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Thomé Nov 10, 2012 @ 7:53am
Not starting on windows 8
I just bought the game on steam and it dosnt start, even on compatibility mode, already verified the files and its ok, any ideas?
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Thomé Nov 10, 2012 @ 8:04am 
and now it dosnt even re-download.... when i try it just auto complete without any files.... and keep saing that the game integrity is ok
savoyboy Nov 22, 2012 @ 11:28pm 
Yeah, I've just upgraded to Windows 8 and now I can't start up Nuclear Dawn anymore. Hitting the play button just quickly flashes up the dialog that says "Preparing to launch Nuclear Dawn", and then it disappears. Anybody have any answers?
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balek jae Nov 23, 2012 @ 12:07am 
i would take this to the IW forums, it could just be that it's not compatible with windows 8 considering it's a brand new system.
psychonic  [developer] Nov 23, 2012 @ 6:05am 
I don't see any reason offhand why it wouldn't be able to launch on Win8 when other Steam and Source games can, but I won't have a test rig set up for it for another couple of days.

If this is occurring even after using Steam's Verify Integrity of Game Cache, look in your Nuclear Dawn folder (STEAMINSTALLDIR/steamapps/common/nuclear dawn/) to see if there are any crash dump (dmp) files from the game maybe just immediately crashing on start. Feel free to email these to me directly,
TheHoff  Nov 23, 2012 @ 6:13am 
You might want to change your OS, I heard win8 was totally not intended for gaming.
Thomé Nov 23, 2012 @ 9:10pm 
That, "totally not intended for gaming" is just a misinterpretation based on an argument of Gabe Newell about his thought on the "windows store" sistem, not about the OS per se, anyway, I already fixed the Integrity problem, but the game still refuses to launch. I do belive its an software incompability issues actualy, but just because its a NEW OS, not because its the vile Win 8.
Thomé Nov 23, 2012 @ 9:12pm 
and btw, downgrading is never a good answer to OS's. its like saying use win XP instead of win 7 for just a single program
Spazzo Nov 23, 2012 @ 9:22pm 
Were there any crash dumps?
And something that would be worth checking if possible, does L4D2 work fine? As ND is based off of L4D2's engine branch.
TheHoff  Nov 23, 2012 @ 10:11pm 
Thanks for the insight, I would never have known if you hadn't explained.

But still, I try to stay clear of new OS for a short time after they're out since some compatibility problems occur with some programs (including games) I use.
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