Dishonored: How to Fix “Corrupt Game Files” Error

You’ve just finished installing Dishonored via Steam and can’t wait to load into the game, when BAM — you’re hit with an error about corrupt game files.

Here’s a fix that may work for you.

To repair the corrupted game files, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click Dishonored in your Steam library
  2. Select “Properties”
  3. Click the “Local Files” tab
  4. Click “Verify Integrity of Game Cache”

That should do it. If it doesn’t, try restarting Steam, restarting your computer, and as a last resort, reinstalling the game.

Let us know if this game cache fix does or does not work for you — if it doesn’t, please explain your situation.

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6 Comments on Dishonored: How to Fix “Corrupt Game Files” Error


On October 9, 2012 at 3:17 am

Thanks! I’d already reinstalled once and was getting slightly frustrated haha


On October 9, 2012 at 7:33 am

I followed your steps and restarted steam and reinstalled the game. I have a ticket with Steam but I would like my answer before the next decade so can I get a hand?


On October 9, 2012 at 7:41 am

Verifying cache did not work, however simply restarting Steam did. Think it has to do with the initial set up files (DirectX, etc) and not the actual game installation, hence why verifying the game cache didn’t work.


On October 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

When I press install on dishonored it comes up with an error saying: we cannot find ‘E:\steamservice.exe’. Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again. Then it says after I press ok on that message: this application requires administrative access to install. Cancelling installation.

Can anyone help me??

CJ Miozzi

On October 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

@Jacob: Try running the relevant applications (Steam) as Administrator. Right-click the file and select “Run as Admin.”


On December 15, 2012 at 6:35 am

what do you mean restart steam lol just asking