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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

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

Seamlessly Launch Steam Big Picture Mode From XBMC (Kodi)

Update:

These instrustions to launch Steam big picture mode from XBMC do not work for Kodi, the DO still work for XBMC 13.2 and older. Please visit my resource here to launch Steam from Kodi.

There are many ways to launch Steam Big Picture Mode from XBMC (Kodi) including Angelscry’s versatile Advanced Launcher, but there is another, more efficient, way to seamlessly launch Steam Big Picture Mode from XBMC (Kodi).

Below are the steps to easily launch Steam Big Picture Mode from XBMC (Kodi)

If you are familiar with XBMC (Kodi) then this is low hanging fruit. I want … Read More