Steam library

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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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