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Windows 8 Fix
By ZimM
A fix for "CreatePrimSurface failed" crash and low FPS
 
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Windows 8 Fix
Hi everyone.

On Windows 8, the game runs very slow for some people, and for others it just crashes with "CreatePrimSurface failed" error. Yes, I know it says "Windows 8 not supported" on the store page, but this is not an excuse for me :)

So here is the fix:
1. Download this archive[www.dropbox.com].
This is a set of libraries from Wine project that emulate DirectDraw with OpenGL (and they do that way better than Windows 8 does)
2. Unzip the contents of the archive to Original War installation (usually "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Original War\")

That's it. With this fix, everything works as it always worked on previous Windows versions without any other hacks. At least for me, it fixed the "CreatePrimSurface failed" crash and allowed to play the game pretty much flawlessly.
Hope this helps someone.
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14 Comments
Antitheus Nov 11, 2016 @ 2:04pm 
@sTv:
https://original-war.net/articles.php?a=the_latest_patch - launcher -> configuration -> renderer -> OpenGL
sTv Nov 11, 2016 @ 10:30am 
Well, I do not have Steam version of the game, I have an old cd version. Various patches did not work and I have a problem with low fps.
ZimM  [author] Nov 11, 2016 @ 10:18am 
@sTv
This fix is not required anymore in the latest versions of OW :)
sTv Nov 5, 2016 @ 4:19pm 
Reupload please :)
xJames May 30, 2015 @ 3:50am 
TNX !!!
Antitheus May 21, 2015 @ 1:39am 
This fix is for DDraw copies only. Nowadays, the newest patch allows you to choose between DDraw and OpenGL renderer, which solves FPS problems. Anyway, those libraries saved my ass back then.
Kaito_Shion Feb 4, 2015 @ 1:37am 
TY
eM.De Dec 20, 2014 @ 8:07pm 
TY :)
BlazedBanana Aug 21, 2014 @ 10:46pm 
Awesome my man Awesome just Awesome Man just Wow!
Vodka and Balalajka Apr 12, 2014 @ 4:05am 
Wow man. You saved my life :D Playing in windowed mode with two displays was a pain. This fix is great.