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Bulletstorm not launching in Windows 8: Consumer Preview

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    Windows 7: Professional - Service Pack 1 (Soon to be Windows 8: Release Preview)

    Bulletstorm not launching in Windows 8: Consumer Preview


    I installed Bulletstorm on my Win 8 PC the other day and while it installed, it hasn't been launching for some reason. Whenever I try to launch it nothing ever comes up. I tried launching it from the Start Menu, Game Explorer, Steam, and the actual exe but nothing worked. I even tried launching as admin but it seems to refuse to launch. Any Help? It's the boxed version btw.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Try using compatibility mode for Win7.. Or use whatever the system recommends for the .exe.
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    Windows 7: Professional - Service Pack 1 (Soon to be Windows 8: Release Preview)


    Quote Originally Posted by RobinSchouten View Post
    Try using compatibility mode for Win7.. Or use whatever the system recommends for the .exe.
    Running in Compatibility Mode for 7/Vista/XP doesn't work, my system recommends running it using Compatibility Mode with Windows XP SP3 but it still doesn't work.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Hmm... What happens when you delete the game and install via Steam download instead of DVD?
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    Windows 7: Professional - Service Pack 1 (Soon to be Windows 8: Release Preview)


    Quote Originally Posted by RobinSchouten View Post
    Hmm... What happens when you delete the game and install via Steam download instead of DVD?
    I haven't bought it on Steam, I just have the DVD.
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    Bulletstorm requires "Games For Windows Marketplace" to be active in the background. Make sure your account with them is running. I am playing Bulltetstorm in W8CP and GFWM starts automatically when I open the game. Check your account.
    I actually see improvements in this game and many others under W8CP compared to my previous W7U.
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