Why can't i launch the game?

#1grunthunter112Posted 11/21/2011 12:25:37 PM
it's been working fine so far but now every time i click play on the launcher it says steam is asking for permission, and if i give it permission it just re opens the launcher again never letting me play, is this a known issue or is my copy just screwed up?
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#2BufkusPosted 11/21/2011 12:37:59 PM
new steam update screwed over anyone who used the large address enabled patch (aka the 4gb ram patch).

this should work, though i haven't tried it yet since i'm still at work:

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=954#content
#3grunthunter112(Topic Creator)Posted 11/21/2011 12:44:07 PM
I haven't downloaded any patches not supplied through steam, was this the one i was forced to download on day one?
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#4jpofgs_JPPosted 11/21/2011 12:50:57 PM
I'm having the same problem the "launcher" loads and then I click play and endless loop of it restarting so is this a steam thing that should be fixed ?
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#5BLKCrystilMagePosted 11/21/2011 1:05:07 PM

Same. I don't see why I HAVE to use steam, I bought the disc at a gamestop BECAUSE I didn't want to go through BS like this.

#6iDizzeePosted 11/21/2011 1:05:38 PM
same problem! any fix would be much appreciated!
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#7quicksilver117Posted 11/21/2011 1:07:14 PM
Anyone here tried running the game in offline mode yet?
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#8BLKCrystilMagePosted 11/21/2011 1:23:45 PM

^Yeah, no dice.

#9Mei_von_KarmaPosted 11/21/2011 1:33:38 PM
This worked for me -
1) Start up Steam
2) Go to library, right click on Skyrim, click properties
3) Go to the local files tab, and click on Verify Integrity of Game Cache

Wait for that to finish then try playing again
#10Lcr2003Posted 11/21/2011 1:38:52 PM

jpofgs_JP posted...
I'm having the same problem the "launcher" loads and then I click play and endless loop of it restarting so is this a steam thing that should be fixed ?
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Check your Steam/steamapps/skyrim directory....is there a file named TESV.exe!?!?

 

For me the problem was simple:  Instead of updating TESV.exe,  Steam simply deleted the file completely.

 

I now have no TESV.exe file anywhere on my PC.  What's worse?  Downloading a new one and putting it in the skyrim folder doesn't work.  Steam doesn't seem to wanna patch the file a second time.