SOLVED! Lost Planet 2 Not Launching

Regarding Lost Planet 2 not launching, Games for Windows Live is the leading cause and the best solution is to run gfwlivesetup.exe in the Lost Planet 2 folder.  Depending on the situation, you should also consider verifying integrity of game files, uninstalling and reinstalling the game, etc. Not exactly tech-savvy and could use some help to carry out the solutions? In that case, you have come to the right place. (Valium)  

Lost Planet 2 Won’t Launch: Suspects

In case you don’t know, while it’s obsolete nowadays, Games for Windows Live used to distribute many titles including Lost Planet 2. To play Lost Planet 2, you must have Games for Windows Live on your computer and set it up in advance. If Games for Windows Live is absent, it’s only natural that Lost Planet 2 won’t launch. Also, you should have a hard time getting the game to launch if its game files become corrupted, go missing, …

How To Get Lost Planet 2 To Launch

Run gfwlivesetup.exe

  • Step 1: Go to the game folder (C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common/Lost Planet 2). 
  • Step 2: Locate gfwlivesetup.exe, right-click it and pick Run as administrator.
  • Step 3: Follow onscreen instructions but remember to uncheck the top and bottom boxes in the last window.
  • Step 4: After the process finishes, restart your computer. 
  • Step 5: Launch Lost Planet 2 then determine whether the issue persists. 

Note: On occasions, you have to manually install Games for Windows Live. To do so, go through the steps down below:

  • Step 1: Create an Xbox account if you don’t have one. 
  • Step 2: Download and install gfwlclient.msi (link) and xliveredist.msi (link). 
  • Step 3: Launch Lost Planet 2 then sign in to your Xbox account.
  • Step 4: Allow Games for Windows Live to update and restart once prompted. 
  • Step 5: Sign in again, wait for the game to be updated and restart one more time. 
  • Step 6: Enjoy Lost Planet 2 to the fullest. 

Verify Integrity Of Game Files

  • Step 1: Open Steam, sign into your account and go to Library. 
  • Step 2: Locate Lost Planet 2, right-click it and pick Properties.
  • Step 3: Choose Local Files tab then select Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • Step 4: When the verification wraps up, launch Lost Planet 2 and witness the result. 

Uninstall And Reinstall 

  • Step 1: Open Steam, sign into your account and go to Library. 
  • Step 2: Locate Lost Planet 2, right-click it, hover your mouse over Manage and pick Uninstall.
  • Step 3: Hit Uninstall to confirm your action then restart your computer following the conclusion of the uninstallation. 
  • Step 4: Open Steam, search for Lost Planet 2 and reinstall it. 

Lost Planet 2 Q&A

What is Games for Windows Live? 

It is an online gaming service developed for PCs whose mission is to connect to Microsoft’s Live service. 

Does Games for Windows Live service still work? 

Microsoft discontinued Games for Windows Live in 2014. You still need Games for Windows Live to play some old games though. 

Is it possible to run Games for Windows Live on Windows 10? 

Games for Windows Live was originally developed for Windows XP, Vista and 7. That being said, Games for Windows Live still runs on Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and 11. 

Is there a story in Lost Planet 2? 

Lost Planet 2 is divided into 6 separate episodes and each one contains its own story as well as hero. There is a connection between the episodes which is apparent at the end of the game. 

How old is Lost Planet 2? 

Released on April 28, 2010, Lost Planet 2 is now more than 12 years old. 

Is Lost Planet 2 available on PS4? 

No, it isn’t. The game is only available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and BlackBerry. 

How many Lost Planet games are there? 

Until now, the Lost Planet series consists of three main games: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Lost Planet 2 and Lost Planet 3. A spin-off, E.X. Troopers, exists too. 

What is the ending of Lost Planet 2? 

In the game’s ending, Mercenaries and Ex-NEVEC troops fly away in a VS helicopter while an Unidentified Flying Akrid passes by. 

What does NEVEC stand for in the Lost Planet series? 

NEVEC or NEo VEnus Construction is a huge military and scientific faction located on E.D.N. III. At first, it was just a colonel military force used to maintain order but NEVEC became more and more tyrannical with its rules. That forces the Snow Pirates to get into a fight. 

Are installments in the Lost Planet series linked to each other? 

Yes, they are. If you like to play all Lost Planet games, you should do so in order: Lost Planet 3, Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions and Lost Planet 2. 

How long is the gap between the story of Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions and Lost Planet 2? 

The events in Lost Planet 2 take place 10 years after Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions but everything still happens on the same planet. 

Some Helpful Tips And Tricks

  • To eject enemies from turrets, take out long-range weapons and go for headshots.
  • Compared to standing, crouching lets you throw grenades faster. 
  • Land melee attacks to stun enemies. 
  • Learn to time your rolls since you are invulnerable in the first half of the animation. 

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