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How to Fix Left 4 Dead 2 Install Problems, Freezes and Errors



Left 4 Dead 2  coverEven though criticized at first, Left 4 Dead 2 is one of the best welcomed releases of the year, Valve’s shooter providing tons of quality to the computer gamers. However, not all of us are able to enjoy the game – we’ve heard reports regarding Left 4 Dead 2 freezes, the game being unable to run after installation, Steam-related problems, Left 4 dead 2 keeps crashing windows 10 and so on. In this article we’ll try to find out the perfect solution to fix the L4D2 errors and problems.

First thing you should do if you’re experiencing any kind of problem (like why my left 4 dead 2 keep crashing), is to check if your computer meets the minimum system specifications required to run the game (see them listed on Steam, at the bottom of the page). If you meet the specifications, try to update your video and sound drivers. If these things don’t fix the problems, let’s see what we can do in specific cases.

1. Left 4 Dead 2 doesn’t run after the installation

Strangely, this is the most reported problem. It usually affects people running Vista or Windows 7 because the game requires Steam Service to run – and fixing it could fix the problem. Fortunately, a Valve representative teaches us how to fix this problem via the official forums. This is what to do:

a) First fix: Exit Steam and open Command Prompt in windows then run “c:\Program Files\Steam\bin\SteamService.exe” /repair. Start Steam and run the game. Hopefully it works.
b) If it doesn’t, try this new trick: Exit Steam and delete the file SteamService.exe (located in the Steam installation folder) then restart Steam.
c) If this doesn’t fix the problem either, you could try a last thing: exit Steam, Head over to Control Panel → Programs and Features, right click on Steam and click Repair. It will take a while but it will probably worth the wait.

2. Can’t install Left 4 Dead 2 (“incomplete installation (35)” error message)

This error message means that either your connection to the internet has gone AWOL or that you have a firewall that’s blocking access of the application. In the second case, make sure your firewall allows outbound TCP connections to port 27019. The server port for this system has been changed to 27031, which is used by other services and should improve the reliability of this connection, as it should already be open in any firewall that supports steam.

3. How to fix random crashes of L4D2 to the desktop

There are two possible solutions that might do the trick. First one would be to turn off the gore in the game – to do so right click on the Left4Dead2 executable and click properties. Click on Set Launch Options… and add -lv at the end of the line.
Another solution, offered by a moderator on the Steam forums, is to close Steam and go to the steamapps folder in the Steam installation folder. Delete the files “left 4 dead 2 client.ncf” and “left 4 dead 2 common.ncf”, restart Steam, right click on L4D2 and install.

4. Random freezes, stutters and slow frame rate

If you have this problem, try to turn off multicore rendering. If that doesn’t fix the problem and you’re using nVidia drivers, go to their official website and try installing the beta driver version 195.39. If that doesn’t fix the solution either, try using the mat_queue_mode 0 command in the console – users reported great results using this solution.

Hopefully we have here enough to help you fix Left 4 Dead 2 and enjoy it properly. If you have any other problems or solutions, please post them in the comment section below and maybe somebody will help.

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  1. dolphin278

    November 20, 2009 at 10:59 am

    A main problem for me is message:
    “Steam has found a problem with your local games file. Game files will now be re-acquired from the Steam servers.” It shows, and do nothing.

    /repair, manual file deletion doesn’t work.

    tried to defrag cache, and get 1232458% of defragmentation, and message to defrag my entire disk (right after disk defragmentation)

    deleting of game contents doesn’t work with message that my disk has not enough space to run(sic!) the game. the same time, both disks have several hundreds GBs free.

    Verifying game cache consistency doesn’t work, it completes immidiately with OK message, even after complete deletion of game files from steamapp folder.


    • Paul Walton

      March 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      Dude i have the exact same problem as you. whenever i try and reinstall the game it finishes immedietly and doesnt install sh*t. im so annoyed right now i just want to play my game :(

  2. garz

    November 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I bought L4D2 from steam and at first it all went well, it worked for about 4-5 days then when i try to enter the game after the intro vid it throws me out to the desktop and then begins again to start the game but the same thing happens again and i tried to do the examples u had but it didnt work
    help or ill kill someone…..

  3. Kevin

    November 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I tried everything listed, openned ports on router and firewall, shut down firewall, anti-virus, spyware, etc, even uninstalled and re-installed the game and steam. Nothing fixed the incomplete installation error (2). Steam tech support is non-existent They havent even bothered to respond to my tech help request. Demo worked great for weeks and the Game worked fine until Steam did the update Saturday. Havent been able to run every since. Running Vista Home Premium 64 on an I7 920 machine.

  4. Greg

    November 25, 2009 at 3:33 am

    how about for a mac?

  5. Loner

    November 26, 2009 at 10:20 am

    can you help me my l4d2 always crash while playing it when i’m in the safe room the game crash

  6. davious

    December 3, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    why is it that all these huge, new games always want to be installed on C:\. steam has got to be the worst for this…. every time, install on C:\ …. what happened to the days where you could choose your partition? now i am screwed… my C:\ doesnt have enough space, but my games partition G:\ has over 20 gigs left. god damn steam.

