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Hi there guys, Having few technical issues with D3 running on Windows 8. I see its a common issue. But some people have got it working fine so just wondering if there is a cure for it.

The games installed fine and loads the launcher up. But once I click play it loads the game up and im prompted with:
"Diablo III Retail has stopped working" and closes.

I have tried a fresh install, compatible mode but no luck so far. A bit gutting when Diablo themselves have put in the sys requirements Windows 8.


Kind Regards - Jay
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Hi there guys, Having few technical issues with D3 running on Windows 8. I see its a common issue. But some people have got it working fine so just wondering if there is a cure for it.
The games installed fine and loads the launcher up. But once I click play it loads the game up and im prompted with:
"Diablo III Retail has stopped working" and closes.
I have tried a fresh install, compatible mode but no luck so far. A bit gutting when Diablo themselves have put in the sys requirements Windows 8.
Kind Regards - Jay
it works fine for me on win8 x64. make sure to disable any overlays, like from a VOIP program (teamspeak, mumble, skype, etc) before launching the game.
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What do you mean by disable overlays? Just shut them down before loading?.
Yea I'm on the same, Win 8 64bit pro with media.
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What do you mean by disable overlays? Just shut them down before loading?.
Yea I'm on the same, Win 8 64bit pro with media.
basically just don't use them on D3. if you really want one, you can disable the overlay then try to reenable after game starts, or even try to start up the program itself after d3 launches. Mumble overlay used to crash me on launch, simply disabling the overlay allowed me to still run mumble (i didn't try to reactivate after load). I haven't had to run as admin or use compatibility modes at all.
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it works fine for me on win8 x64. make sure to disable any overlays, like from a VOIP program (teamspeak, mumble, skype, etc) before launching the game.

worth a shot as i havent had any issues playing it on Win 8 pro
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Hi there guys. Sorry for late response went to bed lol.

I've tried uninstalling Skype. Disabling running in background etc with skype and it still crashes after clicking "Play" button for d3. Really starting to do my head in now frown.gif haha.

Jay.
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Hi there guys. Sorry for late response went to bed lol.
I've tried uninstalling Skype. Disabling running in background etc with skype and it still crashes after clicking "Play" button for d3. Really starting to do my head in now frown.gif haha.
Jay.

The game works fine for me with Win8 x64. Have you tried re-installing it? I've heard of people having issues, but related to graphics drivers.
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Yea I've read the same. Most common with the MSI Burner. I've re installed and re patched it twice with no luck still frown.gif.
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Yea I've read the same. Most common with the MSI Burner. I've re installed and re patched it twice with no luck still frown.gif.

Have you tried turning MSI AB off when running the game? I had similar issues with other games using MSI AB. Stopped using it because of that.
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I'm using an Asus 7970 DCII top. I've not seen anyone have problems with this card. Ive tried turning off Catalyst Control Centre but no luck.
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