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Crysis (original) and Windows 8

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Crysis (original) and Windows 8

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When I try to launch Crysis via Origin, or any of the .exe (64 and 32 bit versions) on my Windows 8 RC PC I get the following error:

This application is not compatible with the installed operating system. Please upgrade to windows 98SE, Windows 2000 or better.

 

I have tried compatability mode as far back as I can with Windows 8 (Which seems to have limited it self to Vista, unlike previos versions which could still do xp) with no luck.

 

Will there be a patch in the future or am I stuck with not being able to play? I used a coupon for a free game via origin on this and would be a little irked if I wasted it on this.

 

Thanks!

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There may be a future patch that will allow you to play on Windows 8. Please monitor the web sites on this page for any newly available patches.

 

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+1.

Same problem here.

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Well Downloaded an installed Crysis onto my system works find but cant launch the game in 64 bit mode

Have Windows 8 64 bit

 

Fx-6100 black edition cpu clocked @ 4.0 ghz

Asus m5a97 mobo

antec 620 liquid cooler

8 gigs of HyperX Kingston ram

a 256 M4 SSD

XFX 6850

ModxStream Pro 700W PSU

 

 

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I had it running till last weekend! Unbelievable EA...

 

edit:: updated AMD drivers from beta 7 to 8, reboot, and Crysis started working again.

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Well, mine stopped working after I updated my Nvidia graphics drivers.

Reinstalling the game through Origin with all the patches did not work.

 

I have Crysis Warhead also, but it works fine.

 

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arcmanov wrote:

Well, mine stopped working after I updated my Nvidia graphics drivers.

Reinstalling the game through Origin with all the patches did not work.

 

I have Crysis Warhead also, but it works fine.

 


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My problem is that it works on one computer, my desktop but not on my laptop. I have tried everything to include a complete clean reinstall.

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i just bought it a few days ago over origin installed updated and wont run on my windows 8 what a waste of  £5

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Reading this is disheartening!! Crysis has always been ahead of the gaming genera for years and now that I have finally built a better computer I consistently have difficulty trying to get the game to start. After updating the AMD drivers the game will not start at all. Same issue as ogre840.

Please fix soon. An update: after reading that Warhead would work I decided to install it as well.....with the same error result. To me the interesting thing is before I upgrade the patches (in order) and upgraded my video drivers I could play the game just fine. Granted there were glitches at time but it played none the less.

 

System:

AMD FX 8350

AsRock 990FX Pro

Corsair Vengeance 1600 32GB

Cooler Master Gemin II S524

Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD7870 2GB, X2 Crossfire

OCZ Vertex3 SSD 120GB

WD Caviar Black SATA III 1TB

Samsung 1TB

Hitachi 1TB

Seasonic Platinum-1000

Asus Blu-ray burner

AFT XM5U

Cooler Master Storm Trooper

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I was able to run Crysis on Windows 8, 64 bits, through Origin by doing this:

 

  • Inside Origin, select "Origin > Add Game..."
  • Click ''ADD GAMES MANUALLY"
  • Enter the location to the 32 bits executable of Crysis (for example: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis\Bin32\Crysis.exe)
  • Now right-click on the newly added Origin shortcut and select "Shortcut Properties..."
  • In the Command Line Arguments, type: -dx9
  • Click "OK" to accept

With this, I got a working shortcut to Crysis. It works for me. It might not work for you. If you try this, let people know here if it works for you or not.


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