RobotArmy Mar 13, 2013 @ 1:47pm
Does not run on Windows 8 64bit
Does not run on Windows 8 64bit
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Darkoblivion465 Mar 14, 2013 @ 4:24pm 
Works fine for me.
RobotArmy Mar 15, 2013 @ 1:48am 
Can you post your system info from the help menu.

Here is mine and it does not load:

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 2295 Mhz
8 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Supported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Windows 8 (64 bit)
NTFS: Supported
Crypto Provider Codes: Supported 311 0x0 0x0 0x0

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M

DirectX Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll
Driver Version:
DirectX Driver Version:
Driver Date: 28 Feb 2013
Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
DirectX Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0xfd4
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
No SLI or Crossfire Detected
Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Primary Display Size: 14.96" x 8.27" (17.09" diag)
38.0cm x 21.0cm (43.4cm diag)
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 2047 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x

Sound card:
Audio device: Speakers (VIA High Definition A

RAM: 8144 Mb
zeroxxx Mar 15, 2013 @ 8:09am 
False. It runs on my Windows 8 64 bit just fine.
RobotArmy Mar 15, 2013 @ 9:22am 
Well if it is not Windows 8 64 bit then what is it?
omgwtfbbq~ Mar 16, 2013 @ 2:32am 
always try veryfying the integrity of cache as a start but it works fine for me although i occasionaly crash also try to run in 32 bit works fine for me
Last edited by omgwtfbbq~; Mar 16, 2013 @ 2:34am
RobotArmy Mar 16, 2013 @ 5:59am 
I have 64 bit not 32 bit. I ran the utility the in the 8th configuration attempt and it did not fix it.
=ASF=B!LLYWH!zZz Mar 17, 2013 @ 12:06pm 
im running win 8 64 bit and runs fine for me just cant conn to anys games online

my pc spec

System Information report written at: 12/28/12 19:28:14
System Name: BOSSMAN
[System Summary]

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows 8
Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name
System Manufacturer Acer
System Model Predator G3620
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3350P CPU @ 3.10GHz, 3101 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P11-A0, 08/08/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BaseBoard Manufacturer Acer
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State On
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.2.9200.16442"
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.94 GB
Available Physical Memory 6.64 GB
Total Virtual Memory 9.13 GB
Available Virtual Memory 7.23 GB
Page File Space 1.19 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualisation Enabled in Firmware Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
commander Mar 24, 2013 @ 3:49pm 
Have you tried updating your graphics card drivers for more compatibility and windows patches.

For Nvidia Geforce Graphics Cards, use, it has both the latest graphics drivers and the PhysX software should come with the graphics drivers.

For Radeon users, download the latest drivers from the AMD website, and find PhysX from, sometimes they don't have the latest versions of PhysX seperated from the graphics drivers, check to make sure.

For Radeon users, after you do the stuff above, go to this link below.
Look for a comment from darkriderapt89 in the link below, very helpful.
Look for my comment. =)

To find out what graphics card you have in windows 8, go to your start menu.
Find search, and type in run, and a window will pop up, type dxdiag and click ok.
Click Yes when it asks to search for verified WHQL Certified Drivers.
Click the tab that is called Display at the top for video output on your pc.
Find the word Device on the top left and look at the word name, that should show your video card name.

This link shows you how to find dxdiag in windows 8, this can work on windows 7 as well.

I wish that link wasn't showing a picture from youtube lol, but no that wasn't from me.

This link below should work in windows 7 as well.

The link below shows how to find the Device Manager in windows 8.
This should also work for windows 7.

I go to the start menu and then right click on the computer icon and click properties, to get to the device manager, which will show up in the top left corner of the next window.
This link below will show you some ways to do that in windows 7.

After you update your video card drivers and restart the pc, right click on the desktop and click on the nvidia control panel, I think the radeon control panel should be there as well, another way to find both the nvidia control panel and the radeon control panel, check for the icons near the clock on the bottom right corner of the desktop, click on the little arrow if you don't see them for hidden icons, and right click the nvidia control panel icon to select update or to find the options for the automatic update, and for the nvidia control panel to open.
If you can't get your game to load up, maybe it doesn't understand SLI multiple video cards. Try the nvidia control panel and set to "let the 3d application decide" and see if that works.
Also, "let the 3d application decide" can fix some other issues such as if you have anti - aliasing issues with quad sli multiple video cards, or higher resolution issues.
Don't forget what you set under the Nvidia Control Panel or the Radeon Control Panel!

