One True God Apr 17, 2013 @ 4:07pm
Unable to start expansions - FEAR works fine
FEAR, the original game, works perfectly fine with no special alterations or compatibility options. Yet neither expansion will start up for me at all. LIterally nothiing happens when I start them - no error message, no temporary black screen, nothing. My hard drive whirrs for a second or two, then it's as if I never clicked anything at all.

I verified the game caches - no problem there.

I tried starting the games directly from the .exe, from the launcher.exe, and from the config.exe (with different resolutions) and nothinig changed.

I watched my task manager processes while opening it and fearxp.exe (orwhatever it's called, I forget) shows up under processes for a second, then disappears.

I tried running them with WIndows XP, Vista, and 7 compatibility options, and it changed nothing.

What's especially weird is that I seem to be the only one on the Internet that's ever had this issue. I can't find any forum posts anywhere describing this problem. I'm guessing it's probably an issue with Windows 8. I'm going to test them on my Win7 machine when I get home later, then update this.

Windows 8 Home x64
Intel i3 3217U
Intel HD Graphics 4000
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One True God Apr 20, 2013 @ 1:13am 
Both expansions work perfectly on my Win7 comp, so I'm guessing it's a compatibility issue with Win8, since pretty much all my configurations, programs, etc. are the same on both machines.
Sandoz Aug 9, 2013 @ 12:47pm 
I Had to uninstall bitdefender 2013. FEAR worked fine exp's would not start.
One True God Aug 9, 2013 @ 12:49pm 
that'd be it! nice work. i had forgotten that i had AVG on my other PC, not Bitdefender.
LyD Nov 30, 2013 @ 6:25am 
I have the same problem :(
DJ Technix Dec 14, 2013 @ 7:08am 
I had the same issues (Had bit defender installed) I installed Fear first, ran it to set it up etc, then i did the add-ins separately the same way, took a while at first but if you leave it it may work (mine did anyway but it could be different with others)
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