*!F* JaYbOnE Nov 27, 2012 @ 10:01am
Left 4 Dead 2 + Windows 8 Crash
Hey Im new to the forums!! Just bought Windows 8 Pro x64 and installed steam + Left 4 Dead 2. Whenever I launch this game it plays the startup vid, displays the loading screen and then crashes to desktop without an error!! All my graphics drivers and Windows updates are installed. Can ANYBODY please shed some light on this matter?
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beast Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:02am 
I had the same problem. All i did was verify the game files from the properites menu and it seemed to work fine. Hope that helps.
Symphony Of CaRnaGe Nov 27, 2012 @ 12:13pm 
I got the same issue with xp pro and i backed up the files hopein it would restore it but same issue still.
Kitsune Nov 27, 2012 @ 12:44pm 
From what I've gathered, I believe that sometimes Steam won't download certain files necessary for L4D2 to play nice with Windows 8. As beast said, try Verifying the Game Files, I'm pretty sure that will solve your issue.
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anon (Banned) Nov 27, 2012 @ 1:06pm 
verifying the game is enough, you don't have to do anymore.
Snowball Nov 28, 2012 @ 12:18pm 
valve sadi them selves that most steam products wont do on windows 8 because gabe newell turned a eye to the look of it, so that means most games wont work.
Judge Lazar Nov 28, 2012 @ 6:51pm 
That's what you get for buying a smart phone OS for a desktop. I hope more companies refuse to support windows 8 to teach Microsoft a lesson. STOP MAKING CRAP GUIs. There is nothing wrong with the good ole windows 95/98 interface.
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Sᴱᴺᵀᴵᴺᴱᴸ Nov 29, 2012 @ 6:33am 
And your correct theres no point in windows 8 thats why its $49.99 simply becasue its cheap and crappy i need to bring up some basic ♥♥♥♥, why'd they make a GUI thats fantastically shi



Originally posted by Giorgio A. Tsoukalos:
That's what you get for buying a smart phone OS for a desktop. I hope more companies refuse to support windows 8 to teach Microsoft a lesson. STOP MAKING CRAP GUIs. There is nothing wrong with the good ole windows 95/98 interface.
*!F* JaYbOnE Nov 29, 2012 @ 7:57am 
hahaha well its the first genuine os ive owned thanks to the "correct" pricing and, well, i kinda like it!! Anyways back to the meat and potatoes, thanks to those who mentioned that I needed to verify the game files!! It downloaded a 7mb update and from there on my L4D2 worked flawlessly!! So thank you all once again for your swift help!! :) now just actually finding an online game would be the dessert.... ;)
Horny Cyka Boy Mar 14, 2013 @ 12:38pm 
hey guys i did the thing you say and it didnt worked at all i verify the game files i backed up the files and it tels me that one file wasnt installed why!!!
[G4H]Assert Jul 9, 2013 @ 11:15am 
Originally posted by Judge Lazar:
That's what you get for buying a smart phone OS for a desktop. I hope more companies refuse to support windows 8 to teach Microsoft a lesson. STOP MAKING CRAP GUIs. There is nothing wrong with the good ole windows 95/98 interface.
but if you think like this no one will play on pc because of that and money will stop coming to valve because of the high number of player that have to take w8 because w7 is blocked :/
Probably valve will make games work good either for w8.But on one thing i am whit you,w8 really sucks
iTrhill_Claws Mar 15 @ 1:22pm 
Thanks for the solution.

Even if I (unwillingly) downloaded all the files again on my fresh install of win8, checked twice my vid card drivers it crashed. Then, after reading this, I did the integrity check and I just completed the first level on single, seems fine.
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Date Posted: Nov 27, 2012 @ 10:01am
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