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Can't play games

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Can't play games


    Hey all, I can't seem to play games on my windows.
    I'm using a macbook pro, using boot camp, i've installed the drivers that came with bootcamp and checked and updated them in windows 8. I have tried booting pre updating and post updating and it didn't work either time.

    The problem seems to be that whenever I boot up a game, it will get to just before it starts and then crashes. However this is not true with all games. So far I have played:

    (Working)
    Pinball FX 2
    Terraria
    Solitaire

    (Not working)
    Gta IV (Gets to social club login (not in game), then after pressing play offline or play, the screen disappears and nothing happens)
    Mass effect (Crashes at a configuration screen you need to use before playing for your first time)
    Civilization IV (Claimed it couldn't find steam)

    Thanks anyone for helping.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Found the problem whilst playing around with Civ V.

    I'm running a mac and it seems the direct x 10 and 11 doesn't want to work with it at the moment. Uninstalling and telling everything to go to direct x 9 makes it all work fine. You'll need to reinstall all games if using steam.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by mrlittleduck View Post
    Uninstalling and telling everything to go to direct x 9 makes it all work fine.
    How to mrlittleduck?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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