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m0sley
9th Jul 2015, 15:48
Hi guys,

I wonder if any of you can help me...

I've been able to play FFVII on Steam with no issues whatsoever until today. Suddenly it just refuses to launch on my desktop for seemingly no reason at all. I click play in Steam and I see FFVII_Launcher.exe*32 appear briefly in my process list and then it just disappears. I don't even see the launcher.

System specs:
i5 3570k @ 4.5Ghz
2x4Gb Kingston Hyper-X @ 1600Mhz
EVGA GTX 780 @ Stock
128Gb SSD
2Tb HDD

OS: Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64bit)

The game is running from my HDD, where my Steam installation is.
I haven't installed any new software or made any changes to my system since the last time the game launched successfully.

I've tried:
Restarting my system
"Verify game cache" in Steam - All files validated successfully
Full reinstall of FFVII including files located in Documents > Square Enix
"Verify game cache" again
MalwareBytes scan - 0 threats found
Running the game on my laptop - it works fine
Streaming the game from my laptop to desktop - it works fine, although a little bit laggy because wifi sucks

If anyone has any suggestions they would be most welcome.

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: CCleaner turned up an invalid firewall entry for FFVII_Launcher.exe. I'm currently reinstalling (again) and then I'll check for firewall issues. I don't think that's the problem, but I'll look into it anyway.

EDIT2: Yeah, that wasn't the issue. Hmm...