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Error 51 Game won't start

Post by stevie-ji » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:27 pm

DxDiag file attached.

The game is in my Steam library. Integrity of game files has been verified. I get the error 51 message as soon as I click start.

Hope you can help - let me know if you need any further info.
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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by VPaulus » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 am

That's a Steam error not an error caused by the game itself.

Please try the suggestions offered in the link below:
https://appuals.com/fix-error-code-51-g ... -on-steam/

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by stevie-ji » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:34 am

What possible reason could there be that this is the only game affected by this 'steam error'?

I'm familiar with the generic solutions offered in your link. The only one which (in my opinion) could possibly be applicable is "Solution 3: Installing DirectX and Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Manually". I've never had to do this for any other game - it's something that I would expect to see happening automatically, as part of the initial installation.

Have you reached your conclusion based on an examination of the DxDiag file, or is this just a pro-forma response?

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by SgtRolfSteiner » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:07 pm

Hi

Am getting this same error 51 message but have not had problems before using/launching game ?

Also note that Steam tech support pages refer users to this forum !

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by VPaulus » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:25 pm

stevie-ji wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:34 am
Have you reached your conclusion based on an examination of the DxDiag file, or is this just a pro-forma response?
The Dxdiag doesn't help regarding these type of Steam issues. That's a generic Steam issue and as far as I know it can happen with any game on Steam.

I can offer an extra suggestion, verify if your Steam client is updated.

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by stevie-ji » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:08 pm

VPaulus wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:25 pm
The Dxdiag doesn't help regarding these type of Steam issues. That's a generic Steam issue and as far as I know it can happen with any game on Steam.

I can offer an extra suggestion, verify if your Steam client is updated.
My humble apologies - I won't bore you with the details of what led me to rule it out, but the problem was with my isp's security software. Previous post deleted as irrelevant and just plain wrong.

Solution was simply to create an exception for the game app, @SgtRolfSteiner

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by VPaulus » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:29 pm

No need for apologies, stevie-ji. :)
I'm happy to know that you've sorted it out. :D
I believe that most of the times this error is caused by security software.
Thanks for reporting back.

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by SgtRolfSteiner » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:52 pm

Hi

If only I knew how to set up an exception for the game in my Security files which as far as I know are unchanged since FOG was working previously ?? :cry:

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by VPaulus » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:02 am

What's your anti-virus and firewall?

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by SgtRolfSteiner » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:27 pm

Its definitely my AV as when I switched it off FOG worked.

Its TalkTalkSupersafe

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by VPaulus » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:46 am

I'm sorry but unfortunately I can't help you with TalkTalkSupersafe. I'm not familiar with that Internet security program.
You should contact them and ask how to create exception rules.

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by SgtRolfSteiner » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:22 pm

Hi VP

Have checked Help files and think I know what to do but cant find which file to Unblock within the Steam Folder any ideas which files/s refer to FOGII ??

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by VPaulus » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:14 pm

You should exclude the game's installation folder if you can.
Regarding individual files, I'd say all the exe files, "FIELDOFGLORY2.EXE" and "autorun.exe".

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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:22 pm

VPaulus wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:14 pm
You should exclude the folder if you can.
Regarding individual files, I'd say all the exe files, "FIELDOFGLORY2.EXE" and "autorun.exe".
And also /Documents/My Games/FieldOfGlory2

Otherwise your options and game saves may not save correctly
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Re: Error 51 Game won't start

Post by SgtRolfSteiner » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:11 am

I excluded the Steam.exe itself and that seems to have sorted it :-)

Ta for help

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