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[WD] Doesn't Work in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

posted by SaviorX on - last edited - Viewed by 2.5K users
Is anyone having issues running this on Windows 8 Consumer Preview? The Steam dialog will pop up, but then nothing else. No process is created for the game.

Tested the same Steam installation on Windows 7 and it worked fine, so this is definitely related to Windows 8.
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  • Windows 8 isn't even in beta state right now. Why do you wonder if something doesn't work?
  • SaviorX;601040 said:
    Is anyone having issues running this on Windows 8 Consumer Preview? The Steam dialog will pop up, but then nothing else. No process is created for the game.

    Tested the same Steam installation on Windows 7 and it worked fine, so this is definitely related to Windows 8.

    I completed the game on Windows 8 last night, had to run the game in XP SP3 compatibility mode and i had to disable my 360 pad for it to even start.
  • you should have no expectations on Win8no 3rd party apps are officially supported or could be expected to run.
  • wilsonk;601047 said:
    I completed the game on Windows 8 last night, had to run the game in XP SP3 compatibility mode and i had to disable my 360 pad for it to even start.
    Can't believe this worked. Especially unplugging the Xbox controller. Thanks:)
  • der_ketzer;601043 said:
    Windows 8 isn't even in beta state right now. Why do you wonder if something doesn't work?
    Consumer Preview = Beta :)
    wilsonk;601047 said:
    I completed the game on Windows 8 last night, had to run the game in XP SP3 compatibility mode and i had to disable my 360 pad for it to even start.
    Interesting set of steps. Thanks a lot for the help!
  • SaviorX;601946 said:
    Consumer Preview = Beta :)
    It's not a "beta" it's a preview.
  • wilsonk;601047 said:
    I completed the game on Windows 8 last night, had to run the game in XP SP3 compatibility mode and i had to disable my 360 pad for it to even start.
    I could kiss you. I might kiss you, you beautiful bastard.

    Nothing I tried before this worked, and I was on the verge of giving up until a later date.
  • bit_crusherrr;602123 said:
    It's not a "beta" it's a preview.
    No, trust me, it is. I work for Microsoft as a Windows developer. :)

    Developer Preview = Alpha
    Consumer Preview = Beta
  • You are amazing my man. After searching for forever, I finally got it to work!

    Disconnecting the Xbox 360 gamepad from USB and setting compatibility mode to XP SP3 worked like a charm. I could just kiss you!

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    Paying it forward for others! :D :D :D Signed up to this forum just to thank you!
  • I just went from the Dev Preview to the Release Preview, build 8400 I just got it to work by unplugging the 360 controller.

    I did not need to set it to run for XP.

    Regards
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