Dark Messiah of Might & Magic Single Player
razielstrakes Nov 25, 2013 @ 5:50pm
Can't launch using Windows 8
So. I've been trying to play Dark Messiah, but when I click play, try to launch as admin, launch in compatibility mode, run the fix for Windows 7 (even though I'm running Windows 8) users, everything, it just loads for a second and does nothing. It doesn't even launch and crash. It simply doesn't appear to even try. I get the cursor with a spinning wheel for 2 seconds and then it goes away, nothing else happens. I have tried everything I can, but I can't even get the partial success of having it crash. I have tried launching compatibility in Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP 3, Windows XP, and Windows 7.

Any help would be awesome.
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Kane Nov 27, 2013 @ 10:23am 
I've got exactly the same problem but I didn't find any answer..and I paid 10 euros for this game, Steam really disapointed me on this one...
Sir Mopi Of Swadia Nov 30, 2013 @ 2:32pm 
Originally posted by Kane:
I've got exactly the same problem but I didn't find any answer..and I paid 10 euros for this game, Steam really disapointed me on this one...
How did steam disappoint you? Read the system requirements. Not Windows 8,Vista,or 7 can run it. Don't buy games that your computer can't run. Steam told you thats Windows 8 Can't run it.
Last edited by Sir Mopi Of Swadia; Nov 30, 2013 @ 2:32pm
Kane Nov 30, 2013 @ 5:17pm 
Thanks for your help white knight, you're very useful ! And It wasn't say on the game page, I bought lot of games on steam and never had this problem, so yeah maybe I was too enthusiastic, and now I'll be more suspicious before I'll buy a game but it wasn't clear at all that my computer could run the game...
razielstrakes Nov 30, 2013 @ 8:44pm 
I actually have managed to get it fixed.

Kane, please check your antivirus. After searching through my event viewer application logs I figured out that my antivirus manages the compatibility dlls and it would not allow the program to run. I changed my exceptions in my antivirus and it works perfectly fine now.

Steam has patched it with the fix that allows it to run in the later Windows Lt. Mopi, so you really weren't helping even a little. Lighten up.
Kane Dec 1, 2013 @ 3:22am 
OMG it worked ahaha yeah I love you guy ! =D
Iracundus Dec 31, 2013 @ 8:32am 
So actually there was no problem with windows 8, but only with ethe antivirus?
Kplate Jan 1, 2014 @ 4:57am 
Holy ♥♥♥♥ it worked. Thanks man. Its really weird how windows 8 works with things. Now my anti virus wont open this game when it would open just fine in my old computer same anti virus and all. I have one program that the desk top icon changed and I have no idea why. Cant even find the icon file it changed to on the old pc so where ever it came from I have no idea.
nyran125 sound off Jan 3, 2014 @ 4:15am 
i dont have anti virus stuff installed on my PC . I DL avg or a virus program do a scan , then uninstall it :)

Most viruses arent serious. You have to open emails you dotn know who they are from, be Dling dodgy stuff without looking at comment sections etc to get the truly bad viruses.
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hexaae Aug 29, 2014 @ 2:23pm 
Originally posted by Aceton:
Originally posted by Kane:
I've got exactly the same problem but I didn't find any answer..and I paid 10 euros for this game, Steam really disapointed me on this one...
How did steam disappoint you? Read the system requirements. Not Windows 8,Vista,or 7 can run it. Don't buy games that your computer can't run. Steam told you thats Windows 8 Can't run it.
Please, don't do misinformation: this game works fine with all Windows versions.
To be exact on Vista+ there's a manual fix to apply to avoid the annoying crash on exit: http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/737036-Dark-Messiah-crash-on-exit-fix-with-Windows-Vista-7-8-Forums
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