TNTNICO Aug 8, 2013 @ 2:16pm
The game can't run on Surface pro
When I try to run the game on my Surface Pro from Steam, I have this message "Papersplease.exe has stopped working". Full screen and windowed modes don't run so I can't play the game. I've found someone on the GOG boards with the same problem (and same hardware). Someone has and idea to fix this problem ?

Thank you very much, I can't wait to play this game !
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Gettin' Cummy Aug 18, 2013 @ 7:40pm 
Same problem here, my friend :(

You posted a few weeks ago, but I just bought it last night. Are you still having this problem or did you fix it?
Knight that says: Ni! Aug 19, 2013 @ 8:46am 
That's right. Windows 8 is not supported. You need to downgrade to windows 7.
Super Kami Guru Aug 19, 2013 @ 11:08am 
Why would you even upgrade to Win8? it's just vista with a diffent name and made for tablets and the used it a sorry excuse as a "Upgrade"
dermaniac Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:43pm 
It works fine on my Windows 8 Desktop, but it also crashes on the Surface Pro...
SergeantSalad Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:38pm 
Same here, works on Windows 8 desktop, not on Surface Pro
Frostshock FTW Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:31pm 
Same problem. I'll be away from my main gaming PC for a few days, and this was on sale and a very small download so I installed it on my Surface. No form of compatiblity settings seems to get it working, most notably ignoring the DPI scaling on the Surface.
Nazeradom Sep 2, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
This game works perfectly on my Surface Pro in windowed mode. The game interface and interaction feels like it was designed for for touch.
dermaniac Sep 2, 2013 @ 12:41pm 
Doesn't work in Windowwd mode either. Did you have a keyboard connected when you tried? Because I didn't. Maybe that causes the crash?
Nazeradom Sep 2, 2013 @ 1:34pm 
No keyboard attached. I just got a brand new Surface Pro today, installed Steam, installed Papers, Please, fired it up and started playing.

Edit: Here is a video of me playing it on my Surface Pro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB6VFvx2-Tg
PsydeFX Sep 2, 2013 @ 2:14pm 
Originally posted by Nazeradom:
No keyboard attached. I just got a brand new Surface Pro today, installed Steam, installed Papers, Please, fired it up and started playing.

Edit: Here is a video of me playing it on my Surface Pro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB6VFvx2-Tg
Looks so designed for touch screen lol, nice.

Have you customized any of your settings while you've had your surface pro? Maybe something you've done is what's allowing it to run right, even something minor.

Is everyone's drivers up to date, all windows updates installed? Or maybe Nazeradom's aren't, and that's why he can play. I'm willing to bet the reason is something very minor lol. Hope you guys get it working!
dermaniac Sep 2, 2013 @ 10:55pm 
My windows is fully updated. I did not update any drivers, aside from installing MotionInJoy with the gamepad divers...r
einexile Sep 6, 2013 @ 12:36am 
Originally posted by Super Kami Guru:
Why would you even upgrade to Win8? it's just vista with a diffent name and made for tablets and the used it a sorry excuse as a "Upgrade"

tl;dr up ahead but it's honestly not that we're just suckers.

I upgraded to 8 because it was a cheap way to get rid of my broken 7 without the install discs. At the time there was a lot of buzz about 8 being "better under the hood."

Well obviously that didn't really pan out. While it seems to be a little faster and more stable with 7, the system still doesn't load what it needs into memory, so for example it does things like search your hard drive when you right click for a context menu.

UI wise, most of it is 7 anyway. They've taken anything they didn't bother converting to the new look and UI style, and grouped it all together as a "power user" menu. The entire control panel is a power user feature without any of the new interface style. You can't even kill a process or switch resolutions from the new Start screen.

This would all be easy to forgive were it not for the even more temperamental behavior of the Program Files directory with respect to admin permissions, and the cherry on top is that 8 makes a practice of disruptively hammering the pagefile, not only when you have lots of memory free but with gigs of data packed into the standby memory that's supposed to prevent this being necessary.

I guess this turned into a rant, sorry.
dermaniac Sep 6, 2013 @ 8:32am 
No need to feed the "My favourite operating system is better than yours" trolls. :-)
IndigoAK Sep 6, 2013 @ 9:03am 
Originally posted by Super Kami Guru:
Why would you even upgrade to Win8? it's just vista with a diffent name and made for tablets and the used it a sorry excuse as a "Upgrade"

Because not everybody sucks the johnson of the sensationalist media like you do, obviously, and are open to new ideas, concepts and paradigm shifts within the technology/software industry.
einexile Sep 6, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
Originally posted by dermaniac:
No need to feed the "My favourite operating system is better than yours" trolls. :-)

Pretty sure everyone here's favorite operating system is either Android or OS X. It's more a question of which flavor of Windows is least painful to endure as price of admission for DirectX.

Also, ROFL@IndigoAK at Windows 8 being a "paradigm shift." I think you mean it's a paradigm shift moving forward - you know, for leveraging enterprise solutions and recontextualizing stuff.
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