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Old 03-01-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Left 4 Dead 2 on Windows 8

Anyone else having issues? My game crashes as soon as I hit the main menu. On the consumer preview x64. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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I wouldn't expect a lot of things to work on a "preview" version of Windows 8. Maybe reinstall it?
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:08 AM   #3
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I don't have Windows 8 or know much about it, but isn't there a way to run a program in compatibility mode, like on Windows 7?
If yes, you should try running L4D2 in Windows 7 compatibility mode (if you haven't already tried).
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #4
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Anyone else having issues? My game crashes as soon as I hit the main menu. On the consumer preview x64. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
What graphics card are you using ?
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:30 AM   #5
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That's a good question. Maybe you need to update your drivers to a Windows 8 version (if they're available... I know AMD have already them for most of their GC)?
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
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I had the same problem with Windows 8 CP but after right clicking the game in Steam and deleting local content then re-installing it the game runs great. I'm getting 8-15 FPS better in Windows 8 compared to Windows 7 SP1.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:40 AM   #7
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on Windows 8
Thats your problem.

Heres your fix: Windows 7
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:13 AM   #8
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Guys, there's a reason why there are beta releases of OSes:
So people/developers can test their programs before the OS comes to the market to ensure compatibility. Therefore discussing issues is neccessary. Therefore letting the developers know is neccessary, because this does not mean that it's automatically the OSes fault. So the existence of this thread is perfectly justified.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:27 AM   #9
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What I did was remove all files from the cfg folder then verified the integrity of the cache and redownloaded files and it works now. :P

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Old 03-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #10
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Oh, I'm sorry, I hadn't realized Windows 8 wasn't a real OS, I thought it wasn't imaginary for some time.
he mean't it isn't supported, if you check Steam Requirements you will notice no game has Windows 8 displayed, thats like trying to run something on Linux or Ubuntu even though its not listed. There maybe a work around for it. But, who cares? No one is gonna update to Windows 8 from 7 right now, only Pirates will at this point. Why waste 300 dollars on a new OS when the last one seems to be fine.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:35 PM   #11
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he mean't it isn't supported, if you check Steam Requirements you will notice no game has Windows 8 displayed, thats like trying to run something on Linux or Ubuntu even though its not listed. There maybe a work around for it. But, who cares? No one is gonna update to Windows 8 from 7 right now, only Pirates will at this point. Why waste 300 dollars on a new OS when the last one seems to be fine.
As I said just running your mouths off LMAO pirates haha go try windows 8 consumer preview its free
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:08 PM   #12
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It works on 8 after you nuke the files in the cfg folder then verify the cache. Problem solved.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #13
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It works on 8 after you nuke the files in the cfg folder then verify the cache. Problem solved.
I never had to do anything mines just worked as it should like it does on windows 7 difference now being its even smoother
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:34 PM   #14
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I have the same problem in Windows 8 RTM
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:06 PM   #15
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I never had to do anything mines just worked as it should like it does on windows 7 difference now being its even smoother
Same, it worked from day 1 for me on Windows 8. I even did an upgrade install, so its weird that it doesn't work for OP.
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