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TimeBomb May 16, 2013 @ 11:48pm
Game refuses to run on Windows 8
I have Windows 8 Pro 64 bit and the game refuses to run. Initially, it launched and closed immediately. Then, after tinkering with the compatability settings, it launched with a black screen and immediately closed.

Now, after restarting my comp, it comes up with a Windows 8 error "This app can't run on your PC" and refuses to even try launching the app. What do I do? It's definitely quite frustrating that I can't play the game that I paid for, let alone even troubleshoot it at this point, considering Windows is refusing to let me launch it.

I'd really appreciate any and all help. Thanks.
Last edited by TimeBomb; May 17, 2013 @ 3:42am
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xamon May 18, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
Works just fine on my Windows 8 (pro 64bit). What are your specs? (left you the same message on CAG)
What you can try is verify the cache, uninstall/reinstall. But without knowing your specs it would be hard to know how to help you.
TimeBomb May 18, 2013 @ 7:14pm 
Thanks for the help. I have an intel i5 2500k processor and an AMD Radeon HD 6950 graphics card. I've tried verifying cache and I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling. At this point, Windows 8 is actually refusing to let me launch the game. I ran the compatability troubleshooter and it came back and said the game is incompatible with Windows 8. Now it tells me that whenever I try to launch the game, and won't even actually try to launch the executable - thus I can't even further troubleshoot. I'm not sure if there's a workaround for that.
xamon May 19, 2013 @ 1:36am 
That seems weird that you can't even launch the game. Just saw something that could be the issue here, do you have bing desktop installed? It could be an issue with your installation of windows 8.
TimeBomb May 19, 2013 @ 2:32am 
I think I used to, but I uninstalled it. I did a clean install of Windows 8 a while ago. For whatever reason, Windows thinks that the application is completely incompatible with my computer, and won't even let me attempt to launch it. I haven't found much on the internet about the error, and I have found nothing on how to fix/bypass it. Quite frustrating. Thanks for the help nonetheless, it's appreciated.
SCE_Tunguska May 20, 2013 @ 11:06am 
u can try lowering ur sound HZ to 44100 16 bit

then u try running steam as admin even tho ur the only user using the PC

then maybe unplugging all 360 controllers

then u try turning off any random software like G19 keyboard or mouse software and anti noob virus software

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TimeBomb May 24, 2013 @ 10:59pm 
Originally posted by SCE_Tunguska:
u can try lowering ur sound HZ to 44100 16 bit

then u try running steam as admin even tho ur the only user using the PC

then maybe unplugging all 360 controllers

then u try turning off any random software like G19 keyboard or mouse software and anti noob virus software
Thanks for the advice, but none of it has worked, frustratingly enough. The problem now isn't so much the incompatibility as it is that Windows 8 is refusing to allow me to even launch it, and there's very little information available about this error. Windows 8 pops up a metro-esque error that says that it's not compatible with my system.
SCE_Tunguska May 25, 2013 @ 4:00am 
am playing the game with windows 8 with no problems dont know what to say maybe game needs to be patched
TimeBomb May 25, 2013 @ 6:53pm 
Originally posted by SCE_Tunguska:
am playing the game with windows 8 with no problems dont know what to say maybe game needs to be patched
I can't even troubleshoot it any further, which is the main problem right now. I ran Microsoft's compatibility helper and it eventually told me that, after apparently running the app through Microsoft's database, the game came back as being incompatible with Windows 8. Now it refuses to let me even launch it. It is actually only refusing to launch the specific file name, so if I could rename it, I could continue to troubleshoot it, though it would appear that Steam doesn't allow you to choose which executable to target.
Last edited by TimeBomb; May 25, 2013 @ 6:54pm
SCE_Tunguska May 25, 2013 @ 8:25pm 
did u try launching the game from its folder?

does the game give u CDkey maybe u can put it in origin if origin has it

maybe theres different ways to launch it like with xfire or game booster by razer

maybe try cleaning ur registry with a program called "ccleaner"
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