Back to the Future: Ep 1 - It's About Time
DeeJay Jan 4, 2013 @ 1:57pm
episode 1 wont start
i get an error message saying back to the future episode 1 stop working. anyone else have this problem. the other 4 episodes seem to work fine.
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Otto Mottonn Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:39pm 
I've got this provblem and have posted a question about it as well, with no responces. I've also contacted Steam on thier facebook page to as after the problem since I find the support pages here too confusing to use.

I'll let you know what they tell me if they get back to me. ^_^
DeeJay Apr 20, 2013 @ 2:49pm 
i figured it out. right click on back to future episode 1. go to properties. then local files. click on browse local files. right click on back to future 101 file. go to properties. then under compatability tab check off run in compatibility mode for and select windows 98. this is the only way it worked for me. i contacted steam and no help either. let me know if you need more help.thanks for replying. nobody else did.
Last edited by DeeJay; Apr 20, 2013 @ 2:50pm
Otto Mottonn Apr 20, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
I'll give it a shot! Thanks man!!
Otto Mottonn Apr 22, 2013 @ 2:04pm 
Holy crap it just satarted wokring on it's own!!

This is the first time I've had a chance to try your trick, but I figured "what they hey, I'll trying it first" and it just started working!!

Thanks thuogh, I'll keep it in mind! ^_^
Dakobah Apr 26, 2013 @ 11:03am 
i came here cuz indie royale but Deejay has it figured out
Purple Tentacle Apr 26, 2013 @ 1:15pm 
If you're on Windows 8 and have an Xbox 360 controller connected, this is a common, known and never fixed bug for most Telltale games.

The dinput8.dll that comes with Windows 8 is incompatible with Telltale's engine.

Simple fix, download an older version of dipunt8.dll, e.g. from here:
http://www.fichier-dll.fr/dinput8.dll,724 or
http://www.topdll.com/download/dinput8.dll?q=5e08ac958be05247ff1539e0d1ce7905
(do not use any of their scan software, the download should be a .dll file or a .zip archive containing a .dll file - if it's an executable, delete it, run away and hide under the nearest table)
and place it inside the folder of each affected Telltale game,
e.g.
\SteamApps\common\Back to the Future Ep X

Works perfectly fine from there and this fix has no side effects, even the controller stays 100% functional. I personally prefer this over "Windows 98 compatibility mode".

As far as I know, this currently affects all current Telltale games, including The Walking Dead - and I frankly find it rather embarrassing that Telltale never bothered to properly fix any of them.
Last edited by Purple Tentacle; Jun 10, 2013 @ 1:08pm
Sacredshadow Apr 28, 2013 @ 5:23am 
ооо мать моя женщина заработало! скачал от сюда: http://ru.dll-files.com/dinput8.dll.html положил с заменой в Steam\steamapps\common\Back to the Future Ep 1
Last edited by Sacredshadow; Apr 28, 2013 @ 6:17am
Monado Blade Apr 28, 2013 @ 8:47am 
Originally posted by Purple Tentacle:
If you're on Windows 8 and have an Xbox 360 controller connected, this is a common, known and never fixed bug for most Telltale games.

The dinput8.dll that comes with Windows 8 is incompatible with Telltale's engine.

Simple fix, download an older version of dipunt8.dll, e.g. from here:
http://www.fichier-dll.fr/dinput8.dll,724
and place it inside the folder of each affected Telltale game,
e.g.
\SteamApps\common\Back to the Future Ep X

Works perfectly fine from there and this fix has no sideeffects, even the controller stays 100% functional. I personally prefer this over "Windows 98 compatibility mode".

As far as I know, this currently affects all current Telltale games, including The Walking Dead - and I frankly find it rather embarassing that Telltale never bothered to properly fix any of them.
Would just like to say thank you very much! Your solution worked for me. I'm using Windows 8 and the compatibility thing was the first thing I tried even before I opened this thread, but it wouldn't work. Unfortunately my controller still doesn't work. Probably because it's a Logitech F510 and not a real Xbox controller. No biggie, I'll just use mouse and keyboard
Last edited by Monado Blade; Apr 28, 2013 @ 8:48am
Steven Cojo May 3, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
it works for me with the compat mode but interrupts the sound, barely playable

Originally posted by DeeJay:
i figured it out. right click on back to future episode 1. go to properties. then local files. click on browse local files. right click on back to future 101 file. go to properties. then under compatability tab check off run in compatibility mode for and select windows 98. this is the only way it worked for me. i contacted steam and no help either. let me know if you need more help.thanks for replying. nobody else did.
Wahweli May 14, 2013 @ 11:06pm 
Originally posted by ;828937420191061247:
If you're on Windows 8 and have an Xbox 360 controller connected, this is a common, known and never fixed bug for most Telltale games.

The dinput8.dll that comes with Windows 8 is incompatible with Telltale's engine.

Simple fix, download an older version of dipunt8.dll, e.g. from here:
http://www.fichier-dll.fr/dinput8.dll,724
and place it inside the folder of each affected Telltale game,
e.g.
\SteamApps\common\Back to the Future Ep X

Works perfectly fine from there and this fix has no sideeffects, even the controller stays 100% functional. I personally prefer this over "Windows 98 compatibility mode".

As far as I know, this currently affects all current Telltale games, including The Walking Dead - and I frankly find it rather embarassing that Telltale never bothered to properly fix any of them.

Yup, this did the trick.
grooner May 19, 2013 @ 5:45am 
dinput8.dll did the trick with W8 and 360 controller. No error message - just entries in the Event Log. Same prob on Walking Dead - very annoying this is still a problem.
Last edited by grooner; May 19, 2013 @ 5:46am
Kill Jun 10, 2013 @ 10:22am 
you cant download anythign from that bogus site he posted. 1- its in german 2- its a scam to get you to buy speed up pc garbage software
Kill Jun 10, 2013 @ 10:24am 
and win98 compatibility mode didnt work either
Last edited by Kill; Jun 10, 2013 @ 11:33am
Kill Jun 10, 2013 @ 11:33am 
oh and all of this cockamammie BS these guys are throwing at you is beyond unnecessary. to get it to run, just unplug your controller.
Purple Tentacle Jun 10, 2013 @ 1:03pm 
Originally posted by KEMessiah:
you cant download anythign from that bogus site he posted. 1- its in german 2- its a scam to get you to buy speed up pc garbage software
Wow, was that addressed at me?

1. Looks like my link is currently wonky, it did work perfectly fine at the time of posting. Thanks for letting me know in your charming way, I have added another currently working one.

2. Are you really so ignorant that you mistake French for German? I mean, the bloody TLD of that domain was .fr ...

3. ... well, you don't even know how to use the "edit" button and just posted three comments in a row, so that may answer that.

4. Nobody forced you to use use the site I linked, it was just an example for one of the many sites that host the correct file, that why I wrote "e.g." which stands for exempli gratia (that's neither French nor Germany), but you already showed your proficiency with languages, including your own, maybe I'm just expecting too much.

5. You could have also used this link: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=dinput8.dll+download and just found a working download of the correct version of this .dll (Windows 7 RTM is your best bet).

6. Yes, unplugging one's controller is an alternative that works for most people as well - personally, I prefer a one time fix over crawling behind my PC and unplugging my controller every time I want to play these games.
Last edited by Purple Tentacle; Jun 10, 2013 @ 1:10pm
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