  7. Dragon

    December 5, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Same problem with loner , after getting to the saferoom and close the metal red door , it crashes . Oh and I am so unlucky to get the rare bug which is ” Kill Witch Means Crash With No Error ” Was that a new attack by witch when it die?

    • johan

      May 22, 2010 at 1:56 am

      i know where you can find many witches its in hard rain chapter2

  8. McSlay89

    December 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Is there any password during installation for left 4 dead 2?
    Cuz I juz bought the cd, and it says that need password during the installation.

  9. junrey

    December 7, 2009 at 9:59 am

    is there anyone help me when im playing l4d2 it crashes in 5 mins. how could i fix it.

    • johan

      May 22, 2010 at 1:52 am

      thats my problem too

  10. junrey

    December 7, 2009 at 10:13 am


  11. kml

    December 7, 2009 at 10:28 am

    i bought the game…bt during product activation wizard window…i hv key in the product key n click next,another window popped up steam working n waiting for it to load.afta a while it say steam server unavailable, your computer is either currently unable to reach the steam servers, or the service is temporarily unavailable… i kip on trying n trying…it jus kip on sayin the same ting….i nid help!!!

  12. Bob

    December 11, 2009 at 5:10 am

    I need help! I bought the CD l4d2. when i put it in it takes me to Steam and everything. when i go to install it get stuck at ” Creating Local Game Cache Files” does this mean i cant install L4D2?? I have Dial-up and do I need to download L4D2 from Steam even tho i have the CD??

  13. ryu

    December 17, 2009 at 5:07 am

    is there any password to install left 4 dead 2 ?

  14. Liquid

    December 19, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Same problem with Dragon..

    After kill the witch, I’m get crash with no eror…

    is there any solution for this bug ?

  15. krul

    December 22, 2009 at 6:04 am

    is there any password to install left 4 dead 2 ?

  16. bellie

    December 24, 2009 at 9:04 am

    i don’t have any product key….so how can i install? anyone knows what is the product key 4 this game?? Or the activation code??

    • DFS Pootis

      December 16, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      If your copy is a pirated copy, then good luck with that. If its a Genuine cd copy then idk what you would do

  17. D3athWish

    December 26, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Help!!!!! need password for installation

  18. Toos

    December 31, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I have tried all your suggestions and nothing will let me install the game from DVD-ROM. Using Vista 64 SP2 with tons of memory and disk space free. No firewalls or router. Dial-up though. I cannot get through the install without Steam hanging up. (I get a “732897 not responding”). No reply from Valve or Steam “support” (worthless!). I simply want to install for single player from the disk I bought. This is beyond frustrating! So, how do I get my money back?

  19. chekin3

    January 3, 2010 at 8:27 am

    i have the problem where you cant run the game after you install it and i try to delete “SteamService.exe”, but everytime i re-run steam, “SteamService.exe” is automatically re-installed on my PC wtf???

  20. bob 2

    January 11, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I have the same issue as Bob try to install for local play single player only tries to download and crashes on creating local game cache. I also want a refund and there seems to be no such thing. I am so sick of these games it is ridiculous.

  21. Deathstar

    January 14, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I’m on Win.XP and after installation, i launch the game, wait a little and a windows message appeared: the program eccounter problem, left4dead2.exe have to close… it don’t say why, so i can’t play. I tried the steamservice reboot issues but it doesnt works :(
    Help me please!

  22. Balthier

    January 26, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    zzzzzz..need password!!

  23. Cosmin

    January 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm


    • Vornate

      October 20, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      That’s even worse. Trust me, I tried.

  24. Revo

    February 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    oh man… actually im havn problem wid steam.L4D2 startd nd whil loadn, i gt a msg “steam s nt running”… i gt an idea, but my rite d tim my hard diskdown due 2 sme problm…. cryn crazzzyyy.
    see guys.. juz down load steam v008. L4D2 need diz 2 run sucessfully..

    • Jawsh

      August 23, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Okay, when I start up L4D2 it has the opening cimatics and all, and then it crashes straight to desktop. No errors or anything. It makes the error noise…but no error. It worked fine for about 2 days and it just started doing it yesterday.

  25. allanovice

    February 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    hi im currently using a dell desktop monitor and l4d2 says “cannot display this video mode”. i tried to install it in other pc w/ different monitor and it work perfectly. it seems it had problems w/ its resolution. how can i change the resolution setting before i launch the game?

  26. Erwin Mojica

    February 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    i install but when the game start i only see is white many colors and i cannot see the survivors

  27. Erwin Mojica

    February 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    and i cant see a thing

  28. skull

    March 19, 2010 at 6:09 am

    i got problem like you guys,but after copy all crack file in to game directory,problem solve.

  29. Bobby Hate

    March 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    ALRIGHT I was having the prob were i could load in fine and pick the game i wanted to play be right as it finished the level loading boom i was pushed to desktop but after doing number 3 deleting those files and re lding them. it fixed my prob :) hope it helps someone


  30. Ferrius

    March 24, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I wanna play with some cheats and mess around with some freinds… but when i create a local game it stops in middle of loading and then says something about timeou conenction :/ ? please help

  31. Ferrius

    March 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    THat problem is now fixed XD
    but i still got a problem… i cant activate them local still… i know you gotta load a map by console bu how to make that commant mp ?

