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op1ekun Oct 15, 2015 @ 4:22pm
A required security module cannot be activated. This program cannot be executed (8016).
Trying to run the game on Win10. I have the newest skylake i7, and Asus Maximus VII motherboard. I heard there were issues with skylake, and other games using SecuROM.
Help anyone? I've just bought the game :(
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.fortune Oct 15, 2015 @ 5:05pm 
Same exact issue here, same exact build in my PC, except I have a Skylake i5. Apparently there's a BIOS update that you can do or some such to get it working on Windows 7 or 8.1, but I have seen people say that with Windows 10 it's still impossible to play SecuROM games.
Last edited by .fortune; Oct 15, 2015 @ 5:06pm
Ѕσjδμгиеŗ Oct 15, 2015 @ 5:12pm 
Type that message into Google, including the error code (using quotes around the entire msg). Some application is running that SecuROM doesn't like. Maybe the error code will give you a hint as to which one it is, so you can shut it down before launching the game.

In my case it has been Process Explorer, which is the Microsoft-approved replacement for Task Manager (but the error code is 5024).

Good luck.
Last edited by Ѕσjδμгиеŗ; Oct 15, 2015 @ 5:13pm
Mikehax9 Oct 15, 2015 @ 8:07pm 
i have the same error, i canot start the game :/
Lyze of Kiel Oct 16, 2015 @ 6:15am 
Same issue here, pretty much the same built as well, Skylake i5 running on window 8. Any idea how to troubleshoot the issue?
Ryan224 Oct 16, 2015 @ 6:45am 
is it windows 10 itself that wont let it run? I have windows 10 and am trying to decide if I should buy the game before the sale ends!
Ѕσjδμгиеŗ Oct 16, 2015 @ 9:28am 
Originally posted by Ryan:
is it windows 10 itself that wont let it run? I have windows 10 and am trying to decide if I should buy the game before the sale ends!

You can buy games with the "Gift" option and store in your inventory for later.

I would just buy it, since this title doesn't go on sale very often.
op1ekun Oct 16, 2015 @ 12:27pm 
Google search unfortunately returns a lot of meaningless results for "Crysis 3" or "GTA 4"...

It seems that is all fault of win10:
http://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2015/08/windows-10-wont-run-games-with-securom-drm-says-microsoft/

My friend recommended me to get a crack for the game.
I still wonder what why it still happens on win8...?
Proglacial Oct 16, 2015 @ 1:26pm 
Same error here
Ryan224 Oct 16, 2015 @ 1:44pm 
yeah I havent found a torrent yet that sounds like a crack for 64 bit windows 10
Ceejay Oct 16, 2015 @ 2:08pm 
I dont even get an error it just crashes to desktop. I can run crysis 2, 3 and other games including a few secureom games fine (including gta iv as this was previously mentions)

Still got a few things to try, but its the first game I have had an issue running a game under 10 and pretty sure its not down to 10 directly, especially as I know it runs fine in 10 for others. :p
Edit
My issue was fixed with a 64 bit patch from another thread, just have issues with full screen now, but securom is not affecting my win 10 games.
Last edited by Ceejay; Oct 16, 2015 @ 3:34pm
Muerto Oct 16, 2015 @ 4:25pm 
Look up 64 bit Crysis patch. I forgot what the files are called exactly, but it lets you run the game in compatibilty mode for Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) which is needed. If i find the fix I'll update you.
Muerto Oct 16, 2015 @ 4:29pm 
Okay, try this first. Then tell me if it works for you. Had the same trouble yesterday. http://answers.ea.com/t5/Crysis-3/still-cant-play-crysis-1-and-crysis-warhead/m-p/4772549/highlight/false#M12091
Sambrero Jan 22, 2017 @ 12:54am 
Originally posted by Ѕσjδμгиеŗ:
Type that message into Google, including the error code (using quotes around the entire msg). Some application is running that SecuROM doesn't like. Maybe the error code will give you a hint as to which one it is, so you can shut it down before launching the game.

In my case it has been Process Explorer, which is the Microsoft-approved replacement for Task Manager (but the error code is 5024).

Good luck.
Nice , i typed it to google, with quotes and here is where i got redirected :D
Ceejay Jan 23, 2017 @ 12:11pm 
Its not a secureom issue. I have recently reinstalled the game all I had to do was put this in my launch options. the FE enables the use of all cores, stops the game crashing at launch.

/affinity FE

Different computers need different solutions for various reasons. Fx 8350. gtx970.
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