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Old 10-27-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
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Windows 8 installed, L4D2 now no workie

Just installed W8.
L4D2 crashes to desktop when I try to run it.
I can run CS:GO fine.
I removed all launch options.
Ideas anyone?

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Old 10-27-2012, 04:48 AM   #2
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Verify the cache of the game.

I had a similar issue in the release preview and verifying fixed it for me. Give it a try.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:56 AM   #3
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Thats too easy but I will try it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:05 AM   #4
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I just finally threw win7 on my pc (upgrading from xp) and I left my steam folder alone on a separate drive. When I was done I had the same issue, and l4d2 (as well as portal2) crashes while loading up. Verifying the cache worked for me.

Please let us know if this fixes your issue, and if you have a minute let us know how the game actually runs in comparison from your previous OS.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:09 AM   #5
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I just finally threw win7 on my pc (upgrading from xp) and I left my steam folder alone on a separate drive. When I was done I had the same issue, and l4d2 (as well as portal2) crashes while loading up. Verifying the cache worked for me.

Please let us know if this fixes your issue, and if you have a minute let us know how the game actually runs in comparison from your previous OS.
OK but I went from W7-64 to W8-64.
Make sure you turn UAC all the way off.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:29 AM   #6
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The reason: Windows 8. :|

That OS is a complete disaster, and even the co-founder of Microsoft found it puzzling and confusing. I suggest sticking with Windows 7 if you can.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:33 AM   #7
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I don't understand why people install a completely new OS (ie. anything younger than a year) and expect things as punishing and resource-manipulating as games to work. Make a dual-boot, if you have one machine, and keep one boot for the experimental OS'es, and the other for things that require the stability and flexibility of a 'shopworn' OS.
(My game rig still runs XP, and it runs them fine. ;])
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:55 AM   #8
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Alien Swarm, Verifying game cache worked. Problem fixed thanks.
To others, no need to get into this OS vs that OS. Just use what you want and don't bother others.
FYI, W8 boost and runs faster that W7. It's a much leaner OS than W7.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:59 AM   #9
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Just installed W8.
L4D2 crashes to desktop when I try to run it.
I can run CS:GO fine.
I removed all launch options.
Ideas anyone?

OS MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
CPU AMD Phenom II X6 1100T (Black Edition) Thuban 45nm Technology
RAM 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz
Motherboard ASUSTeK M4A87TD/USB3 (AM3)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1536 MB
Monitor 32" LG HDTV (1920x1080@120Hz)
Hard Drives 2 ea. 977GB Seagate Baracuda(SATA) HDD
Audio NVIDIA High Definition 7.1 Audio
Corsair Vengeance® 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset
Mad Katz Cyborg v7 Programmable Keyboard
Mad Katz Cyborg R.A.T 7 Gaming Mouse
Run le L4d2 in le windows 7 mode ?
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:55 PM   #10
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im on windows 8...make sure you have the winodows 8 nivida video card driver.
and for the haters win8 is not that bad as long as you avoid the metro menu like i do.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:33 PM   #11
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In my case, verifying the cache did nothing.

Upgrading to NVIDIA's 310.33 Beta drivers fixed the problem straight away.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:35 PM   #12
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Too much misinformation and Windows 8 hate. To fix this delete the files in the cfg directory (\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\cfg) then verify the cache to redownload clean versions of the files you deleted. Then it'll work on Windows 8 without crashing to the desktop.

I'm thinking this might be an incompatibility caused by L4D2 with Windows 8 with graphics settings or something like that.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:52 AM   #13
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The reason: Windows 8. :|

That OS is a complete disaster, and even the co-founder of Microsoft found it puzzling and confusing. I suggest sticking with Windows 7 if you can.

you need normal to high IQ to be able to work in windows 8 ...
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:13 AM   #14
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Thumbs up Roflz

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you need normal to high IQ to be able to work in windows 8 ...
Roflz .. correct +rep
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