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SacreBleu Nov 5, 2012 @ 1:01pm
Sleeping Dogs - Windows 8 *FIX*
Hey all, I have seen some messages on social media and here on the forums about people having difficulties getting this game to work on Windows 8.

The only think you have to do is download the DirecX redistributables.
You can find those here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

Now, make sure to REBOOT your computer. It's important, that game will not boot if you don't reboot your computer after installing the binaries. The game should work marvellously after this.
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KeyboardDemon Jan 31, 2013 @ 9:19am 
Thanks for the tip, but this hasn't fixed my issue. My issue is that game starts and plays ok and then randomly the screen goes from full screen to windowed mode and the windows contents are all black. I can hear sound suggesting the game is playing ok but all I can see if a completely black window.

My hardware is OK, I'm running a Windows 8 PC, with an i7 3770k (at stock speed), Asus Sabretooth Z77 mobo, 8gb 1600mhz RAM, HD 6990 GPU. The game ran fine on the same hardware until I upgraded to Windows 8.

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this, I've not got much left to finish the game?
Sam Reed Feb 9, 2013 @ 12:17pm 
I have the same problem with an i5-3570k, UD5h and a HD5770
FunkSausage Feb 9, 2013 @ 9:28pm 
did you do an upgrade or clean install of windows 8? I did a clean install ("reset") and the game runs fine for me
rob0976 Feb 10, 2013 @ 7:31pm 
I've got a GTX570 and all other PC requirements to play this game and i hve the same problem.
Viral Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:58am 
Oh wow, this actually helped me....sorry to revive an old Topic, but thank you very much :)
Spawk Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:51pm 
Originally posted by Viral:
Oh wow, this actually helped me....sorry to revive an old Topic, but thank you very much :)
It's only been said in almost every support topic ever.
Viral Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:59pm 
Originally posted by Ultimacy:
Originally posted by Viral:
Oh wow, this actually helped me....sorry to revive an old Topic, but thank you very much :)
It's only been said in almost every support topic ever.
I've checked quite a few and didn't find this, guess I was not looking good enough >_<
scardflesh Aug 31, 2013 @ 2:26pm 
sleeping dogs still will not work for me
rob0976 Sep 1, 2013 @ 11:46am 
I went from a NV570 to a AMD7950 and i now have no problems oh and i'm running WIN7
kisfiu87 Nov 9, 2013 @ 6:55am 
Originally posted by Sacre Bleu:
Hey all, I have seen some messages on social media and here on the forums about people having difficulties getting this game to work on Windows 8.

The only think you have to do is download the DirecX redistributables.
You can find those here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

Now, make sure to REBOOT your computer. It's important, that game will not boot if you don't reboot your computer after installing the binaries. The game should work marvellously after this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r91iEcqcRoQ
Still no way to get it work in full screen. Game keeps stuck in Windowed mode whatever things I do (rebooting, DirectX re-install, pray...).
Performances in windowed mode are not great even modifying video settings.
If I find something I will post back
Wizette Jun 21, 2014 @ 8:56am 
I have a Windows 8, and the game doesn't run at all :c The screen just goes black. What to do?
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Date Posted: Nov 5, 2012 @ 1:01pm
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