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Hey im having a problem with this game and when i start it nothing happens at all. Pretty much i have been able to play it for the last week or so and then i exited the game yesterday and about an hour and a half later i tried restarting and nothing happens my mouse will stay in a spinning blue circle (like when its trying to load something) but nothing ever happens. After i try to open it nothing else like flash player, other games, or even the log off sound when i log off doesnt work i have to force a shutdown. In my task manager it shows up as a task but its not responding. The only way to get anything else to work again is restarting pc (shuting down then pressing button) and not trying to run shogun 2 at all. If anyone has any suggestions or help it would be very much appreciated tyvm.
Anyways for some of the ppl who are having the same issue what i did to fix it is
1. Go to your steam library (if you cant get there shutdown your pc then restart it and see if it works)
2. Rightclick shogun 2 and click properties
3. Click on the local files tab
4. Click on verify integrity of game cache button
This solution was taken from Hellenos
then it will take about 2-8 minutes to verify for me it went to about 70% verified then down to 50% then slowly back up to 100% and said that it was fine. Meanwhile though steam started downloading an additional 98kb update for shogun 2 even though i had just recently updated it. After the update was done i selected shogun 2 from steam menu and it seams to be working again.