Problems with Games RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hello,

    There is a common problem with some games. When you double-click on them, nothing happens. Not a single process is opened.

    It has happened to me with Just Case 2 and From Dust. I've also read about somebody with the same problem with Flight Simulator X.


    On the other hand, I've tested The Elder Scrolls - Oblivion, and Angry Birds Rio, and these work perfectly.

    Has this happened to you? In which games?


    I'm using the Windows 8 Developer Preview x64

    My PC Config:

    AMD Athlon II x4 620

    AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X

    MSI 770-C45



    Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:29 PM

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  • Is it a clean installation or are you running Win8 on a virtual machine?
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    Windows 8

    • Edited by eralper Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:02 PM
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:01 PM
  • Clean install.

    Then I have two partitions dedicated to general data. nothing system related.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:21 PM
  • there are more games with issues. Keep in mind this is a developer preview. Not everything is bound to work.


    Dylan Meeus

    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:32 PM
  • Yeah, that is obvious, but what i was meant to know is if somebody knows anything else than that...

    BTW, Can we downgrade to Win 7 without losing stuff? My developing work is over, thankfully =P



    Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:54 PM
  • Thats appening to me sometimes with Left 4 Dead 2 but after a system reboot its working

    Are you sure not even a suspended process is opened? Are you using original disk game or some download from the web ?

    Sunday, September 25, 2011 3:54 PM
  • No you can't downgrade to Windows7 without losing stuff.
    The only way to get Windows7 back is by installing it off the Original installation media that you got it on.

    Also, have you tried running the games in compatibility mode?


    Dylan Meeus

    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Sunday, September 25, 2011 3:59 PM
  • I have had no problem with L4D2 so far.


    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Sunday, September 25, 2011 3:59 PM
  • One tip for applications that does not work when you click or tap on its icon, if it is a metro-style application your resolution should be at least 1280x768



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    • Edited by eralper Monday, September 26, 2011 6:24 AM
    Monday, September 26, 2011 6:23 AM