Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD

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ikkuranus 2012年12月25日下午7:43
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++
最后由 ikkuranus 编辑于; 2012年12月25日下午9:16
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$oap 2013年1月4日上午10:06 
im having the same problem too hope somone can help us soon
rowan ♥ 2013年1月4日下午3:06 
Maybe 'cause windows 8 sucks ♥♥♥.
Juss sayin.
Span_Wolf 2013年1月6日下午1:23 
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.
最后由 Span_Wolf 编辑于; 2013年1月6日下午1:24
DeadWire 2013年1月12日下午10:55 
引用自 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 2013年1月12日下午10:57 
As for the the game, it runs fine on my rig with WIn8 Pro.....perhaps you should verify your game cache
Immanuel Cunt 2013年4月15日上午9:43 
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. My PC is good enough to start it, specs are here:

GTX 770 2 GB VRAM
i5 4670k 3,4-3,9 GHz
8 GB RAM
120 GB SSD Samsung 840 EVO
1TB Western Digital Harddrive
msi z87-g43 mainboard
最后由 Immanuel Cunt 编辑于; 2015年6月4日上午3:56
Mingincat 2015年6月3日下午12:52 
this is hapnneing my girlfirend aswell the game will not start
kyzero72 2015年6月4日下午6:34 
im using windows 7 and it just dies after the company logo
Mr Meech Munchies 2016年9月14日下午2:38 
time to stop using windows then
ikkuranus 2016年9月14日下午9:12 
time to stop using windows then
As much as you want linux to be the primary gaming platform, it simply will never happen. I'm not going to sacrfice performance just to be microsoft free and I'm sure others feel that way as well. So until that days comes when all cream of the crop titles run to their full potential please bug off with the ditch windows or use linux comments.

For the record the problem is that steam don't automatically install the correct libraries for this game and if I remember correctly you don't even get a missing dll error..
最后由 ikkuranus 编辑于; 2016年9月14日下午9:16
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