Thanks, i've uninstalled the game and i'm currently reinstalling it. I did try the restart steam and laptop one because like i say i tried it yesterday and tried it today. How do you verify game cache however?
Tried by going to program files and "windows can not access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the file"... this has made it even more annoying now.
try right clicking on the game title in steam library, then properties(bottom) then click on the local files tab the verify integrity of game cache. It should work once this has loaded. I have to do this EVERY time I want to play it!
If you are missing executables, you are missing the .exe file, whether it is fm.exe or steam itself. That's probably your antivirus or fierwall acting up. I suggest opening your AV and/or firewall and allowing either steam or fm.exe...
then verify game cache again through steam as to download missing files/updates that you were missing
Still doesn't work? Try going to your Program Files>Steam and rename the "appcache" folder to "appcache_bak" and restart steam (log in and log out) and verify cache.