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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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  • 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
  • Thanks for this, and thanks to Anton to for tagging it. Unplugging the controller worked great. Looks like it's probably an xinput issue then.
  • Oh, thank you so much. I am also running RP, and unplugging my controller made everything happy. No compatibility settings necessary.
  • I had to remove Logitech MoMo force feedback wheel to get the game starting so i think if anyone got any game controller that`s plugged in .The Walkin Dead wont start in windows 8 RELEASE PREVIEW.
  • I have windows 8 pro RTM. not beta. full
    still have to disconnect 360 controller wireless thing for game to launch.

    dev team fix!
  • Hello all, after upgrading to Windows 8, my Steam version of the game stopped working for me. I don't have any wireless controller hooked up, have tried every possible compatibility settings, did the Steam cache validation and cache, the game still won't launch for me. help!
  • Found a fix for me on Windows 8 RTM (x64).

    I have an xbox 360 wireless adapter and could not get the game to launch at all, even after unplugging it, changing compatibility mode to XP SP3, run as Administrator, etc.

    Here's what worked for me as I found a clue for this in another thread on this forum (http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29796&page=2)

    Anyway, here's what I did:

    Download DINPUT8.DLL from here - http://www.dlldump.com/download-dll-files_new.php/dllfiles/D/dinput8.dll/5.03.2600.2180/download.html

    Put this file in your Walking Dead installation dir (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\The Walking Dead)

    Play

    I went back and turned off all the 'run as admin', XP SP3 compatibility mode, etc and it still ran fine.

    I hope this also fixes controller support so I can run this from the Big Picture interface on steam, haven't tested that yet.
  • smiley2billion;679953 said:
    Found a fix for me on Windows 8 RTM (x64).

    I have an xbox 360 wireless adapter and could not get the game to launch at all, even after unplugging it, changing compatibility mode to XP SP3, run as Administrator, etc.

    Here's what worked for me as I found a clue for this in another thread on this forum (http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29796&page=2)

    Anyway, here's what I did:

    Download DINPUT8.DLL from here - http://www.dlldump.com/download-dll-files_new.php/dllfiles/D/dinput8.dll/5.03.2600.2180/download.html

    Put this file in your Walking Dead installation dir (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\The Walking Dead)

    Play

    I went back and turned off all the 'run as admin', XP SP3 compatibility mode, etc and it still ran fine.

    I hope this also fixes controller support so I can run this from the Big Picture interface on steam, haven't tested that yet.
    This indeed fixes controller support. thanks for this.
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