  32. FierySnake

    April 11, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    After I Click on the game The title screen shows up, but then it crashes and then it says it cant load local contents. How Do i fixed this?

  33. sky82

    April 17, 2010 at 11:05 am

    can anyone give me password to install left 4dead 2? my dvd have a password protected?i need your help?

  34. jaime

    April 26, 2010 at 5:24 am

    i just got left 4 dead 2 and i downloaded it and it worked fine but laggy screen. so i cleaned my laptop, that didn’t work. so i actually uninstalled it and reinstalled it. but when i was installing it, it said “ready to play in approximately 22 hours”… it took 4 hours for it to go down to 10 hours, the thing is, i have school the next day and im really not trying to download it again some other time… any suggestions?

  35. jaime

    April 26, 2010 at 5:27 am

    steam fails really bad. all the installations take like 4 hours and the games have good graphics but not the best but they lag hella. say “I” if you agree and say “nah” if you disagree. thanks

  36. allucard

    April 29, 2010 at 8:19 am

    are there any other ways to decrease lag in left 4 dead 2 ?..need help. i play it offline..

  37. seceta

    May 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    i installed l4d 2 and l4d but i cant play because i cant see a thing on my screen.What can i do?

  38. zeaklous

    May 1, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    After installing L4D2, I tried rynning it. It kept freezing after the Valve video (even if i skipped it). I tried reinstalling L4D2, but the same problem continues to reoccur. (downloaded from Steam and works on other computers)

    OS: Windows 7 – 64 bit

    Processor: Intel Core 2.8 GHz

    8 gig RAM

  39. lekside

    May 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    i installed mine perfectly then when i start the game it tells me that i need steam to play this game. then i downloaded styeam and istalled it but when i start the game it tells that steam does not approve the game. HELPPPPPPPPPpp

  40. Sarah

    May 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    “This game is currently unavailable” . I bought it, it should be available. Steam support is crap. I’ve :
    1. Updated Direct X
    2. Deleted ClientRegistry.blob and all other files except for Steam and Steam apps, and restarted steam .
    3. Made sure everything was not read only
    4. Verified Game Cache files.
    a. This says 1 file is missing, so I download it and it still does not work, and when I re-verify it says one is still missing.I’ve reverified about 3 times
    5. Deleted game files and redownloaded entire game
    a. This did not work either. I Verified Game Cache files after this and it still says one file is missing and it has to download it, it downloads it and still does not work. I verifiy Game cache files several times and it says it downloads and the download is finished but the next Verify says something is still wrong.

    Then I deleted steam completely, redownloaded it and redownloaded the game. I get the same error message. I will try repairing it but after redownloading it i’m not sure why that would help… This is bs. I want my money back. Did i mention steam support is nonexistant?

  41. alex

    May 20, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    L4D works perfect at max specs, L4D2 works at max specs then after a while becomes laggy or frame choppy. Then my entire steam collection becomes choppy and laggy, until a system restart. I have tried installing different driver versions for nVIDIA both 195.39 and 197.16, turning of multicore rendering, vsync, even set priorities for the .exe in task mgr. I even tried that mod_queue_mode 0 but that is an unknown command. Even defraged game in steam options.

    Any advice?

    Laptop Model Asus n70 SV
    Geforce GT 130m graphics, Duo 8600 CPU, plenty of Ram

    • Drapeta

      August 10, 2010 at 10:24 pm

      Did you find a solution? That is exactly the same problem I am having after I bought my new computer. I think it is the OS, win 7, but cannot be sure.

  42. johan

    May 22, 2010 at 1:51 am

    this game is killing me i cant play strait when you start the game it will work acouple of minutes it goes back on our windows. my question is is there a easy way how to fix this game?

  43. sara

    May 27, 2010 at 2:05 am

    games starts weel but when i click on any option a blank white page appears thou when i click hoping for the option to be there it workinks but not the game soory my english is bad as i speak russian

  44. jimar

    June 4, 2010 at 4:40 am

    i have finished insalling..
    but,when i want to play..
    the game has close..

  45. shah

    June 15, 2010 at 4:43 am

    i also have finish instal L4D2
    but, why the game automatic close when I play the game about 20 second later???
    plz help me..

  46. i need help

    June 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    i connected to the internet but it still tells me to connect to it.(Steam)

  47. yelrihs

    June 27, 2010 at 4:39 am

    im getting tired playing the game coz when i’m about to complete it, it automatically close. Does this mean you need to start again the whole game, meaning at the first part (dead center/hotel)? Can someone tell me how to fix it (user-friendly mode) coz im not that good in fixing. I don’t understand some of the fix steps.

  48. Damn Chuck

    July 4, 2010 at 8:30 am

    When you buy the l4D2 Cd from a retailer do you have to download anything from the Internet? cause mine keeps getting stuck on the “creating local game cache files” Really pissing me off cause it was 110 Dollars

  49. Curtis

    July 12, 2010 at 4:53 am


  50. assasin

    July 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    my left for dead 2 keeps on freezing even though i turned off the multicore. is it my connection?

