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Twinnrova Apr 22, 2013 @ 10:11pm
Post Mortem Crash
When the game is launched, it crashes before it reaches the title screen.
I'm using a very adequate computer for this game, except the fact that I'm running Windows 8, which is most likely the cause of the problem. So frustrating.
I've tried multiple compatability modes to no avail. I've tried other suggestions from these discussions, such as running the game as an administrator, but nothing makes a difference. I've tried running in 8-bit colors, 16-bit, Vista compatability, Windows 7 compatability, nothing.

Any help?
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Rayne Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:34pm 
no idea but my $ is def on the windows 8 thing being the issues. since a lot of things honestly aren't compatiable with it yet. maybe a patch will come out someday? or there is one already out now. try to google it or something fan's usually make mods cracks no cd key thingies maybe even a patch for windows 8 etc i dunno but thats what i'd say try that other than that sorry to hear cause it's a great game. other suggestion would be, do you have another pc? low end even because just use steam on that pc for the time being till you play/beat the game that'd be the only other thing i could think of GL tho.
Twinnrova Apr 23, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
You're probably right. That's a good idea, I'll try to play it on a different more low end computer at a friends house or something. I purchased this game along with both Still Life games to try out the adventure genre of games, because I've never played this type of game before. Still Life is working, so I'll play through those two and decide on what to do about Post Mortem. Thank you for the advice, and if anyone else has anything to suggest, I'm still open.
Rayne Apr 23, 2013 @ 10:00pm 
yah no prob it's the best i can do maybe someone else has windows 8 etc on steam that can help i myself have windows 7 but never had an issue running the game so i have no idea what it could be. def GL tho and you'll enjoy all the games they are all very great and don't worry about still life 1 &2 etc they don't ruin anything that goes on in post mortem. even tho they are technically sequels to post mortem it won't like ruin the story or anything for either. only thing u need to do is make sure to play SL 1 b4 SL 2 because those def tie into one another and you may not get what's going on in certain thing in SL 2 (like what they talk about etc) i mean tech the story is a stand alone as well in part two so you could tech play it b4 SL 1 etc as well but for the most part u can play the games in any order without the sotries hurting one another. also if your a first time adventure player etc try out games like (scratches/yesterday/dark fall/and even go old school with the myst series) it's one of my fav genres and hope you enjoy these games because they truly do have great stories. the gameplay itself may be bland and well not so much actiony but it's enough to want you to keep playing and see what else happens
Twinnrova Apr 23, 2013 @ 10:03pm 
I'm a very story based gamer so I'm surprised I haven't played this genre before, and I'm sure I'll love it. Thanks for the list of other games! I'll definitely have to look into those! (And I'm all for old school! NES ftw!)
Orge Lambart Apr 23, 2013 @ 11:41pm 
I'm also on Windows 8 and this game causes my monitor to enter safe mode. If I wave the mouse or click a button the game will start working again like normal. Totally unsure why it causes the monitor to enter safe mode. It happens 100% of the time both on start up and log of of the game. I know this is a stupid question but is the monitor entering safe mode or is the game itself actually crashing.

I've only seen one crash, which happened during the opening movie, althought the above mentioend safe mode happens everytime.
MartiniPie Apr 24, 2013 @ 4:00am 
I'm getting this same issue and running it on Windows Vista.
Twinnrova Apr 24, 2013 @ 1:26pm 
I really wish someone could help us resolve these issues :/
FatBoySlim Apr 24, 2013 @ 4:47pm 
windows vista here and getting the same problem :(
williew7051980 Apr 24, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
I'm running Vista 64bit and had the same problem. I went to the program under my steamapps/common/postmortem folder. From there I right clicked on the program icon and set compatabliity mode to disable visual themes and desktop composition. This got the game to work for me. I also run AVG Free 2013 anti virus and had to click on an option to have the program show up as trusted. I hope this helps the rest of you.
Last edited by williew7051980; Apr 24, 2013 @ 10:52pm
MartiniPie Apr 25, 2013 @ 1:03am 
Oh! I found a fix for this, you need to locate your steam.exe file in Program Files, right click it and select "run as administrator"
FatBoySlim Apr 25, 2013 @ 4:17pm 
did everything that was mentioned above and still no luck :(
Twinnrova Apr 25, 2013 @ 7:51pm 
The run as administrator method isn't working for me either :/
williew7051980 Apr 25, 2013 @ 8:19pm 
You may also try downgrading the OS in compatiblity mode. I read this article which is loosely related to this exact issue. Try what this guy says with your Post Mortem game. I was able to get it to work without going as far as he did, but it couldn't hurt to try.

http://alexborisov.org/how-to-run-still-life-under-windows-7vista-ultimate/
williew7051980 Apr 26, 2013 @ 5:35am 
I spoke too soon. After installing another game on my computer and restarting it, I am back to the same problem everyone else is having. No tweaking with compatiblity mode seems to be helping either. It worked for a while though, I swear!
FatBoySlim Apr 26, 2013 @ 8:31am 
lol
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