So I decided to download The Stanley Parable after seeing it mentioned in an old review video I was watching. I downloaded the zip, extracted it to the steam/steamapps/sourcemods folder, restarted Steam so it would show up, and when I click "play", nothing happens. Literally nothing. There are no new processes starting and getting hung up, I don't get any indication that clicking the button does anything.

Is there a way I can get it to work, or am I just out of luck?

  • Just for the record: A) Do any other Source games start properly? B) Can you check your online status upon clicking play? Does it manage to turn from blue to green at some point?
    – user98085
    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:12
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    Do you have the Source SDK(s) installed? Apr 14, 2013 at 4:44

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I had the same problem, try installing both the source SDK and the source SDK base 2007. That worked for me.

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