  51. er wai kim

    July 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    the l4d2 password is what lalala!

  52. sanz

    August 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    still the game cannot be fix..someone help me…i’m stuck…arghhhhh!!!!!!!!

  53. Drapeta

    August 10, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I just got my new computer home today. Everything on it is an upgrade from my old computer, including windows 7/64bit. Not sure if this is the problem or not but i cannot play left for dead one or two now.
    Xp seemed to work fine, with single graphic card.
    Boosted to Dual SLI Nvid gts 250
    dual core I7 2.8
    nothing else interesting as far as hardware goes.

    I can start up the game and at random it will slow down and stutter to maybe 10 fps, but it can be corrected sometimes to run smoothly again.

    I have turned off the multicore rendering, as well as the graphics just to try, for kicks i updated the vid drivers, When i try to input that information into the console it comes up with unknown command, so not sure where to go from here. If anyone has advice please let me know

  54. yvanace

    August 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    my problem is steam Error Engine:”the steam is not running. click ok to start the steam. i’m going to click ok then run again the left 4 dead 2. afterwardzz error engine again said. steam Error Engine:”the steam is not running. click ok to start the steam.oh

  55. I COME IN PEACE *_*

    August 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    i need hellllp!!!!!! im currently using a dell desktop monitor with a resolution 1280x 1024. (i install the game perfectly fine). when i open the game, a message would show up saying “unkown video card”, i just ignore it and press the “continue anyway”, then a blank screen would show up(i can here the intro) saying “cannot display this video mode (then under it) optimum resolution 1280x 1024 60Hz”. how can i fix it???????????????????????????????????????????????????

  56. arc

    September 4, 2010 at 11:40 am

    why my l4d2 it’s just opening launcher then closed by self

  57. Sloth

    October 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    my l4d2 needs a password..but i cant find it anywhere…help pls??

  58. Phazed

    October 25, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I played L4D2 for a while and then I got windows 7. Ever since then, When I click on “play game” on steam, it doesnt open, but my xfire says that i’m playing it for about 10 seconds before it dissapears… I’ve tried all of the things you said should sort this out but i’ve run out of luck. No idea what to do now!

  59. Brandon

    November 8, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    My Computer wont read the CD what do I do?

  60. Blaze_Magna

    November 9, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I bought the game today installs fine, after the opening credits it says loading and crashes. i dont know what to do can someone help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. lol

    November 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    when i click to play l4d2 after the clip it said l4d2 has stop working ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP ME PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. hmmmm

    November 26, 2010 at 1:45 am

    just got a new pc and everytime I load up L4D 2 it just freezes and im left with source on the screen and it wont load past this, Im using windows 764bit and it keeps tellin me its incompatible, how do I fix this>.<

  63. EatmyNubcakes

    December 14, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    I installed addon maps and most of em shot down my game when i try 2 play why does this happen?

  64. Ineedhelp

    December 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    when i open Left 4 dead 2 it runs perfectly in main menu.And when i play so long it turns to black and it closed.helppp!!!!!

  65. Kevin

    December 29, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Sorry, I’m just not sure what solution to try..but..

    I’m running a Gateway SX2801 computer with

    -64bit Windows 7
    -Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5500 @2.80GHz
    -6GB of RAM
    -Intel(R) g45/G43 Express Chipset Videocard
    -Intel (R) 4 series chipset Processor to I/O controller

    I was playing Left for Dead 2 and it worked fine, then I updated the video card driver thing and when I decided to play LFD2 again, where I connected to an online server, after it finished loading to the server, the screen went black, and kinda flashed, but I could still hear the audio..but it was very laggy and staggering audio. I tried reinstalling the game but it still produced the same problem.

    I just finished trying the one solution I found, and that was deleting the .ncf files for LFD2 but I’m still getting the same problems

    • cynicalCastrator

      February 10, 2012 at 3:36 am

      Oh hey, And i thought it was a 32-bit problem. well that clears one thing up.

  66. Christian

    January 4, 2011 at 2:49 am

    When i used Windows 7, 32 bits. The game was running just fine no problems at all. But when i updated the OS to Windows 7, 64 bits. When i try to load a map, when i’m at almost at 100% the game crashes to desktop without an error message or any indication that something is wrong…

    – 64 bit Windows 7
    – Intel(R) DualCore Duo E6600 @ 2.40GHz
    – 4 GB Ram
    – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5

  67. Christian

    January 4, 2011 at 2:51 am

    I have the STEAM verison btw.

  68. Cross Steele

    January 14, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    i dont know im sure of this maybe ur dvd-rom is broken or crashed,older or many disanvantage… :D

  69. l33t titties

    January 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm


  70. David

    February 20, 2011 at 2:17 am

    My problem seems to be related to sound if i hold down the trigger the sound and game gets glitchy.
    phenom 920 x4 2800
    6 gigs corsair rem
    dual gtx 460’s running in SLI

  71. TacoGuy

    March 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I am also having a problem where it freezes once it finished prepping for installation. I’l installing via disk.

