XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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Paul Porter Oct 26, 2012 @ 6:05pm
XCOM will not load
I just bought XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Sream, but it will not load. I am using Windows 8. Anyone else have such an issue? Anyone know a fix?
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demitrisln Oct 26, 2012 @ 6:37pm 
open up xcom it wont open try it again should say its runiing. hit control alt delete open task manager click more details go down to xcom right click properties g o one of the tabs that say combatibilty check the box and go to windwos 7 apply, end that xcom task and try again.... worked for me
Komickaazee Oct 26, 2012 @ 6:37pm 
I have Windows 8 also and the same problem.....doesn't load.
demitrisln Oct 26, 2012 @ 6:39pm 
try above
JesterYork Oct 26, 2012 @ 7:00pm 
When i start xcom it says that it stopped working.Can you help me?
Paul Porter Oct 26, 2012 @ 7:19pm 
Tried the suggestion above, XCOM doesn't show it is running. Even when I try starting it again with task manager open, it does not seem to ever start.
Paul Porter Oct 26, 2012 @ 7:20pm 
I have the same issue with Civ V since I updated to Windows 8
demitrisln Oct 26, 2012 @ 8:54pm 
paul are you hitting more details? it wont show up in the fewer details. if you open it and wait 10secs and try again does steam say it is already running???
[E] Caladus Oct 26, 2012 @ 8:59pm 
Originally posted by xBODxGHOST:
When i start xcom it says that it stopped working.Can you help me?

Start your own thread.
Sean Oct 27, 2012 @ 4:31am 
Same issue here. Seems to be the only recent purchase I'm having trouble launching too. Steam shows me as in-game, I can't do anything else in Steam unless I close Steam or the XCOM process through Task Manager.
maci78 Oct 27, 2012 @ 4:35am 
I have the same issue. Now i'm downloading once again xcom... I can't start game. Just short info. XCOM is going to start... and notning.
bedriven Oct 27, 2012 @ 4:45am 
im using WIN 7 and got the similar problem. Moreover, I played about 6 hrs and got the problem again. SAD
yeah w7, intro's play then crashes game already playing. SOOO. frustrating
bedriven Oct 27, 2012 @ 9:37am 
Originally posted by paulstephenson1306:
yeah w7, intro's play then crashes game already playing. SOOO. frustrating

Wanna play but cannot. Strange feelings ;)
PHAZFREQ Nov 17, 2012 @ 1:00pm 

Figured it out,
1) Re-run the DXSETUP in ":\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\XCom-Enemy-Unknown\DirectX\DXSetup.exe"

2) TEST, if does not work than go to 3

3) Set the WINDOWS compatibility mode on the EXE found here: "\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\XCom-Enemy-Unknown\Binaries\Win32\XComGame.exe"

For compatibility mode, set "Windows 7" and also adjust for "EVERYONE" as well.

Hope that helps but it is not a silver bullet as the problem re surfaced and had to re-fix, kill STEAM, GAME, reboot = rerun "DXSETUP", still need a real fix from STEAM or XCOM
Last edited by PHAZFREQ; Nov 17, 2012 @ 2:14pm
Dirty Chicken Nov 23, 2012 @ 10:14pm 
hey, i just upgraded to win 8 and have the same problem. Tried the solution, and it doesn't work. anyone have any other ideas at what could be the problem?
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Date Posted: Oct 26, 2012 @ 6:05pm
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