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Hello,

I just bought IWD2 and to my dismay the game won't even start. It only freezes Windows and makes the mouse cursor invisible so I have ti reset my computer. Why doesn't this game work?? What can I do?? It says on the product page that it works with Windows 8!
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paganguy: Hello,

I just bought IWD2 and to my dismay the game won't even start. It only freezes Windows and makes the mouse cursor invisible so I have ti reset my computer. Why doesn't this game work?? What can I do?? It says on the product page that it works with Windows 8!
Hi,

Could you send an email to our Support department about this and make sure to attach your DxDiag file to the email? We'll do our best to take care of this for you. Thanks :D.
Never mind, it works now. I had to uncheck the scaling and the "run as administrator" boxes in the shortcut to make the game work.
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paganguy: Never mind, it works now. I had to uncheck the scaling and the "run as administrator" boxes in the shortcut to make the game work.
Thank you! This fixed my problem too with crashing on start in Windows 8

Kind regards
What? This didn't work for me... sucks that I spent $10.00 on something that won't even run.
It worked for me (Windows 8 as well). Thanks!
Update to this thread - I'm using Windows 8 on a Surface Pro, and the game stopped functioning. It worked perfectly fine when I first bought it, in March 2013. Now, the game won't even launch. Instead I receive only a small Windows message stating the program does not work and windows is closing the program. It just says: "A problem has caused the program to stop working."

I tried uninstalling, re-downloading, and reinstalling, but no success.
I tried the solution mentioned above, deselecting "run as administrator" and "scaling," but no success.
I tried running in compatibility mode for Windows 98 SP3, no success.

Help? This is a great game, and I love that sites like GOG are trying to keep these available for everyone.
I am having the same problem as the others. running as admin dose not help and I see no other answers here so what am I to do?
Post edited April 11, 2014 by TaoVok