  72. Issac930

    March 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Hi. I am having the same problem as Kevin. Whenever I try to load a campaign or go to an online server – just about entering any map – the game crashes, flashes, then very laggy audio is played with no video whatsoever. When I try to “End Task” the game, it either flashes and returns to desktop or creates another crash with no error which automatically reboots my computer. I had to wait 3 days just to have this crappy game installed in the first place and it doesn’t even work! I have deleted the .ncf files after seeing the fixes, yet it did not work. Look, I am not going to spend 10 years trying to fix this problem! I demand immediate help ASAP. I just want to play L4D2 as soon as possible, so I don’t care if you don’t want to take this to Steam or VALVe – these problems have got to stop!

  73. ghostlord

    April 16, 2011 at 4:54 am

    got the same problem the game crashes to desktop when playing, i tried to search for the file “left 4 dead 2 client.ncf” cant seem to find it so is their any solution to this problem or we can all just say the game really really sucks!!

    • cynicalCastrator

      February 10, 2012 at 3:37 am

      I would disagree with you. This game actually has a very smooth gameplay, It’s just STEAM that broke it. (refer to my post on my game hours.)

  74. Bob :(

    May 4, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    hey @bob , u need to go to your disk and run setup after installing steam :)

  75. The Future

    May 15, 2011 at 5:41 am


  76. Anonymous

    May 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I have problem, when i run the game it says Steam is not running etc.. I have steam running and i tried all the solutions in first step, but none of them worked, pls help me what to do :/

  77. ashish

    June 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    When I start the game, message appears to me staem is not running
    How should I rectify the problem????

  78. royden

    June 28, 2011 at 8:08 am

    me too!

  79. baj

    July 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Hey guys I have problem with my game too everything is ok the valve on the man’s head also the start show but when it reach loading it stop working and closed what can I do about it .

    I have Windows vista

  80. Graham

    July 28, 2011 at 3:23 am

    If you have the disc version, there should be a series of letters and numbers printed in a white rectangle inside the case on the little info pice of paper. That’s probably the password you need.

  81. Jhanalore

    July 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    For all you people like myself getting stuck installing from disc one, just keep trying and wait it out. It takes a very long while but if you let it sit for a very long time it will install, ohh, and do not download much while installing it might make your steam client crash, ;p

  82. Leinard

    August 19, 2011 at 4:10 am

    what does mat_queue_mode 0 mean? and where to have those triggered?

  83. Dude101

    September 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Game installed perfect 4 me, took a long time, but i can play it. Only problem is, while i playin it, the game only lets me play as Nick and none of the other survivors!!! How do i fix this?!?!?

  84. leonkennedy

    September 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I tried out everything regarding freezes: type command, change viseo settings, change audio settings, update everything

    no solution god damn you Valve

  85. paul justin

    September 21, 2011 at 10:26 am

    when i install maps and i copy in on adds on and install it it saids your lets buil a rocket was not installed it is possible that the adds on is allready installed and in use

  86. ayoub

    October 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Why whene i launch it its crash and say Eroor Run time libray ?

  87. Bataan DeathMarch

    February 3, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Hey ,what happen to this game??? And why the Maker of this Game is not perfect . why they launch in market if so many cause of problem… its waste of money…

  88. cynicalCastrator

    February 10, 2012 at 3:34 am

    i can’t do that for you, starfox.

  89. stevesneedshelp

    February 21, 2012 at 2:08 am

    When I try to open L4D It lags then shows the 4 charecters then it goes back to my desktop and says could not load library matchmaking
    and at the top it say Engine Error I don’t know which option I should choose on this website 1 2 3 4 Please Help Or I will be wasting my money and have to go back to minecraft!!

  90. stevesneedshelp

    February 21, 2012 at 2:11 am


  91. Canitreallybethiscomplicated

    May 30, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Did not understand a word of this. Tried to find the files/what I was supposed to do with them and could not work out a single step. Thanks a bunch for that user accessibility.

    If ANYone knows how to explain this in a simple way, please, thanks, and I will love you long time.

  92. Basti

    August 26, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    What if im installing from a cd not on steam and it does not require internet. But it keeps on stopping while installing and then it says error file crashed.

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Creating Story Worlds Together Using Web3: The Rise of Tokenized Lore




Creating Story Worlds Together Using Web3: The Rise of Tokenized Lore

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital storytelling, a new chapter is being written, one that merges the realms of blockchain technology and creative storytelling. This innovative approach is not just changing the way stories are told but also how they are created and owned. Welcome to the world of “Tokenized Lore,” where blockchain, companies, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), and fans all converge to create immersive story worlds for mutual benefit.

The Concept of Tokenized Lore

Tokenized Lore is a revolutionary concept that we’ve been developing as part of our CLAN project.  We have taken inspiration from Japanese manga’s “Doujinshi” culture.  In Doujinshi, fans create their own stories based on existing, popular characters and worlds. They not only write stories but they publish them and sell them.  And this is tolerated in Japan as a core part of the Manga culture.  Marvel, DC, and American comic book companies don’t allow this and would surely serve a cease-and-desist lawyer’s letter to any fans that tried to sell comics with their copyrighted characters.

