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Old February 16th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #11
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Had the same issue, did the "verify integrity of game cache" in steam, downloaded 11.4mb file and it's good now.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 05:12 AM   #12
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Had the same issue, did the "verify integrity of game cache" in steam, downloaded 11.4mb file and it's good now.
Nice fix mate! Worked a treat. Thanks! =]
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Old February 17th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #13
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Nice fix mate! Worked a treat. Thanks! =]
You're welcome! Glad it worked out for you.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #14
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this did not fix this issue for me
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Old February 18th, 2013, 05:24 AM   #15
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Me neither
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Old February 18th, 2013, 01:25 PM   #16
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Delete steam folder except for the exe and the steamapps folder, then start steam, it downloads missing files. Then delete A:CM in steam and delete it's mygames-folder under user/documents/mygames. Then DOWNLOAD the game from steam (i tried re-install from DVD and had NO luck) and play in whatever language you like and without the 'app already running' bug. Worked for me after everything alese did not work (reinstall from dvd, language change, restarting, deleting steam appcach-folder, reinstalling directx9). hope this helps!

Ah and besides that. Steam support does NOT response LOL

Edit: In order to be better save than sorry: delete A:CM BEFORE deleting the said files...! Just some advice which maybe turns out to be the wiser course of action
Edit2: due to me always forgetting to look here for 1-2 days: pm me in case of questions
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Old February 18th, 2013, 03:10 PM   #17
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It appears we are going to have to wait for Gearbox to "discover" the bug and fix it for us. Everything else I've tried (restore the game, verify the game cache) has not worked.

I think a previous poster has it exactly right, the game is not exiting properly and Steam thinks the game is still running after it exits. I can restart the game just fine, but every time I quit the game I get this error message.

It is odder than h*** that Steam says the game is already running when we exit the game.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 03:19 PM   #18
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just do it as i said...
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Old February 19th, 2013, 04:08 PM   #19
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just do it as i said...
As I said, I already tried your solution and it did not fix the problem. It would be best for you to allow us to find a real solution rather than re-iterating a solution that is not working for all of us.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 05:49 AM   #20
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Ah, well MacTommyGun's did work...

Until I rebooted my PC, and now it's back!
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