Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

Crashbanito Nov 13, 2012 @ 8:31pm
Sound Crash On Windows 8
I've noticed a problem with this and several other Vlambeer games that use really low bit sound clips and music. It appears that Windows 8 must have dropped support as games will crash if certain sound effects are played. I've messed with Game Maker and I can prove that games will crash when true 8-bit sound effects are played (at least as far as Game Maker games are concerned).
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Mindeye[derExperte] Nov 19, 2012 @ 1:28pm 
Yeah, Hotline Miami has the same problem. That will be fixed eventually but I don't think we can expect solutions for every indie titel that is affected so let's hope for a general W8 patch.
Last edited by Mindeye[derExperte]; Nov 19, 2012 @ 1:28pm
co5oos Nov 28, 2012 @ 7:29am 
i have the same problem
Hawk Dec 9, 2012 @ 9:16pm 
Yeah I have the same problem, game runs fine until the new enemies come in on the 4th or 5th battle then killing one plays no sound and crashes the game. Hope this is fixed soon :)
marcopete Dec 20, 2012 @ 10:37am 
Windows 8 64 bit always crash
TZer0 Dec 25, 2012 @ 6:09am 
Same here. Win 8 64 bit - crash in the exact same spot.
Nocche93 Dec 27, 2012 @ 4:15am 
This game was made with Game Maker 7/8/8.1, and Windows 8 does not completely support Game Maker games made with previous versions from Game Maker Studio.
W4rl0rd Dec 29, 2012 @ 6:03am 
same problem here, my game crash when an enemy touches me
Titoncio Jan 7, 2013 @ 3:15am 
Maybe the game have not fully support to Windows 8. We only can cry :(
Last edited by Titoncio; Jan 7, 2013 @ 3:15am
L0cke89 Feb 21, 2013 @ 3:46pm 
Still not fixed. Really wanted to play it. Somebody know if at least the other games in the series run normal on win8?
Thot Feb 24, 2013 @ 8:45am 
Played Serious Sam First and Second Encounter Classic, Serious Sam 2 and Serious Sam 3 (plus Jewel of Nile) so far and it worked fine on Windows 8.
And i can confirm the problems with this title (Serious Sam Random Encounter) too. Didn't try the other titles yet though.
Azure_Death (Rinkashimimo) Feb 24, 2013 @ 6:24pm 
Isn't there any fix for this problem? I'm having the same issue with Vlambeer games and the recently acquired games at HB Mojam 2 :\
Ol' Master Ninja Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:24pm 
God dammit, I just bought this crap, Serious Sam Random Encounter, and it freaking crashed after playing a few rounds. . . HELP @_@
After reading the forum, I DON'T THINK THIS WORKS ON WINDOWS 8!?
♥Neko_Mao♥ Mar 3, 2013 @ 3:33am 
i know how u feal oi master ninja
Dirty Johnny Mar 3, 2013 @ 8:02am 
has someone tried all the compatibility modes?
eyethree Mar 3, 2013 @ 12:16pm 
Let me preface this by stating that this fix seems utterly bizarre, but it worked for me:
I switched it to run in Windows 7 Compatibility mode, turned off the Steam in-game overlay, deleted my game file (although I had nothing to begin with), switched to windowed mode and did a speed run through the first area just to be past the boss.

Everything is still running fine and no crashes yet.
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