Similarly, our Tokenized Lore allows fans to become co-creators, not just passive consumers. By tokenizing elements of a story – characters, plot points, worlds – fans can own a piece of the story, both literally and figuratively. This not only incentivizes fan creations but also monetizes their efforts, turning passionate followers into active stakeholders in the story’s universe, who promote and grow it.  Everyone wins.

More about Tolkenized Lore has been written by Sasha Kapustina, where she also coined the word “Tokies” to describe this particular type of non-fungible token.  Read about that here: 

Blockchain: The Backbone of Tokenized Storytelling

At the heart of Tokenized Lore is blockchain technology. It ensures the authenticity and uniqueness of each story element, making them collectible and tradable. Blockchain’s transparency and security enable a trustless environment where creators and fans can collaborate without fear of unauthorized duplication or loss of ownership rights.

LightningWorks has additionally layered on Forging, to help create scarcity through diminishing supply.  This mimics the real world scarcity of print comics, adding a much needed cornerstone to digital collectibles in general that I hope will be copies across the space, since it adds so much value.

LightningWorks and Alien Worlds: Pioneers in the Field

Two notable players in this arena are LightningWorks and Alien Worlds. These companies have invested years and millions of dollars to develop deep tech stacks that will make Tokenized Lore a reality. Their platforms are not just storytelling mediums; they are ecosystems where creators, fans, and investors can interact, trade, and build together.

Following the success of Starblind Zero, LightningWorks first introductory comic created for the Alien Worlds community with a Galactic Hubs grant, they are now greenlit for a double-issue of the soon to be released, Starblind #1. 

The Role of A.I. in Creative Acceleration

An inevitable aspect of this new storytelling paradigm is the integration of A.I. tools. These technologies empower artists, colorists, writers, and comic book creators to accelerate their production processes. 

By automating certain tasks, A.I. enables creators to focus more on the creative aspects of storytelling and less on marketing or administrative duties. This shift allows for more time to be spent on innovation and artistic expression. Fans benefit too, because they get stories faster, keeping them more emotionally connected to the events of their favorite characters.  

At LightningWorks we believe that with the right tools, comic book artists, writers, and others with real talent and creativity, will find new ways to gain financial and creative freedom using their experience and skills, rather than being replaced by A.I.

From Disney’s Ashes, A New Hope Rises

Interestingly, the missteps of giants like Disney with their handling of the Star Wars and Marvel universes have inadvertently opened doors for new storytelling ventures. Disenchanted fans are currently seeking fresh narratives and more respectful treatment of beloved characters.  We want them to find solace in these new, decentralized story worlds. Here, their voices and contributions are not just heard but valued and rewarded.

The Future of Storytelling

As we step into this new era of storytelling, the potential is immense. Here are some key points to consider:

  • Empowering Creators and Fans: Tokenized Lore blurs the line between creator and consumer, empowering fans to be an integral part of the storytelling process.
  • Monetization and Ownership: Fans can earn from their creations, providing a new revenue stream for creative endeavors.
  • Decentralization of Storytelling: By leveraging blockchain and DAOs, the storytelling process becomes more democratic, with decisions and developments influenced by a wider community.
  • Enhanced Creative Process: With A.I. integration, creators can enhance their productivity, focusing on storytelling while technology handles the mundane.

In conclusion, the marriage of blockchain technology and creative storytelling through Tokenized Lore represents a bold new direction in the world of entertainment. It’s a world where fans are no longer just spectators but active participants, where their passion and creativity are not just welcomed but rewarded. 

As we witness the rise of platforms like LightningWorks and Alien Worlds, one thing is clear: the future of storytelling is here, and it’s decentralized, democratized, and dazzling.

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12 Inspiring Ways to Fuel Your Dissertation Writing Motivation




12 Inspiring Ways to Fuel Your Dissertation Writing Motivation

The writing process is inherently complicated. But once you take ownership of your writing, things begin to change. What does that mean to take “ownership” of your writing? It means your writings belong to better or for worse, to you and you alone. If you screw up your courage to write, your ownership of that writing must be respected by your audience-of one or a thousand. Being overly stimulated can also be harmful, as some scholars push to write their academic papers more than their set goals. That is why you need to have dissertation writing motivation so that you can find yourself able to meet your goal the next day.

As William G. Perry Jr. said, “First you make a mess, then you clean it up.” So, don’t give
up if you make a mess first. But if you’re allergic to handling this mess, it’s recommended
that you look for a dissertation writing service online.

In this article, we are going to explain some inspiring ways to fuel your dissertation writing motivation. Continue reading the Article if you need motivation for your thesis or dissertation writing journey.

In this article, we are going to explain some inspiring ways to fuel your dissertation writing motivation. Continue reading the Article if you need motivation for your thesis or dissertation writing journey.

Staying motivated while writing your dissertation is as important as having your dinner because you need food to live and motivation to complete your dissertation. Keeping up with the motivation to write a dissertation becomes harder when you see everyone on a break. Losing motivation can cost you low grades. So, we have provided some top tips to keep your motivation going.

