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nprevail Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:04am
Quick fix if your game crashes on Windows7/8
Go to your steam directory: Program files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Spelunky

Right click, properties on Spelunky.exe. Compatibility tab Change the compatibility mode to Windows XP SP3.

Rock n roll folks. Kinda disappointed there's no online co-op, but the game's still fun regardless.
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AndromeDAN Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:07am 
doesn't work on my computer
nprevail Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:08am 
What's your OS? Also, 32bit or 64bit? I should have mentioned I'm running 64, although I don't think that's much of a concern.
Human Fighter Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:08am 
When I do this and run it it asks me if I want to let it make changes on my HDD. That's not what has me put off as other Steam games do so as well. The problem is it sats the publisher is "UNKOWN".
AndromeDAN Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:12am 
Windows 8 64bits
AndromeDAN Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:13am 
But i think this is all because spelunky is not install on C:/program files(X86) but in D:/
nprevail Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:16am 
Your HD drive letter varies, yet the standard is on C:

Not sure about the change on your HDD, in fact, that shouldn't come up at all.
Werewoof Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:21am 
Sadly, the fix didn't work for me. My resolution is currently 1920 x 1080 and I've tried everything from the fix mentioned above to disabling the 2nd monitor. Game still refuses to display on startup. Windows 7
Alli Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:22am 
Originally posted by pashtikus:
Try installing DirectX SDK (directx_Jun2010_redist.exe)
It worked for me.

I did this and worked(windows 7 64 bit)
Last edited by Alli; Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:26am
Philopian Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:50am 
Worked for me win7 64-bit
hullandy  [developer] Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:51am 
I'm looking into these issues now. I'll report back once I have an answer for ya!
Last edited by hullandy; Aug 8, 2013 @ 11:51am
Xinister Aug 8, 2013 @ 2:35pm 
When I start my game, I just get a black screen and my computer freezes up.

So can't even start the game.
dinozero Aug 8, 2013 @ 2:45pm 
Spelunky wont launch for me
MIK MANNER Aug 8, 2013 @ 2:48pm 
Won't launch for me either - Win8 x64 - 2560 x 1080 - gtx680 - i7 940 - 6GB DDR3
Last edited by MIK MANNER; Aug 8, 2013 @ 2:49pm
Uninvisible Aug 8, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
I get the error message FATAL ERROR: Failure to initialize keyboard. :/
brandonnn Aug 8, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
Posted this in another thread but seems relevant to post here: I couldn't get the game to run at all at first (Win8 x64) -- once I'd tried to run the game in WinXP compatibility mode, it complained that I didn't have DirectX installed. Used the standard web installer, and when I tried again it ran fine, albeit only in windowed mode. Once I switched compatibility back off, everything ran perfectly!
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