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Help why wont games run

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    Help why wont games run


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    Last edited by blkjock; 11 Jan 2015 at 13:10.

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    Have you tried running those games on compatibility mode?
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    Strathpine, Queensland
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    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by blkjock View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Have you tried running those games on compatibility mode?
    .....how do i do that ? lol
    Find the executable (.exe) of the game, and select Properties, then go to I think Compatibility or Advanced tab (can't remember off by heart) and tick "Run in Compatibility Mode", then try Windows 7 or Windows XP (SP3) modes.

    Might help or might not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blkjock View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Have you tried running those games on compatibility mode?
    .....how do i do that ? lol
    Find the executable (.exe) of the game, and select Properties, then go to I think Compatibility or Advanced tab (can't remember off by heart) and tick "Run in Compatibility Mode", then try Windows 7 or Windows XP (SP3) modes.

    Might help or might not.
    The Steam games are typically located in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common"
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    Quote Originally Posted by reconrey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blkjock View Post

    .....how do i do that ? lol
    Find the executable (.exe) of the game, and select Properties, then go to I think Compatibility or Advanced tab (can't remember off by heart) and tick "Run in Compatibility Mode", then try Windows 7 or Windows XP (SP3) modes.

    Might help or might not.
    The Steam games are typically located in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common"
    reinstallation may help , like DotA 2 that I've backed up wont work since its from seven to eight .
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