Game bought on Steam fails to start #2

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Lorni
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Game bought on Steam fails to start #2

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Hi i bought today the Game over Steam and tested it on my Laptop, works fine.

Now back on my gaming Rick i tried a fresh install on this and "wonder".

Game did not start - no error Messages.

So i went to the Steam Apps Folder and started it directly.

"Could not initialize STEAM manager or invalid serial key"


Already tried to reinstall over Steam.

Laptop is still working normal.

Question ? only 1 Timer activation possible???
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From what I understand this should work, however you may need to log out of the laptop before you can launch the game on your PC? Essentially the game can only be running on one computer at any given time. Is this possibly the issue?
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Laptop was turned off. Same result on Gaming PC.

I wil try to deinstall on Laptop and reinstall it on Gaming PC....

Hope this will fix it.
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Ooookaaaayyy, deinstalling on Laptop fix it...

Gaming PC is now running without reinstall.

That´s a terrible Gamer unfriendly way to trust your Customer.

I have one Steam Account why should it not possible to "play" on several Assets the Game [&:]
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To be honest I'm not sure as Steam is a bit new to my end at least, so I'm not completely familiar with their account/permissions policy. But I'll dig into this a bit further.
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ORIGINAL: LorniForum

Ooookaaaayyy, deinstalling on Laptop fix it...

Gaming PC is now running without reinstall.

That´s a terrible Gamer unfriendly way to trust your Customer.

I have one Steam Account why should it not possible to "play" on several Assets the Game [&:]

you need to understand how steam works, this has nothing to do with this site or company either, it's steam, the item you need to research is called steam guard, steam guard is enabled by default on all accounts made on steam, it has been setup to protect your account and for that reason you need to give each pc you own which has access to steam a given name a unique name and assign steam guard permissions for it to work, with this done, each pc asset you own will be enable one at a time to access your whole steam games list, but you will never be able to use more than one pc at a time, each pc asset you own will be need to be logged off and out before another one is used logged in and started, or you will get a error, each time you do this unless you set it up correctly you will need to manually assign a code which is sent to your email address when you first setup steam, you can even load steam onto your phone, even if you can't play any of your games on it, same as other devices etc, but if you forget it's logged on and try to do the same with a pc, again you will get an error, as far as i know, there is no way around this, even using family share for pc in the same house on the same ip, as each asset as a name of it's own, steams see's each device as a different pc, and as all pc's on a network have to have a different name anyway, or they would class, again no work around to do this, owning a game doesn't mean you can have 2 players using the same one game over lan, each pc player needs to buy a serial of there own and also each has to have there own account on steam, this is how steam works
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I am sorry but I am having difficulty understanding the issue completely.

If you have properly installed steam on both computers, you should be able to install this on multiple computers. If you are logged into with steam online, then you can only play on one machine at the same time. I usually use steam's offline mode for the family/kid computer, then the kid plays different games from me at the same time. No issue.

Did you do a proper install of the game through steam, or did you copy the files from one computer to the other?
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ORIGINAL: zakblood

you need to understand how steam works, this has nothing to do with this site or company either, it's steam, the item you need to research is called steam guard, steam guard is enabled by default on all accounts made on steam, it has been setup to protect your account and for that reason you need to give each pc you own which has access to steam a given name a unique name and assign steam guard permissions for it to work, with this done, each pc asset you own will be enable one at a time to access your whole steam games list, but you will never be able to use more than one pc at a time, each pc asset you own will be need to be logged off and out before another one is used logged in and started, or you will get a error, each time you do this unless you set it up correctly you will need to manually assign a code which is sent to your email address when you first setup steam, you can even load steam onto your phone, even if you can't play any of your games on it, same as other devices etc, but if you forget it's logged on and try to do the same with a pc, again you will get an error, as far as i know, there is no way around this, even using family share for pc in the same house on the same ip, as each asset as a name of it's own, steams see's each device as a different pc, and as all pc's on a network have to have a different name anyway, or they would class, again no work around to do this, owning a game doesn't mean you can have 2 players using the same one game over lan, each pc player needs to buy a serial of there own and also each has to have there own account on steam, this is how steam works

To stop all discussion here it works now as i know Steam works. Neverever had a Problem before gaming on different "Assets".

Again explain what happend.

All happend under the same Steam Account.

Yesterday on 9.00 am installed the Game on the Laptop --> works tested.
Shut down Laptop until 8PM

Yesterday 6pm home installed on PC try to start --> Error appears.
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Starting Laptop testing if the Game lauchnes, it does. Uninstalling it on Laptop.
Instant Game on PC could be started.

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Reinstalled on Laptop Game could be started (PC off).


Work as i know Steam should work.
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