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

1) Right click on the offending game in your game library and click properties:

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

2) On the “Local Files” tab click “verify integrity of game cache:

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

After a lengthy wait your “Failed to Start Game with Shared Content Please Update These Games First Steam Error” should be fixed.

Backup Options to Fix the Failed to Start Game with Shared Content Please Update These Games First Steam Error

Verifying the integrity of the game data has worked for me in every instance, but if this fails to work I recommend trying to do the standard troubleshooting:

  • Make sure the specified game is up to date. If this is a two part game such as Call of Duty then make sure both are up to date even if it’s not the file you’re launching.
  • If this is a two part game such as Call of Duty, make sure you keep the single player in your library. Also, verify the integrity of both games if this doesn’t work on one.
  • In the properties menu under the “updates” tab make sure it’s set to “always keep this game up to date”
  • If all else fails, delete your local files and re-download from Steam cloud

That’s how to fix the Failed to start game with shared content. Please update these games first steam error.

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