Problem with Counter Strike Source

By Steve Gunn
Jan 19, 2008
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  1. Hello can anyone help?

    Everytime I go to play it starts to load normally, then refreshes to my normal computer desktop and this pops up: Platform Error: Module Failed to Intialize.

    Can anyone explain and tell me how I can Fix this.

    I'm seriously considering just re-installing it.

    Any other solutions?
  2. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Try turning off using Steam Community in game. It should be under preferences.

    Also, is it a mod, or just CS:S?
  3. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Its just regular CS:S
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,419   +217

    I could be wrong but platform error sounds like it is referring to the Steam platform. You could try uninstalling Steam and reinstalling it and, of course, let it update.
  5. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 92

    It did update, but that still shows up..
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,419   +217

    Did this happen suddenly after working fine for awhile? Did you do anything or install anything around the time the problem appeared?
  7. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Yea it just suddenly happen, I was in the middle of a game at the time. Nope.
  8. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    You could try locating the client.blob file and deleting it and loading steam back up. IDK if this will fix it, but it may.
  9. sledgus

    sledgus Newcomer, in training Posts: 150

    I think you have a cracked CS Source don't you?
  10. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Nope, Store Bought.
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,419   +217

    At some point it will be just easier to try reinstalling it. It will take awhile due to the updates from Steam but simpler.
     
  12. sledgus

    sledgus Newcomer, in training Posts: 150

    OK, i've heard of that problem happening with cracked versions of CS, where the person was putting the files into the wrong folder etc. I agree it will be much easier to just re-install it, especially if you've purchased it on CD.
  13. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Ok.............
  14. bombatwist

    bombatwist Newcomer, in training

    reinstalling should help fix it.
  15. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Alright Cool....But this is the second time it's happened....how can I prevent it from happening over and over and over..?
  16. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,419   +217

    Try posting your PC specifications. Maybe there is a weakness or problem area someone might see.
  17. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Do you install anything just before it does it?
  18. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 92

    No, I didn't
  19. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    But you were ingame when it happened? I know from personal experience that it's possible for a server admin to "keyboard hack" a player. I don't know if it's possible to make the game crash anytime it's started but making the game completely unplayable is a definate possibility. I'd try doing what mopar man said to do first

    "You could try locating the client.blob file and deleting it and loading steam back up. IDK if this will fix it, but it may."

    If you have been keyboard hacked then that willl clear it up.

    According to this thread all you need to do is reinstall steam and the problem will be fixed.
  20. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Ok, what file would it usually be in?
  21. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    C:\Program Files\Steam\clientregistry.blob
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