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euphoria Aug 13, 2013 @ 1:49pm
Game does not start. Any clues ?
Hi all, I'm one of the (large) number of people for whom this game simply does not run.

It never even reaches the title screen, just leaves a ghost process eating 50% of the CPU and leaking 600k of memory every second untilit fills the machine and crashes.

So far there have been no solutions beyond "have you tried re-installing it ?" offered by either Valve or Remedy games.

Even the best game isn't worth buying if it won't run.
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euphoria Aug 14, 2013 @ 5:13pm 
Fired up the VC debugger and attached to the pre-install process.
All manner of errors regarding missing service pack data.

Shut down steam.
Set steam into Win95 compatibility mode.
Ran steam.
Shut down steam

Rebooted.

Set Steam into normal compatibility mode
Ran Steam.

Ran Alan wake.
Game fired up smoothly.

Windows. Why do you taunt me so!
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Date Posted: Aug 13, 2013 @ 1:49pm
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