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Davey Boy
26-05-2009, 15:46
I recently had to re-install my windows xp and when i went to install Football Manager '09 and Steam everything went fine but now Football Manager '09 won't launch. So i tried to un-install Steam and start again but i get this message:

Error 1306. Another application has exclusive access to
the file 'C:\Program
Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\platform.gcf'. Please
shut down all other applications, than click Retry.

what's wrong? can anyone help?
it's hell not being able to play :(

26-05-2009, 15:47
Look in the technical forum. There are lots of answers in there :thup:

Glenn Wakeford
26-05-2009, 15:49
This is a Steam problem so I doubt many people will be able to help you here, you're best off looking at Steam help or asking them.

26-05-2009, 22:32
i can help wen you uninstalled it did you reboot your system? BEFORE trying to reinstall again?

try this it should fix your problems :

reboot your system erase steam folder and do this


26-05-2009, 23:28
SI need to find another way other than Steam.

26-05-2009, 23:41
SI need to find another way other than Steam.

gtfo seriously if you cant help don't post non-sense
steam works and these is a minor issue probably because the OP didn't reboot after removing it

27-05-2009, 12:55
Steam is optional. Let's not turn this into another debate about Steam please :thup:

27-05-2009, 13:07
em..do you still have steam running while attempting to uninstall? Quit the application first. BTW: you can only delete FM from within steam and then try to download it again. No need to remove steam first.

and yes steam is a pain in the ass but its still better than uniloc. Both are far worse than what we had in the good old days. Hopefully SI has learned that it doesnt help them prevent piracy in any way and since its a seasonal game they dont really benefit much from preventing the second hand market which is the main goal of DRM.

27-05-2009, 13:17
SI need to find another way other than Steam.

They have: buy it from a shop/Amazon/etc.

27-05-2009, 13:21
They have: buy it from a shop/Amazon/etc.

Unless you also buy a mac you are still forced to use DRM.

27-05-2009, 15:46
still waiting for the op response