1. Free-writing and Making a Mess

You might think how making a mess can help you get your dissertation writing done. Freewriting is one of those activities in which two and two sometimes add up to five. Freewriting can support you develop an addiction to writing. And don’t worry, almost everyone starts out writing crap.

Start with the small task, learning to write 10 minutes daily. Just start writing no matter what you write. Once you start following freewriting, your thoughts will start to get clearer and cleaner. Once your thoughts get clearer and you seem familiar with your topic, you start out writing good stuff, and then gradually, writing a dissertation becomes easier.

2. Using Behavioural Principles

Using behavioural principles for motivation for your dissertation writing, keep in mind the positive and negative reinforcement. It’s possible to train your mind by punishing yourself for doing something wrong, but it’s inhuman.

So, think of positive reinforcement, like rewarding yourself for each accomplishment. Like using the “Grandma’s mashed potatoes law”: “No dessert until you’ve eaten

your mashed potatoes.” Translated into a writing strategy, say you will get something as a reward for writing 2 or 5 pages that you don’t want to live without. For example, if you don’t feel the day is complete without reading the newspaper or talking to a friend, don’t allow yourself to do so unless you have completed your writing goal for that day.

3. Recognise External vs. Internal Motivation

When you start your degree or write your dissertation, motivators like a degree, a good job, and praise might drive you. However, over the period, one needs to develop internal motivators, like personal interest, passion for the topic, or will to bring a change to the field.

To get long-term motivation, it is necessary to develop an interest in the field. Once your work or profession becomes your passion, you no longer need external motivators.

4. Set Your Daily Writing Goal

It’s important to set daily goals for your dissertation writing motivation. There are three methods for setting goals, but before that, you need to commit to setting realistic goals and dividing them into small chunks.

  1. The first method is the “Sit There Method.” In this method, you sit down to write your dissertation forcertain hours, maybe three hours, a day.
  2. The second method is the “Motivation Method” In this method, you plan on writing each day until you come up with one or two decent ideas.
  3. The third method is the “Many Pages Method”. In this method, you have to pick a fair number of pages and keep the count the same every day.

In our opinion, the “Many Pages Method” performs the best. This method produces a large volume of writing, at least some of which is likely to be useful.

5. Don’t Overwhelm Yourself

Getting stuck and getting out of mind while writing a dissertation is normal. Don’t overwhelm or frustrate yourself on that. If you feel you are going in a circle and not moving forward to some achievement towards completion of the final draft of your dissertation. Just continue writing anything other than your papers. Try limiting your writing time. Say to yourself, “You’re only allowed to write for half an hour.”

Also, try consulting some mentor or advisor to discuss the overall situation of your writing process. If you find no way out, reaching out to a professional dissertation writer is still an option.

6. Funky Exercises for Times When You’re Stuck

If you were always inspired to be a poet, it’s your chance. Write in other forms of writing. Take some time to re-evaluate your writing goals. Many people get stuck in their dissertations because they set unrealistic goals for their writing process.

out of reach goals may kill your motivation. You need to decide practically, not ideally, what a doable writing goal is for you and then start working. Revisit the notes made in the research process and evaluate if you’ve missed any important points. Instead, trying to ask yourself questions or writing about why you feel you’re stuck is a good exercise to do.

7. Keep Encouraging Yourself

Keep repeating encouraging and motivational phrases to yourself. Like “I am capable of completing this dissertation, challenges are opportunities for me to grow and improve.”

Remind yourself of why you started. What did you want to accomplish on the task when you started? Remind yourself that completing this dissertation will open new doors for you.

Saying these affirmations regularly will give you more energy and keep you on track with your dissertation writing motivation.

8. Overcome Procrastination

Procrastination is delaying the work at hand without any reason. In writing a dissertation, procrastination is when you delay writing even though you want to finish it. You face it when you have to make a lot of decisions. Decisions drain your energy and make you feel procrastinated.

That is why you need to pre plan your dissertation writing process. Pre-decide things like which information to add and which to avoid. Don’t think before you start writing about how many pages to write today or if you should write or visit some friend for an outing.

9. Develop a Writing Addiction

Addictions get pretty bad press. But there are bad and good ones. Writing can be one of the good habits to have, or we say, fortunate habits to have. Having an addiction and developing an addiction are two separate things.

To develop a writing addiction, you need to start writing in the first place. A good option is to start writing your dissertation with a freewriting style. Once you find joy and fulfilment in the writing process and a sense of accomplishment from your crafts, you will build a habit of writing.

Habits slowly and gradually become addictions as you get addicted to pouring your heart out and getting praise from your crafts.

10. Overcome Interruptions from Inside and Outside

The interruptions from inside can be your mental conditions, like having anxiety or depression due to some personal or family issues. And factors like unexpected illness or death of some loved ones or a cold that clogs your nose and throat.

You need to overcome these interruptions to focus on writing your dissertation. Everybody can thrash these obstacles to focus on the work. If they had not, they might not have come thus far.

