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ifthisthenthat Sep 17, 2013 @ 3:24pm
Game Starts, Self Minimizes. Can't Play.
As the title says, I just can't play this game.

I've tried running as admin, compatability mode for win95, manual install of redist folder exes.

I'm running Win 7 Pro 64 bit
AMD Phenom 9750 QuadCore 2.4 GHz
nvidia GT 630

I've checked every post in this forum, read through a few support pages of the official forum.

Found nothing that can help me.

Hoping for some kind of a workaround,

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icravecookies Sep 17, 2013 @ 11:39pm 
Having the same problem.

Note, every time I verify the cash for this game, it says it can't validate the file and tries unsuccessfully to redownload.

Intel i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz
8 GB
64 bit
AMD Radeon HD 6900
Dual Screens at different resolutions

Tried several compatability modes.
Last edited by icravecookies; Sep 17, 2013 @ 11:55pm
fatalicon Sep 18, 2013 @ 6:49pm 
having the same issue intel i7-3770k @ 3.5
16 gb
Nvidia GTX 680
mikeydsc Sep 18, 2013 @ 7:13pm 
try to delete game and then redownload
Last edited by mikeydsc; Sep 18, 2013 @ 7:14pm
ifthisthenthat Sep 18, 2013 @ 7:23pm 
Originally posted by mikeydsc:
try to delete game and then redownload

Have tried this already, thanks for the suggestion though.

Interested to see if this worked for anybody else.
icravecookies Sep 20, 2013 @ 10:07pm 
re-install didn't work.
icravecookies Sep 20, 2013 @ 10:10pm 
still keeps failing on validation of the files. I don't see any way to play this on my computer at this point...
ifthisthenthat Sep 20, 2013 @ 11:21pm 
I get the fail on validation too. Before and after delete/reinstall. So many people claim this to be an epic game, wish I could see for myself. Until then, *fartnoise*
DannyV6200 Sep 21, 2013 @ 4:05am 
Install windows XP on the same hard drive and play it on that. you'll never have another issue again. google search for "how to install windows XP on same hard drive as windows 7"
ifthisthenthat Sep 21, 2013 @ 8:29am 
Sorry DannyV6200.... I'm not about to install another operating system on my PC for one game. Thanks for the workaround though. :)
Yogi Aug 15, 2014 @ 6:23pm 
"The game minimizes on startup.

Try reducing the resolution to 1280 x 768."
It helped
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Date Posted: Sep 17, 2013 @ 3:24pm
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