Game not loading, can't escape opening scene or change window size

Game mode: N/A - can’t load
Type of issue: Crash | (lack of) Performance | Other
Server type: [SELECT ONE ]N/A - can’t load, in general PVE
Region: N/A - can’t get to a server
Mods?: Yes
Edition: [ Select one: Steam

Bug Description:

Starting on PC from Conan shortcut. The opening scenes for manufacturer, producer, then the initial movie scene - can’t hit Esc to skip; can’t remove from full screen; game won’t load.
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor 3.60 GHz
Was working fine last time I played, which was, sadly, a few months ago.

Installed Mods:

Can’t tell until I get into the game

Steps to Reproduce:

Please provide a step-by-step process of how the bug can be reproduced. Please be as detailed as possible; the more details, the easier it will be for us to find and fix the bug:

  1. Double click shortcut on desktop
  2. Wait…
  3. Hit Esc, Enter, and then random keys on keyboard…
  4. Ctrl-Alt-Del shut 'er down
  5. Repeat
  6. Be brave and post an inquiry to the Clever People
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Hello evasarausa,

I sometimes have an issue like that with steam games that just wont start right after they received an update.

What I do then is:

  1. I right click on the game in the steam library sidebar
  2. Select properties
  3. Click on local files
  4. Choose “verify integrity of game files…”

That normally repairs some damaged or corrupted game files that didn’t download correctly. I recently had to do that twice with conan exiles. I really hope its just that little issue with your game too.

I don’t use any mods, but maybe they cause the issue and there is a way to disable them before starting the game?

I hope this is somewhat helpful :slightly_smiling_face:


Thank you, Vys, that worked! (Note that it takes quite some time to validate all the files, perhaps not surprisingly.)
Thank you!


I’m glad I could help :blush:


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