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"Preparing to Launch" error

PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:32 am
by darkroom78
I purchased my copy off Steam (50% off sale) and for some reason the launch screen constantly blinks and just says "Preparing to Launch". Any suggestions on what the problem could be? I checked the requirements on the Mac App Store and believe I have all that is needed. Here are my settings:

MacBook Pro
4 gigs of ram
Intel Core i5
2.3 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (384 MB)

Any help would be great. Thanks!

Re: "Preparing to Launch" error

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:59 am
by admin
Hi,
Which version of the OS is installed on this computer?
thanks

Re: "Preparing to Launch" error

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:21 pm
by darkroom78
Sorry, forgot to include that. 10.6.8. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Re: "Preparing to Launch" error

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:22 pm
by darkroom78
Has anyone found a solution to this problem yet?

Re: "Preparing to Launch" error

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:02 pm
by tunix
Frankly speaking I have no idea at the moment. The game is confirmed to work with HD Graphics 3000. Have you tried removing the game and downloading once again?

Guys, is there anyone else experiencing the problem with such config?

Re: "Preparing to Launch" error

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:21 am
by darkroom78
Tunix, thanks for your help. I ended up reinstalling and restarting twice, but now it unexpectedly crashes everytime I try to start it up. Traded one problem for another. Any help on this new issue would be wonderful. Thanks.

Re: "Preparing to Launch" error

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:05 pm
by gksalf10
Hi, this maybe not your solution, but I just wanna mention this.

I bought the game from Steam and installed it, started it, and got a message from my antivirus(Avast) software. It was about launching the game in Sandbox(some kind of isolated environment which the antivirus software provides), the advice which I ignored. I chose to open the game in normal environment instead.

Then, nothing. NOTHING. A Steam window saying "Preparing to launch Anomaly..." appeared for a second, and a black screen would blink for a moment, and the game closed. In short, the game won't launch at all! I desperately looked for solution in vain, and I recalled that antivirus option message. When I changed my antivirus setting to let the game open in Sandbox, the game finally started normally.

I don't know about your security system but hope this would help your issue :)

Re: "Preparing to Launch" error

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:06 am
by Milo124
This is an intel i3 quad-core laptop. All drivers are up-to-date and there are no issues with a number of other games on steam. Tried all of the above-mentioned "work-arounds", including running steam in administrator mode. Still stuck on the preparing to launch, specifically the "installing directX" steam window.

Re: "Preparing to Launch" error

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:25 pm
by admin
Please try to uninstall directx and any runtime versions and then install the game again (automatically it should install the one correct version that would not be in conflict with others this time)

thx

Re: "Preparing to Launch" error

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:07 am
by serizawa1234
including running steam in administrator mode.

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