4everZIP Nov 27, 2013 @ 11:02pm
'Prism3d has stopped working' problem (win8.1)
I've tried to launch the game on my Dell venue 8 pro tablet with atom z3740d cpu, 2gb ram and intel HD 4000 video card. OS is Windows 8.1

Every time on launch it fails with "Prism3d has stopped working" message. I've tried different settings, even the old launcher but all useless.

Need your help! thanks in advance
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Voodooman Dec 4, 2013 @ 2:41pm 
Win 8.1 has a lot of issues with games, compatibiliity is generally broken.

But there is a patch for Win 8.1 which you should download and install to fix your problems, its called:
Windows 7 XD Really you dont need Win 8 it adds nothing but a crappy tabled UI and removes and brakes everything else. Win 7 will stick around as primary os for about next 5-7 years for sure.
plingplang2 Dec 8, 2013 @ 10:39pm 
I guess that's one of the reasons steam won't drop Windows XP support for a long time (hope so...)
Too many games run good (or only) on Windows XP.
4everZIP Dec 9, 2013 @ 6:50am 
I am using win7 as my primary OS on my gaming PC and all my games working just fine. But still Dell Venue 8 pro is a tablet with win8 preinstalled, unlikely it is possible to use win7 there. I'll try the patch. Thank you for the advice))
Voodooman Dec 9, 2013 @ 8:45am 
it is possible to use Win 7, also many people dont know that but win 7 natively supports touch screens and before ipad madness there was tablets with Win 7 preinstalled, and i would tell you sure that they are much better and comfortable to use than crappy Win 8 blocks
Retro Feb 3 @ 12:07pm 
I ended up giving Win 8 to a friend, made my monitor look like a giant phone. Running a dual boot with XP sp3 and Win 7, all is well again.
PointerPenthousen Mar 14 @ 5:30am 
Dual booting Laptop and PC..

Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04LTS because im lazy and ubuntu is slowly creeping over windows...

Linux has Steam
Play on linux helps ease the process of running windows games
Office apps are default Firefox runs like a champ
music caching is so much faster on my linux installs

Most programs are covered in linux now, if only the drivers for video and such were of quality, using the amd cats 14.2 beta for linux seems to be noice....

Can play BFBC2 and everything before that other DX 11 stuff not so good...
This new translation for Directx9c stuff Valve has created may make porting games a simpler process.....

Not using unity as the default ubuntu looks is strange using Cairo dock sorta like a MAC but not....



Originally posted by 4everZIP:
I am using win7 as my primary OS on my gaming PC and all my games working just fine. But still Dell Venue 8 pro is a tablet with win8 preinstalled, unlikely it is possible to use win7 there. I'll try the patch. Thank you for the advice))


have you tried "rEFInd" and booting from a USB stick mebe you could load a linux iso from a USB 32bit of course


Running other OS seems to be an issue as there are no drivers for TOUCH SCREEN or VIDEO so a nice desktop would be out of the question.
Last edited by PointerPenthousen; Mar 14 @ 5:33am
4everZIP Mar 15 @ 2:42pm 
Hmm, what about Intel & nVidia videocards support for linux OS?? I have Ubuntu13 on my Atom netbook for HalfLife1, openttd and other lowres games, but still they perfom slower than on win7/xp.

Anybody played DNMP with any win8 touch controllers (gestureworks, etc)??
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