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Failed to Start Game with Shared Content Please Update These Games First Steam Error

We all love games and we all love Steam. Every once in a while, we receive errors that drive us crazy such as the Failed to start game with shared content. Please update these games first:

Failed to Start Game with Shared Content Please Update These Games First Steam Error

 

This stupid “failed to start game with shared content. Please update these games first:” error can happen for any number of games. Often times, you’ll find this associated with the Call of Duty series. I most recently had this happen with Advanced Warfare.

The fix that works for me every time is to verify the integrity of the game cache:

How to Fix

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Launch Steam From Kodi

Launch Steam From KodiThese instructions to launch Steam from Kodi are an update to my instructions to launch Steam from XBMC. Those instructions still work for XBMC, but Kodi is different. As with everything, there are multiple ways to accomplish a single task; the same is true when looking to launch Steam from Kodi. I will touch on both methods for launching Steam from Kodi. This launches Steam in Big Picture Mode.

The first method to launch Steam from Kodi will require us to add the source for Total XBMC. The reasoning is to install an addon installer addon. This is likely the … Read More

Best XBMC (Kodi) Program Add Ons

This is a list of the best XBMC (Kodi) program add ons based on my humble opinion and extended experience with XBMC (Kodi). Please note that this is not a top list of add ons in general, so you will not find video or music add ons in this list of best XBMC (Kodi) program add ons.

I must preface this with two facts: this list is subjective and I surely haven’t tried every program add on. Not yet, anyway. The best XBMC (Kodi) program add ons are ones that help add to the experience I have with Kodi on … Read More

Host Steam Library From Different Drives

These instructions cover Windows machines In many common instances, you will have multiple drives in your machine and will need to host Steam library from different drives. Fortunately, this is an easy task. Unfortunately, it’s not well documented. That’s why I thought I’d quickly lay out how to host Steam library from different drives.

Host Steam Library From Different Drives

If you already have your files saved to one drive then you need to skip to the section on migrating Steam game to different drive. If your Steam files are new or starting over then to host Steam library … Read More

DirectX Encountered an Unrecoverable Error – Advanced Warfare

This DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error fix for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and Ghosts is really more of a workaround than a true fix, but it will make this game completely playable.

I’m certain there isn’t anyone reading this that’s uninitiated with the DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error, but as a quick overview this error fires on compatible machines with compatible software and completely prevents these titles from opening. The “DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error” is a bug. An annoying bug.

 

DirectX Encountered an Unrecoverable Error - Advanced Warfare

 

If you’re like me, the above error brings pain and frustration. I first want to isolate … Read More