Rush Softly Jan 14, 2013 @ 5:12pm
Super Crate Box Windows 8 (the Crashings)
Anyone know of any plans on fixing the flamethrower and 5 minute time limit problems Super Crate Box has on windows 8. (also noticed it has started crashing using the grenade launcher too).
Last edited by Rush Softly; Jan 14, 2013 @ 5:20pm
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Notex Jan 17, 2013 @ 1:18am 
The problem is that, this game was created within Gamemaker and at the moment. All games compiled from Gamemaker crash in Windows 8. So we will have to wait until they fix Gamemaker and also wait until the developers of Super Crate Box re-compile it in a newest version of Gamemaker.
Rush Softly Jan 17, 2013 @ 5:21am 
Well....that sucks.
Those Damn Pancakes™ Jan 17, 2013 @ 1:54pm 
There is a way I found that sort of works, if you go to their main website where you can download the non-Steam version of Super Crate Box, you put that .exe and the .dll that come included with the download, and put it in the folder where the Steam version of Super Crate Box is installed. Take the SuperCrateBox.exe that was already there and just rename it so when Steam launches the game, it launches the one you downloaded. Just set compatibility mode to Windows 7 just to be safe, and delete the .sav's (or back them up) and you should be able to play much longer, although it might still crash with multiple enemies killed with the flamethrower.

I just found that it some what helps prevent some crashes. So far, the only crashes I've seen are:

1) Sometimes shooting a Giant Green Guy with a Shotgun blast to the face.
2) Flamethrower to many (and I mean LOTS) of enemies at a time, you can do short bursts still.
3) Using the Laser Rifle and kill over 5 enemies with one blast.

That's all I've found so far, and it works well enough for Windows 8. I managed to get around 67 crates so far on regular.

Hope this, "sorta" helps.
Last edited by Those Damn Pancakes™; Jan 17, 2013 @ 2:29pm
Rush Softly Jan 17, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
Thanks. I will have to try that. It is a .rar file it think so I will have to grab something to open it first since i'm runnin on a new compy.
[NPTV] ReaXone Jan 21, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
Have the same problem, hat this ♥♥♥♥ -_-
mcpoggioli Feb 7, 2013 @ 3:55pm 
How long could it be until they re do the game maker thing?
Rush Softly Feb 7, 2013 @ 8:37pm 
i'm guessing they won't. A newer more efficient (and windows 8 designed) system is sure to be on the way (or is already available).
If they do, it will be closer to when a majority of gamers are using the windows 8 OS which will prolly be in a year to year and a half.
Sucks but I love windows 8 so I'm just gonna have to live with it.
Fée Feb 8, 2013 @ 8:39pm 
So, still no fix? No tricks to prevent it?
CDanilo25 Feb 10, 2013 @ 3:22am 
[Sorry for my - bad - English]

This worked for me:

- Go to C:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/supercreatebox
- supercratebox.exe --> Right click
- Properties --> Compatibility --> Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Now apply and run from Steam. Enjoy the game :)
Those Damn Pancakes™ Feb 10, 2013 @ 7:57am 
Lol you don't have bad English at all!

Anyway, for some reason this seemed to work for me, havent tested all the weapons though.
Its weird cause I know I did this before and it crashed, and now it doesn't. :S
Rush Softly Feb 10, 2013 @ 11:29am 
Awesome. gonna try this as soon as i get home.
Rush Softly Feb 10, 2013 @ 11:34am 
and.........still didn't work. :(
*sigh*
Headhunter Mar 11, 2013 @ 7:05pm 
Dont use Windows 8, i just fixed your problem
Originally posted by taittravis:
and.........still didn't work. :(
*sigh*
somnolentsurfer Mar 15, 2013 @ 8:11pm 
The XP compatability here improved it mildiy, but not a whole load. Just tried this for the first time and would love to give it a proper go. Patch would be awsome!
Eliteprime Mar 17, 2013 @ 4:02pm 
Originally posted by Headhunter99:
Dont use Windows 8, i just fixed your problem
Originally posted by taittravis:
and.........still didn't work. :(
*sigh*
LOL
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