 103 through 106 to work.
So whatever that update was supposed to be, seems to have broken them.
PS: The normal Steam-fix for this problem doesn't seem to work. (deleting everything except the steam.exe and the steamapps-folder and checking the cache files)
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2800+
OS: Win XP SP3, latest patches & updates
Steam: there is no difference in using the latest version or the client beta. Same error.