So I bought Sacred 2 Gold about a year ago on Steam and installed it. Never been able to get it to run. I have followed all the suggestions on Steam to no avail. Have spent days trying to get it to run with no luck.
Things I have tried:
Given admin permission to all S2G exe's as well as all of Steams exe's. (This seemed to work for most, didn't work for me.)
Apparently when you install via steam it is *supposed* to run a batch file (VDF) called 'installscript'. Someone said it was a bug and that was not run, thus the issue. So I would have to manually run it by going in and running the DirectX, PhysX, and VC executables. Which I did, and it said I had later versions and exited out. Now some said their version of S2G worked after they did this even if they had a better version installed. I was not so lucky.
What happens is the same thing no matter how I try to start the game; from Steam's "Play" button, via the installed icon, or the executable in the directory:
Screen goes black for about 5 seconds while it tries to get the game going. Error "Bing" happens, Screen Pops back to Desktop with a tiny window with the following:
graphicscard:[NVDIA GeForce GT 330M ]
InputReader initialize failed
So. Any help besides the obvious buy a new computer would be greatly appreciated. This is the only game I have never been able to get to run on m Windows side of the Mac. Driving me a bit nuts.