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[Resolved] Hitman: Absolution not even starting (Steam)


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#1 swiftmend

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

When I click play, Steam pop up with message "Preparing to launch Hitman: Absolution..." and then try to sync something for a couple of secs. Sync message disappears quickly and nothing more happens. I just cant even start the game. Already reinstalled it twice. Tried to uninstall and install Absolution from the beginning aswell.

My computer:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition Service Pack 3
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
2.71 GHz, 3,00 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512mb

Edited by swiftmend, 02 December 2012 - 01:20 PM.

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#2 Captain Steve

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:48 PM

Try restarting Steam/restarting your computer and verifying the game cache; also ensure your video drivers are up to date. If that all fails; then run and post the stuff from below:

How to produce a dxdiag report
1. Run the diagnostic test;
Windows XP: Start > Run > 'dxdiag' (no quotes)

Windows Vista / Windows 7:
Go to Start > type “dxdiag” (no quotes) in to the search box

Windows 8:
On your desktop press Windows key + R then type 'dxdiag' (no quotes) in to the box that appears.

Run the diagnostics and save the resulting text file.
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#3 Keyser Soze

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

You can't play Absolution on your computer. Windows XP is not a supported OS. XP is Direct X 9 only, Absolution requires DX 10, it has no support for 9. Check the minimum system requirements.

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#4 susajsnair

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

when i clicked the game exe it is not opening...?? what will i do for this.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:56 PM

when i clicked the game exe it is not opening...?? what will i do for this.


Start your own thread describing the issue as well as posting the information asked for above.

And curses; missed the most obvious issue (running XP). Now I feel dumm.
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