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Fix for NFS Hot Pursuit on Windows 8?


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#1
I read on a Steam forum that Need for Speed Hot Pursuit does not support Windows 8 and those that try to run it can't get the game to start and they say no error message is displayed. Well when I install NFS Hot Pursuit from my physical copy of the game it does not start but I do get an error and it is the "d3dx9_42 dll is missing" error. Is there a fix for NFS Hot Pursuit to get it running on Windows 8?
 

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Enigma

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#3
I have both the Steam and Origin versions of NFSHP (I bought it on Steam, but many ppl dont realize that alot of EA's game codes on Steam can also be registered on Origin). I got no such error when launching and the game plays fine. I'm pretty sure it's compatible with Windows 8. If it's not working for you then it's probably down to your DirectX.
 

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dskiller

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#4
I was going to test it on my windows 8 system, but I past my activation limit. and EA is giving me the run around with extending the limit...saying I have to call there specialist, blah blah

fu*** EA
 

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    windows 8.1
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Enigma

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#5
@ dskiller: Is it the Steam or Origin version? If Steam, right-click on the game and get your CD Key, then install Origin and register the code within the Origin client. It might just let you play without throwing up any activation crap. Just make sure you uninstall the Steam version first, Origin will still need to redownload it.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G700
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3632QM, 2.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    6 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA 720M, Intel HD 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 (max)
    Hard Drives
    1 TB HDD (5400 RPM), 1.5 TB HDD (5400 RPM) installed in a 12.7mm disc drive caddy
    Case
    Lenovo
    Keyboard
    Lenovo
    Mouse
    Laptop/notebook keyboard/touchpad
    Internet Speed
    It varies, since I'm mobile most of the time
    Browser
    Chromium (the open-source browser which Google Chrome is derived from)
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, Spybot, Privatefirewall
    Other Info
    I will add more information here later

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