The links below are for the nvidia control panel. Radeon video cards can get there the same way to the Radeon Control Panel. There are 3 tutorial videos for this in the links below.

The 3d settings tab on the top of the Nvidia Control Panel, says under it "show physx visual indicator", allows you to see what PhysX uses when you start up a game, such as it uses either the CPU or GPU for acceleration on particle effects "physics" in the game. If it uses the CPU, it usually only uses software rendering, it would be really nice if some game creators would update their software to use the GPU with PhysX. But to have it optional, although remember you can set it to auto select for CPU or GPU in the Nvidia Control Panel, I use Auto Select for that setting.

Note that if you have overclock settings in your pc bios or in windows for your processor cpu, set it to default and don't overclock, and if you have your video card overclocked, set it to default and dont overclock that as well, meaning don't make it try to perform faster, this becomes unstable for games and programs, and overheating your system isn't necessary as well as you could burn up your cpu or gpu.
Unless you're a professional pc user that does it all the time and can keep your pc cool, but then some games don't work with it overclocked from instability.

If you find out it is a built in video card such as an intel HD graphics card. -
You might want to consider buying a video card later if your pc has the ports, built in video cards rely on the processor for performance and they are no where as good as a graphics accelerator card.
Built in graphics cards also miss alot of graphics features, that is why it is a good idea to update also because some features might be added as a software mode for those features instead of a hardware mode, but very little features are added, for reasons of performance or what the built in video card chipset is limited on, and they are picky with new video card drivers no matter what source, even from the official web site for them, but they must be updated, make sure to update your built in video card drivers to understand newer games and software. Keep track of where your old drivers came from, and new ones for backup and restore issues, but you have to update your built in video card drivers to understand new games and some new games better, some video cards built in can be difficult to find the exact right drivers, sometimes a source might say it is but might not be the right ones.
Be careful when chosing these so that you don't have video issues, just uninstall and install other drivers if you run into issues, check for another source and make sure you typed it in correctly on the official website, usually for built in video cards, the motherboard drivers will come with them. Dell and other type of computers can be easy to find them in some cases.

The built in Intel HD Graphics Card drivers can be found from intel, but depends, I would download from your pc's creator official website before going to intel.

The 2 links below are for the built in Intel Graphics Card Control Panel.
There are 2 video tutorials for this in the links below.

For Built in Intel Graphics Cards, I don't know if the PhysX option applies in the same way as it might for Radeon Graphics Card users that might need PhysX for some games to work, check one of my links above for the radeon graphics card link to find out if it might work.
You can find that at the top of this comment post, the first link you can click on.

Check to see if your latest downloaded built in intel graphics card drivers came with physx, and also make sure to update physx by going to the website, check back to update it some more when there are new nvidia graphics card drivers. And check for new built in intel graphics card drivers once a month, also if the built in intel graphics card drivers do come with physx, check every time you update so that you can install the latest physx with them.
Try this link below for the built in intel graphics card, for some more info.

For steam users, click on the top of steam.
And go to "check for video driver updates".
This will launch I think the website. You can find PhysX there.

The Nvidia Control Panel software will allow you to choose software emulation for PhysX post processes, I don't know if you can install it with a built in intel hd graphics card.

The dxdiag is the Direct X Diagnostics I have used for around 20 years as of this message.
It used to have a tab on the top for directx files to show you, but new windows versions don't show it.

Make sure you have the latest motherboard drivers as well, and sound card drivers.
The motherboard drivers will need to be the official drivers from the creators of the board located inside your pc, the main board, it's very important they are up to date drivers and also make sure they are official drivers from the creators of the board's website.
Find your pc manual and make sure you know exactly your motherboard model number, don't mess up on typing in the numbers on the official website!
Because the model number has to be exactly what you have for the right drivers.
Usually if you get a pc from somewhere like Dell as an example or some other type, the model number on the pc itself will lead you right to the drivers page for the motherboard.

Have you tried compatibility mode?

Try going to the .exe file of the game, by right clicking on the game title in steam, click properties and go to browse local files, right click on the .exe file and click properties, set compatibility as well as admin rights, or just compatibility, tinker with it a bit, set it to work with windows 7.

Also for networking or interenet, check other threads I have posted in the past, by going pages back on this forum.

