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SHGetKnownFolderPath Failed? - Resolved

Discussion in 'CivBE - Tech Support' started by Kolath, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Kolath

    Kolath Eternal Lurker

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    Just got on to launch the game in EST and it ran through some first time Mircrosoft VC installation then I get launching game and an error popup that simply says:

    SHGetKnownFolderPath Failed

    Steps attempted:
    1. Tried to start game again
    2. Restarted steam
    3. Restarted computer
    4. Ran Steam verify game files (succeeded no errors)

    I'm a bit loathe to destroy the local cache and redownload because I assume that might take ages. Anyone else see this issue?
     
  2. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    That should be simply Validating Cache (or something similar) as a right click. (It checks file sizes and only replaces files that are the wrong size) However you're right that there are reports the steam servers are rather busy at the moment.

    (Destroying local cache entirely is for when Validate fails to solve the issue)
     
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  4. Kolath

    Kolath Eternal Lurker

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    5. Destroyed my local cache, redownloaded

    Still have the issues.

    System Specs:
    Windows 7
    Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2 GHz
    4 GB DDR2 RAM
    nVidia 8800 GT
     
  5. Kolath

    Kolath Eternal Lurker

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    That fixed it for now!

    Though not a permanent solution.
     

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