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Poker Night does not start.

posted by Michael.Steen on - last edited - Viewed by 1.8K users
Dear Sir/Madam,

I hope this is the right forum to post technical issues with the game Poker Night at the Inventory that I bought via Steam.
After my purchase of the game via Steam using money in my "Steam Wallet" the game was downloaded and listed in the games "Library" ad it should be.
However, when I try to start the game, nothing happens.
I did try restarting Steam and my computer and launching the game not using Steam, but that did not work.
I tried launching directly from the .exe as administrator and comparability mode, but that was of no use.

I am not sure if it will be of any use, but where is a summary of the hardware in my computer.

AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor 2.20 GHz
4,00 GB RAM
32 bits Windows 7 (service pack 1)
ATI Radeon 2600 Pro video card

Sorry to be of any trouble, but I hope you are able to help me.
If you need any more information concerning the problem, I will be happy to give it.


Yours faithfully,

Michael Steen
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    DjNDB Moderator
    Do you by any chance have LUA for windows installed?
    It creates an environment variable named LUA_PATH, which interferes with Poker Night in a way that looks like what you describe.
  • I have an alienware with the requirements to run this game.
    when i launch it from m=y steam library, my screen flashes from black to light gray twice, then it force closes.
    I really want to play this game and get the tf2 items as well so please help.
  • I have also just bought and installed this game on my PC and it will not open. I get a "Preparing to launch Poker night at the inventory" and then that box goes away and nothing. I have tried to run this program from the folder as an Admin. I have tried to uninstall and re install. Help!

    Windows 8 pro 64bit
    I5 sandy bridge
    8GB 1600 ram
    6870 HD graphics
    1TB HD
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    DjNDB Moderator
    Goldeye;752491 said:
    I have also just bought and installed this game on my PC and it will not open. I get a "Preparing to launch Poker night at the inventory" and then that box goes away and nothing. I have tried to run this program from the folder as an Admin. I have tried to uninstall and re install. Help!

    Windows 8 pro 64bit
    I5 sandy bridge
    8GB 1600 ram
    6870 HD graphics
    1TB HD
    It could just be a windows 8 issue, because TTG's games don't support Windows 8 (yet).
    Nevertheless i recommend trying some of the suggestions from this page's section "4# Poker Night at Inventory Doesn’t Launch – Can’t Start".
  • I cannot find the file that we are suppose to delete.
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    DjNDB Moderator
    I just did a quick with the TTG Store version in my Win8 VM, and it worked. So it's not necessarily a general Win8 problem.

    Where did you buy Poker night?
  • on steam... can you copy the directory that you found taht file at?
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    DjNDB Moderator
    I don't have the srcds_run. You can try running in compatibility modes and as admin, or other suggestions from the site.
    I don't have anything else i can suggest you at the moment.
  • What do you mean when you say " Win8 VM" what does the VM stand for?
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    DjNDB Moderator
    Goldeye;760357 said:
    What do you mean when you say " Win8 VM" what does the VM stand for?
    VM stands for Virtual Machine. I have some Windows installations in VMWare Player for test purposes.
    Poker night does run really slow in any VM though.
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