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Hey all, i've tried a few different solutions, and I can't get a single game to work with steam on windows 8.1

even uninstalled and re-insalled all steam apps, info, games, and everything.

any ideas for a fix?
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

Hey all, i've tried a few different solutions, and I can't get a single game to work with steam on windows 8.1

even uninstalled and re-insalled all steam apps, info, games, and everything.

any ideas for a fix?

Can you explain the issue? Is it CTD? Steam games only? Do you have latest GPU and chipset drivers installed? Error messages?
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latest GPU, running i7 2600k gtx 670 latest drivers.

Start any game ( CSS, Civ5, ) and when loading up the main menu, it just black screens, and i'm often forced to re-start as I can't always CtlAltDel to get out.

Installed steam twice on a SSD and a HDD to see if that was an issue, and no dice.
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latest GPU, running i7 2600k gtx 670 latest drivers.

Start any game ( CSS, Civ5, ) and when loading up the main menu, it just black screens, and i'm often forced to re-start as I can't always CtlAltDel to get out.

Installed steam twice on a SSD and a HDD to see if that was an issue, and no dice.

Is windows and DX up to date?
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Do you have any non-steam games? If so, do they work ok?

Also, have you tried uninstall/reinstall of nvidia drivers?
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post #7 of 11
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all my origin games work (BF3/bf4/simCity

the only steam game that works that i've tried is torchlight2, but i play CSS and Civ and cant get those to work at all.
post #8 of 11
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Is windows and DX up to date?

Sounds like this, if you try to start any game and the game blacks out and doesn't start then you don't have the latest DirectX installed. Believe it or not, Windows Update doesn't update DirectX for you as it's really not considered an important update. You have to manually update DirectX yourself or you get the black screen or errors telling you you're missing DLL's.
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post #9 of 11
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from what i've read, 8.1 includes dx 11.2 ( the latest version ) and there is no other way to update it aside from updating windows ( and i have the latest version )
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from what i've read, 8.1 includes dx 11.2 ( the latest version ) and there is no other way to update it aside from updating windows ( and i have the latest version )

Directx isn't all inclusive. You can have Dx 11.2, but be missing the parts of dx9 your game needs.
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