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Hey everyone, I can't get most of my games to work with steam ( win 8.1 )

Most just start to a black screen and I have to restart the system ( can't kill the game via task manager )


Only option I have left is downgrade back to win7, but thats so much work to make my games playable.

Anyone have any general ideas why I cant play my games?

( win on an SSD, games on HDD )
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Thats odd indeed. Were there recent changes? Updates or the like?
    
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no, I just rarely play steam games, but ever since I've upgarded to win8, i've been unable to play most of my games ( a few work )
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no, I just rarely play steam games, but ever since I've upgarded to win8, i've been unable to play most of my games ( a few work )

Shouldn't be a Win8 problem. Running Win 8.1 here and with the exception of Bioshock 1 (which doesn't play nice with Win 7 either) all 782 of my other Steam games work fine. Gotta be an issue somewhere else.

I assume you verified the game caches via Steam? And also fresh installed Steam?
 
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Is it Win 8 or 8.1? If its 8.1 did you upgrade to it from 8 or clean install?

Have you checked eventvwr logs?

Are all of your drivers up to date?

Do you get any error messages when trying to run the games?

What are your system specs?
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............ all 782 of my other Steam games work fine.

Have you really tried all 782 of them?? I'm joking of course. wink.gif
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latest windows, latest drivers, completely reinstalled steam, checked downloads, game cahce, etc. and my games several times, all drivers good,

specs
i7 2600k at 5.0ghz
gtx 760
16gig ram

Know games to not work
-CSS
-Left4Dead2
-CivilzationV
( pretty much the only games I wanna play )

9/10 times i'm working in OSX and I Don't game that often, so its not that big of a deal, but I've been itching to play Civ5 as it ( used ) to run so much smoother in Windows than it does on OSX

Working:
- Torchlight2
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

latest windows, latest drivers, completely reinstalled steam, checked downloads, game cahce, etc. and my games several times, all drivers good,

specs
i7 2600k at 5.0ghz
gtx 760
16gig ram

Know games to not work
-CSS
-Left4Dead2
-CivilzationV
( pretty much the only games I wanna play )

9/10 times i'm working in OSX and I Don't game that often, so its not that big of a deal, but I've been itching to play Civ5 as it ( used ) to run so much smoother in Windows than it does on OSX

Working:
- Torchlight2

All 3 of those work over here on my end, so it certainly doesn't seem to be a Win8 related issue. Have you tried them without your OC?
 
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Answers 4 and 5 are your friend. But in reality and to cut thing's short follow procedure indicated below.

I would suggest you down clock your processor. No exceptions.

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I am on windows 8 and all of my steam games work fine.
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