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Conquer the Caribbean: Port Royale 4 Announced

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Kalypso Media has announced Port Royale 4 (Kalypso Shop | Steam), an all-new entry in its much-loved seafaring trading sim series, financially supported by ‘Film und Medienstiftung NRW’ and developed by Gaming Minds Studios (Railway Empire, Patrician) for release in Q4 2020 on Windows PC, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
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Online and Operational: Spacebase Startopia Revealed

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New space station management sim announced at gamescom 2019
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Pyro Studios Remasters Emerge at gamescom 2019

Kalypso Media has today released the first full trailers for Commandos 2 - HD Remaster and Praetorians - HD Remaster. Developed by Yippee Entertainment and Torus Games respectively, these two classic strategy titles will arrive on modern platforms in 2019 with enhanced controls and updated graphics.
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Closed Beta available now for Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars

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Error while attempting to start Tropico 6 Beta (GlobalShaderCache-PCD3d_SM4.bin missing)

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    Error while attempting to start Tropico 6 Beta (GlobalShaderCache-PCD3d_SM4.bin missing)

    I can install and verify game files via Steam without an issue. The problem occurs when I click 'Play', Steam thinks for a minute and even shows the small initial splash screen off the Tropican president but then gives me an error. (screen shot attached)

    Something along the lines of "Error message is something along the lines of missing GlobalShaderCache-PCD3d_SM4.bin and that my app is built to load cooked content, no cooked content found..." I looked it up and interestingly enough found some people having this issue with PUBG and there are some backward ways to fix it like emulating another version of directx but none seem relevant to me imo, not sure though.

    I'm on a clean installation of Windows 10 with DirectX 12 installed and more than happy to give some more info if anyone from the beta team is available


    Hi troubleintropico,
    have you installed the latest update, we have released last week Thursday and the accompanied hotfix last week Friday?
    If not, please download and install those and have a try again.
    Additionally, it is always useful, when sharing your system specs, such as OS+bit, CPU, GPU and RAM to get this sorted properly.



      I am also facing the same issue on my Windows 10. The main issue is Windows 10 Preparing Automatic Repair Error. If you have any solution please share.
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        Hi everybody,
        please run this official tool from Microsoft:

        It will repair Windows-installations/-drivers/-archives that might be broken and corrupted.
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