Also update the unreal engine 3 files, and motherboard drivers for your pc.
Download microsoft visual c++ redist files, official versions. 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2012, they are small downloads around 6 - 20 megs each, check for 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions.
Your windows 7 or 8 - 64 Bit versions might need both types 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions of visual c++ redist files, I don't know, but it might understand the game on the 32 bit files, but I don't know for the 64 bit versions of windows, just make sure you get the 64 Bit versions installed for your windows 64 Bit, and your windows 7 or 8 - 32 Bit should use the 32 Bit versions, don't ever try to install the 64 Bit c++ versions on a windows 32 Bit, most of the time it won't let it anyways.
Also download the .net framework latest version only.
I think .net framework 4.5 is the latest as of this message for windows 7.
Windows 8 might have a new .net framework version, but might need 4.5 for older games.
Try the dxwebsetup for older directx, see if it downloads anything that might be useful for directx 9 and beta direct3d files for directx 11 and more. Make sure it is the latest version of dxwebsetup. Note that when I said beta direct3d files for directx 11, I ment newer versions of directx 11 files.
And install the directx full download, make sure they are latest versions, when you download from the site first.

After you install the programs above, restart your pc. And do a windows update for updates to the programs of the visual c++ and the .net framework.

As I mentioned, check pages back for threads I typed in on this forum that might be helpful on router, internet, and graphics issues, or game issues.

Make sure you have no virus, download avast free version and update its definitions, do a full scan on all drives, memory, registry, everything, and then right click the game in steam and click properties, go to validate game files, this will download defaults for corrupted files it finds while validating. And remember that files can get corrupted from game crashes or other issues, make sure to check it sometimes, then check your game video options in game to optimize appropriately for your pc.

Also don't forget to check your antivirus software options for more in depth settings such as thorough scans and scan big files, which might make the scan slower, but it is worth it to have it check all files and find viruses, the chances of finding them goes up, also don't forget to have it select all file types to be scanned for viruses.

Remember to check the quarantine of your antivirus software for stored viruses!

When removing a virus from your quarantine or anywhere, unplug your internet from your pc first, so that it doesn't re-download to your pc, but make sure to keep it plugged in while doing a full scan, always do a full scan before removing viruses, don't just remove one file, and have it plugged in to track all active viruses connected possibly to the internet, unplug your internet from your pc after a full scan is done, and remove all viruses, keep your auto protect on silent so that it doesn't pop up while doing either a full scan or while removing the viruses, but have it active to keep the viruses from jumping around during being removed. Restart the pc after removing all viruses, but don't plug your internet back into your pc until after a full restart and it reaches the desktop! After that then you can plug it back in and restart at any time, just make sure your auto protect is on and set to alert you again, some programs won't bother you these days during either a full scan or while removing all viruses at the same time.

You might want your auto protect sensitivity set to default so that it doesn't find false positives and asume them as a virus, but keep your full scan at max sensitivity, with the extra settings I explained above.

If you have an antivirus program, and you know for sure you don't have a virus, try disabling the auto protect before starting the game and seeing if that was causing it not to startup this game, then test to see if you can enable it during the game, also re-enable it after you use the game, just don't forget to re-enable your antivirus auto protect.

And maybe you have other programs that might keep the game from starting up, some type of security software running in the background such as those by the windows clock down on the right hand side of the screen.

Try all the stuff I have above, and then try this link last if all else fails.
You will also find some multiplayer ports for this game on that web link below.

For windows 7 and 8 compatibility settings, try the link below -

If you can't see the compatibility tab, try the link below, but only if you can't find it.

The link below is for some info on routers/internet issues and port forwarding.

One last thread to check for some other info. That can be done last.

For those that are too lazy and want it done the easy way that don't want to learn...
A friend on steam found a program called I think .dll fixer, try that for built in Intel HD Graphics Cards. But I recommend downloading the other stuff above first before trying this.

I hope this was helpful. =)
Last edited by commander; Apr 17, 2013 @ 3:17am
Soyvideojuegos Mar 28, 2013 @ 4:01pm 
It works for me on Windows 8 64 bit
Timeconstant063 Mar 30, 2013 @ 1:21pm 
it works for me to i have a windows 8 hp computer
commander Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
Keep this thread at the top please.
It helps alot of people to get the game working for any issue they have.
I might start a Guide.
Last edited by commander; Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:35pm
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