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Back to the Future won't launch.

posted by Mister Jack on - last edited - Viewed by 1.2K users

I downloaded BTTF and installed it. I open the launcher, but when I click on "Play" in that orange box in the bottom right, nothing happens. I tried reinstalling it, and still nothing.

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  • Same here. It worked once, now I can't get past the launcher screen. Is there a solution for this yet? I can't get to the screen to turn down the resolution.

  • I tried running as admin after seeing that on another thread, which fixed this for me.

  • same here! first i downloaded it and it worked, next i press play and it won't let me, then
    at later it was loading slow and i didn't see the play thing, i tried re downloading it again
    and it won't work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @jenji51 said: same here! first i downloaded it and it worked, next i press play and it won't let me, then
    at later it was loading slow and i didn't see the play thing, i tried re downloading it again
    and it won't work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Did you try running the game as Administrator?

    Also, if you have later BTTF Episodes, you can try if it works after installing them. I only get that problem with the first episodes launcher.

  • @DjNDB said: Did you try running the game as Administrator?

    Also, if you have later BTTF Episodes, you can try if it works after installing them. I only get that problem with the first episodes launcher.


    yes and it didn't work that's because, i have window 7 and it
    won't let me play.

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @jenji51 said: yes and it didn't work that's because, i have window 7 and it
    won't let me play.

    I sadly don't know any other workaround that should help with that issue.

  • Hey there! Been having the same problem myself.
    People have been saying click "run as administrator" but I don't know my administrator password.
    Is there any other solution? I'm running XP.

  • I was having the same exact issue, after playing it once, then it wouldn't load (or launch anything) so I uninstalled it, and now I can't even reinstall it. It gives me the "Error opening file for writing" error. I re-downloaded it too. Anyone?

    Running Win7, updates DirectX, launching as admin

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    DjNDB Moderator

    Is the game possibly still running in the background?

    Otherwise, you could try installing during a clean boot, to make sure nothing interferes.

    Booting clean in Windows Vista / 7:
    1. Click Start --> Type msconfig --> Press Enter
    2. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup
    3. Uncheck Load Startup Items
    4. Select the Services tab
    5. Check Hide all Microsoft services
    6. Click Disable all
    7. If running the game on Steam, re-check the "Steam Client Service"
    8. Click on OK
    9. Click Restart.
    10. After reboot, run the game to see if it works.

    After performing the necessary steps, restore your system by doing the following:

    1. Click Start --> Type msconfig --> Press Enter
    2. On the General tab, choose Normal Startup
    3. Click Ok
    4. Click Yes, when asked to restart your computer

  • [QUOTE=DjNDB;578259]Is the game possibly still running in the background?

    That seems to have been it. Right before you posted this, I went into the task manager and saw it still open in the processes. I closed that, and thus far it has started up as it should.

    If it breaks again, I'll go back though and try cleaning my boots.

    Thanks!

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