Natural Selection crashed upon starting

fabstr1fabstr1 n/a Join Date: 2019-10-14 Member: 255027Members Posts: 2 Fully active user
edited October 2019 in Tech Support
the problem started approximately 1 week ago, when Natural Selection 1 (not the new version natural selection 2 ) crashed upon starting. When I start the game, the screen freezes then I get the message "the half life launcher has stopped working", then the game crashes out to the desktop. This issue happens when I try to start the game.

I have tried to,

1) verifying my half life files, as stated in Steam support guidelines. But Natural Selection don't have this option.

2) Updating my graphic drivers

3) Uninstalling and reinstalling the game

Now i'm out of options. What should I do to fix this issue ?


The text is in Swedish which translates as "the half life launcher has stopped working".



  • narfblatnarfblat Utah, USA Join Date: 2016-05-15 Member: 216799Members, Forum Moderators, Forum staff Posts: 655 mod
    Does plain old Half-life work on this computer?
    Subnautica stuff:
    For updates on Console progress for both Subnautica and Below Zero, check the favro page, here.
    How to clear your Cache, by 0x6A7232.
    How to use console commands.
    Stuck, and just want to most recent base/Cyclops? Use "Warpme" command. Want to get out of the ceiling? Press F1 and note your camera postion. First number is North/South, second number is up/down, and third is East/West. Reduce the 2nd number by 10, then use "warp x y z" (where x, y, and z are the position you want to be).
  • BacsuBacsu Join Date: 2007-02-28 Member: 60148Members Posts: 45 Advanced user
    the original NS used a older HL SDK. The first time the Steampipe update caused problems with NS. Looks like the latest HL update is the reason for the crash of NS. There is a community release at github.
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