Legolas1680 Jun 16, 2014 @ 7:48pm
launching issues
after installing the game, i went to launch it. The menu screen comes up, and i click play, and then it goes away and nothing comes up. any help?
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SCTrojanbulldog Jun 16, 2014 @ 8:05pm 
If you are using windows 8.1, this happens. Just got a new razor blade laptop and I can't play skyrim. Kinda bumed about it too.
Legolas1680 Jun 16, 2014 @ 8:16pm 
so no way around it?
SCTrojanbulldog Jun 16, 2014 @ 8:31pm 
I've been hunting for a solution but it seems there's no fix. I'm wondering if it has to do with the fact 8.1 is a 64 bit system. I know a lot of software in general doesn't run well on 64 bit set-ups and we have to roll things back to 32 bit at the office.

I'm thinking it has to do with the fact that Skyrim is a demanding game in general and the slightest hitch can junk the game. Think of the dragon issues on the PS3. The never were able to fix that.

I'm just amazed that Fallout NV works just fine and Skyrim is the issue.
Last edited by SCTrojanbulldog; Jun 16, 2014 @ 8:32pm
Ilja Jun 16, 2014 @ 8:33pm 
My friend is playing the game with Windwos 8.1 and never had this issue. I am sure that there is a solution.
Legolas1680 Jun 16, 2014 @ 8:35pm 
was it already installed before the update for windows 8.1?
because on my laptop i just installed the game, and ive had 8.1 for a week or so now.
Ilja Jun 16, 2014 @ 8:39pm 
It is not a laptop, but a computer. We built it and installed Windows 8.1 about month ago. Steam and Skyrim were installed during next weekend.
Cпецназ Грyппа A Jun 16, 2014 @ 8:39pm 
Un-install windows 8.1 and install windows 7. Or you using mods? Because if you downloaded a mod and are using other mods the conflict and make this happen I had this porblem before, just had to remove a certain mod.
SCTrojanbulldog Jun 16, 2014 @ 8:40pm 
MODS. I just junked all the mods and the game runs well. Try getting rid of the mods (if you loaded them). Seems to have worked for me.
Legolas1680 Jun 16, 2014 @ 8:41pm 
i have no mods at all. just vanilla skyrim...
PotPants Jun 16, 2014 @ 8:41pm 
maybe re-install the game
Purty Jun 16, 2014 @ 9:15pm 
Verify game files, try that.
Trigger *AD* Jun 17, 2014 @ 12:58am 
look up and see community-hover over it and click on discussions, then click on Skyrim and you will find windows 8.1 , then click on PINNED thread -c/help
Last edited by Trigger *AD*; Jun 17, 2014 @ 1:00am
Legolas1680 Jun 17, 2014 @ 8:57pm 
did the SFC and still a no go.... why does windows 8 exist?
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