Cities XL 2011

Sonofward Sep 5, 2013 @ 5:46pm
Game wont load
Failed to load D3D device, unable to find requested mode , running on windows 8
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Simmile Sep 6, 2013 @ 5:32pm 
I also have windows 8, did you get it to work? I want to purchase the game as it is on sale and may be work the 4.99 with all the problems it has.
Sonofward Sep 6, 2013 @ 6:46pm 
well the support team for the game replied to my email quicly, asked for some specs and there working on it so it looks good... fingers crossed
mahoon Sep 7, 2013 @ 2:57pm 
Same happened to me - Failed to load D3D, requested mode of 800x600@0 or some such. This looks, to me, like the game's trying to boot in 800x600 and as I'm runnin at 3150x1050 (3 monitors in portrait) it's falling over. I get round it (bear in mind I have 2x Radeon HD6870s in Crossfire, so adjust according to your own set up): Start/open Catalyst Control Center. Disable Eyefinity group, rotate display to landscape (turn mouse sideways!), start game. Alt-tab back to Catalyst Control Center, rotate displays again, recreate Eyefinity group, return to game and expand window to full-size. Voila! Working fine across all screens. Not pleasant, but better than wasting money on a game I can't play. And, for the record, I've enjoyed playing it for the last hour or so.
Last edited by mahoon; Sep 7, 2013 @ 2:58pm
wheefle Sep 9, 2013 @ 12:03am 
I have this same Issue and that Catalyst won't work for NVidia
wheefle Sep 9, 2013 @ 1:28am 
I solved the issue myself.
Simply adjust your screens current resolution into 800x600 setting, if you can.
Afterwards, run the game. It should take a little while to load. Once it has loaded; go into the settings change the game's resolution into whatever your screen's resolution was before you had to adjust it.i.e 1920x1080.

Now simply exit and adjust your screen back to your previous state. Run the game again and you should be able to play it fine. Windows 8 and everything.
Last edited by wheefle; Sep 9, 2013 @ 1:28am
Sonofward Sep 9, 2013 @ 5:34am 
It worked, thank you guys for the help
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