11. Don’t Isolate Yourself

Isolating yourself while writing your dissertation can drain all the motivation you had when you started working. We have seen scholars suffering from isolation while writing their dissertations.

You should try to abstain from writing for longer periods, distract yourself through family time and make plans for healthy activities. You can join some feedback groups; observing the dissertation and engaging with the group will help you think critically about the text, and you will get rid of solitude as well.

12. Join a Summer Dissertation Camp

Joining a summer dissertation camp or fellowship will keep you motivated and active. You can also find time to analyse your dissertation critically and make changes in the writing process.

Plus, you will not get stuck at any stage. If you get stuck, you will have the fellows or someone to advise you on the process, someone who can point out what you’re doing wrong. Joining a summer dissertation camp will save you from isolation as well.


Dissertation writing motivation may disappear more often, and you might think to quit. But quitting is not the solution. In this article, we have tried to inspire and motivate you in different ways. We have discussed how overcoming procrastination and setting your daily goals can help you stay motivated.

We have heard the stories of people who are in their third, fourth, or even seventh year, yeah, you heard it right, seventh year, and some people isolate themselves in the struggle to be focused. That’s not a good thing to do either. Those scholars who don’t find the motivation to write their dissertation or are not into writing can buy dissertation online. Hand over your worries to some trustworthy expert who can write original content for your dissertation and complete it quickly.

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Top 7 Video Game Based Movies You Must Watch on Hulu in NZ





Are you tired of playing video games all day long? Why not take a break and watch some video game-based movies on Hulu in NZ? With its vast collection of movies and TV shows, Hulu is the perfect platform to satisfy your gaming cravings.

From action-packed thrillers to heartwarming dramas, we would recommend you to get Hulu in NZ, because Hulu has it all. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the top 7 video game-based movies that you must watch on Hulu in NZ.

Assassin’s Creed (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Director: Justin Kurzel

Major Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons

Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes

The first on our list is the movie adaptation of the popular video game franchise “Assassin’s Creed.” Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, this movie follows the story of Callum Lynch, who discovers he is a descendant of a secret society of assassins. With stunning visuals and breathtaking action scenes, this movie is a must-watch for any Assassin’s Creed fan.

Rampage (2018)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Director: Brad Peyton

Major Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman

Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes

If you’re a fan of monster movies and video games, “Rampage” is the perfect movie for you. Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, this movie is based on the classic arcade game of the same name. The movie follows a primatologist who teams up with a genetically modified gorilla to stop two other genetically modified animals from destroying the city. With its over-the-top action and humor, “Rampage” is a fun-filled ride from start to finish.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Director: Jeff Fowler

Major Cast: James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz

Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes

For all the Sonic fans out there, “Sonic the Hedgehog” is a must-watch movie. Starring Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, this movie follows Sonic as he teams up with a human cop to stop Dr. Robotnik from taking over the world. With its fast-paced action and lovable characters, “Sonic the Hedgehog” is a movie that both kids and adults can enjoy.

Mortal Kombat (2021)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Director: Simon McQuoid

Major Cast: Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson

Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes

If you’re a fan of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise, you won’t want to miss the 2021 movie adaptation. With its gory fight scenes and iconic characters, this movie is a love letter to the fans of the game. The movie follows a group of fighters who are recruited to participate in a tournament to determine the fate of the world. With stunning visuals and non-stop action, “Mortal Kombat” is a movie that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Warcraft (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Director: Duncan Jones

Major Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster

Runtime: 2 hours 3 minutes

Based on the popular MMORPG game, “Warcraft” tells the story of the battle between humans and orcs. Starring Travis Fimmel and Paula Patton, this movie follows a group of human heroes as they try to stop the orc invasion. With its epic battles and stunning visuals, “Warcraft” is a movie that will transport you to a world of magic and adventure.

Tomb Raider (2018)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Director: Roar Uthaug

Major Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins

Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes

Based on the popular video game franchise of the same name, “Tomb Raider” stars Alicia Vikander as the iconic Lara Croft. The movie follows Lara as she sets out on a dangerous journey to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance. With its intense action scenes and captivating storyline, “Tomb Raider” is a movie that will keep you hooked from beginning to end.

Resident Evil (2002)

Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Major Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius

Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes

Last but not least, we have the classic zombie horror movie “Resident Evil.” Starring Milla Jovovich as Alice, this movie is based on the popular video game franchise of the same name. The movie follows Alice and a group of survivors as they try to escape from an underground research facility infested with zombies. With its tense atmosphere and pulse pounding action, “Resident Evil” is a must-watch for any horror or action movie fan.


So there you have it, the top 7 video game-based movies that you must watch on Hulu in NZ. From the high-flying action of “Assassin’s Creed” to the terrifying zombie outbreak in “Resident Evil,” each movie offers its unique take on the beloved video games that inspired them.

Whether you are a die-hard gamer or a movie enthusiast, these movies are sure to satisfy your craving for pulse-pounding action and adventure.

Hulu in NZ offers a fantastic selection of movies and TV shows that cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences. With these top 7 video game-based movies, you can immerse yourself in the world of your favorite games and enjoy them on the big screen.

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