ikkuranus Dec 25, 2012 @ 7:43pm
Won't start in windows 8
When launching the game I get the error: failed to start game(unknown error)
I have installed the correct vc++ and even tried compatibility mode and it just wont start.
If anyone has a workaround short of dual booting I would appreciate it.

nevermind apparently the 64bit os still requires the 32bit vc++
Last edited by ikkuranus; Dec 25, 2012 @ 9:16pm
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PillowPants Dec 26, 2012 @ 1:29pm 
Hey i think i'm having the same issue but with windows 7 64 bit anyway you can help me?
Last edited by PillowPants; Dec 26, 2012 @ 1:29pm
PillowPants Dec 26, 2012 @ 1:29pm 
if so that'd be awesome
pannkaka Jan 4, 2013 @ 10:06am 
im having the same problem too hope somone can help us soon
Madeline the Derp Jan 4, 2013 @ 3:06pm 
Maybe 'cause windows 8 sucks ♥♥♥.
Juss sayin.
Span_Wolf Jan 6, 2013 @ 1:23pm 
Bought the game the moment it came out. Finally installed it this morning and it won't start for me either on Windows 7 64 bit. Steam thinks the game is running and the play timer is going up, but there is nothing. I don't even get the launcher.
Last edited by Span_Wolf; Jan 6, 2013 @ 1:24pm
DeadWire Jan 12, 2013 @ 10:55pm 
Originally posted by Phillip:
Maybe 'cause windows 8 sucks ♥♥♥.
Juss sayin.
Yes it sucks ♥♥♥ because its basically a lighter more secure version Windows7, runs 99% of software 7 can and has better FPS in most games....just sayin'
DeadWire Jan 12, 2013 @ 10:57pm 
As for the the game, it runs fine on my rig with WIn8 Pro.....perhaps you should verify your game cache
EagleOfFreedom Apr 15, 2013 @ 9:43am 
i have the same problem. The game start, shows the "Oddworld Inhabitants" Screen and then it is Blackscreen and an Error comes :" Game Application doesn`t work". My PC is a Win8 Pc 64 bit. Help please!!!
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