Cities XL won't start in Windows 8

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Cities XL won't start in Windows 8

Postby Thvers » 05 October 2011, 16:40

Hello,

I've installed Cities XL again after updating from windows 7 to windows 8, but when I start the game from the desktop or c:\....\
citiesxl.exe it will not start.

I have tried to run it in Windows 7 mode and even Xp service pack 3 but nothing helps.

I also installed the newest patch there is available (1.5)...

Can somebody help me, because I dont want to reinstall windows 7 only for this game :(

EDIT: (5 october 16:53)

Even run it as administrator but even that wont start the game.
I've a 64bit OS

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Re: Cities XL won't start in Windows 8

Postby Oliver » 05 October 2011, 17:00

Sorry, nearly nobody has got Windows 8 yet, neither I think that CXL will be ever compatible to Windows 8.
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Re: Cities XL won't start in Windows 8

Postby Thvers » 05 October 2011, 18:57

yeah thats what I thought but you never know, maby someone here got windows 8 and had the sma problem.

But I downgraded to Windows 7 again, On a normal computer w8 is useless...

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Re: Cities XL won't start in Windows 8

Postby mr-tom » 05 October 2011, 18:58

I imagine that when Win 8 is released, CXL will be as compatible as most other games, if that makes sense...
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Re: Cities XL won't start in Windows 8

Postby andreharv » 20 October 2011, 14:57

I also have windows 8 and I cannot get the game to work. It doesn't do anything (no screens open up).

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Re: Cities XL won't start in Windows 8

Postby nicko2u » 20 October 2011, 16:17

andreharv wrote:I also have windows 8 and I cannot get the game to work. It doesn't do anything (no screens open up).


Yeah I have windows 9 try that it works fine.

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Re: Cities XL won't start in Windows 8

Postby desty128 » 20 October 2011, 17:16

I just wanted to ask how you two have windows 8 when it isn't even scheduled to be released until early next year? (I assume that is why nicko2u was joking about windows 9...)

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Re: Cities XL won't start in Windows 8

Postby Mechalic » 22 October 2011, 09:24

The reason they would have Windows 8 is because they would have the development version.

Regardless, upgrading your version to Windows 8, to an operating system in which nearly 100% of all games and programs have no support for is just pure idiocy, and then to come on here and whinge that it's not compatiable? Go figure, of course it's not compatiable, because it's not due for release for quite awhile. And nothing is released with that in mind.

We have people whom are stuck in the past, whom almost 12years on are still using XP, which to me is sad, it's like being in the year 2000 and using software from 1988, Windows 7 is still relativley new, especially after the Vista debarkle, so stick with it for at least another few years.

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Re: Cities XL won't start in Windows 8

Postby mikamochacxl2011 » 05 November 2011, 11:10

I currently have 3 Operating Systems. These are:
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium,
Windows 8 (Developer Preview, and
Ubuntu 11.10

I use Windows 7 to browse, play games (including Cities XL), and anything else. I got Windows 8 from a Computer Magazine (Infokomputer) DVD, and I install it because there are some Programs that can only run on Windows 8. Ubuntu is for recovery.
Desktop:
Intel i3 2100; NVIDIA GeForce GTS450 1GB; Intel H67; 4GB Ram; 500GB HDD; 21.5" full HD; Windows 7 HP 64 bit

Laptop:
Asus A43S Intel i5 2450M, NVIDIA GT 630M; 4GB Ram, 500GB HDD; 14" HD; Windows 7 HP 64 bit

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Re: Cities XL won't start in Windows 8

Postby jayinatlanta » 27 November 2011, 10:49

Just so you know, Cities XL 2011 and 2012 do not run on Windows 8 either. They die without displaying anything of any kind, when running in Win8, Win7, or WinXPSP3 compatibility mode. It might be the intro video causing the issue or might be something else.

Yes, some of us use bleeding edge operating systems with DX10/Win 8. And please note that Cities XL 2012 better eventually work with Win 8 or calling it 2012 will be kind of a joke.

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Jay


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