|11/30/2009, 09:07 pm||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Sam & Max Season 1 Steam problem
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:
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.
Last edited by der_ketzer; 12/01/2009 at 04:39 am.
|12/01/2009, 03:33 am||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Some more info:
Working Episodes / games on steam:
Strong Bad all episodes: Tested and confirmed. startable
Sam & Max Season 2: all episodes are playable
Bone: both Episodes are playable
TT-TexasHoldem: tested. It is starting
Sam & Max Season 1:
Episode 1 (Culture Shock): Tested and confirmed. startable
Episode 2 (Situation:Comedy): Tested and confirmed. startable
interesting: in my backup the .exe-files have the same name as in the current version. sammax101.exe and sammax102.exe
Episode 3 (Mole, Mob & Meatball): Tested and confirmed: Not playable
.exe-files in folder: SamMax103.exe, testapp.exe (both 6.26 mb)
files in Pack-folder: 1758 (213 mb)
.exe: SamMax103_drm.exe, testapp_drm.exe (both 5.71 mb)
files in Pack-folder: 1759 (212 mb)
Episode 4: (Abe Lincoln Must die): Tested and confirmed: Not playable
.exe-files in folder: SamMax104.exe, testapp.exe (both 6.26 mb)
files in Pack-folder: 2588 (255 mb)
.exe: SamMax104_drm.exe, testapp_drm.exe (both 5.71)
files in Pack-folder: 2589 (254 mb)
Version on telltale.com: tested. The game does start.
The .exe produces an error when used with the steam-version.
files: 2590 264MB
Missing files in Steam-version: ttg_splash_b_gt.d3dtx, ttg_splash_c_ttg.d3dtx and of course the aSamMax104_english_browser.ttarch.
Interesting file size-difference: SamMax104_english.ttarch: 221mb [Telltale] 213mb [Steam]
Swapping these 2 files has no effect on the problem.
Episode 5: (reality 2.0): tested and confirmed: not playable
.exe-files in folder: SamMax105.exe, testapp.exe (both 6.26 mb)
files in Pack-folder: 2218 (199 mb)
.exe: SamMax105_drm.exe, testapp_drm.exe (both 5.71 mb)
files in Pack-folder: 2219 (198 mb)
Episode 6: (bright side of the moon): tested and confirmed. Not startable
.exe-files in folder: SamMax106.exe, testapp.exe (both 6.27 mb)
files in Pack-folder: 2037 (235 mb)
.exe: SamMax106_drm.exe, testapp_drm.exe (both 5.71 mb)
files in Pack-folder: 2038 (234 mb)
When I try to start the games steam is loading but before the game can start there is a steam-error-message:
The error also appears when I try to start the games with the executables outside steam wether steam is running at the time or not makes no difference.
Things I am planning:
3. testing if the old executeables would fix this error
done: this will not help with the error
4. Testing if 104Abe from this site will run/start and if it's .exe will start the games
The game runs but it's .exe will not help with the steam version unless some big files are swapped.
Last edited by der_ketzer; 12/01/2009 at 07:32 am.
|12/01/2009, 03:34 am||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Same problem here. I played 1 and 2 today and they worked fine, but 3 gets the game unavailable message from Steam. =|
No one on the Steam forums seems to have a solution yet.
|12/01/2009, 08:30 am||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sausalito, CA
Oh and for the record, I would not suggest trying to swap ttarchs from our version to the Steam version. They are from two different era's of the engine, and thus probably won't play nice together.
|12/01/2009, 09:22 am||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2008
But Steam will redownload the original if you verify the cache afterwards.
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