It seems that you're using an outdated browser. Some things may not work as they should (or don't work at all).
We suggest you upgrade newer and better browser like: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera

×
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!
avatar
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.
avatar
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
Thanks, disabled the two compatibility settings (run as admin and disable scaling on high DPI) as mentioned here and it works on Win 8.1

This was for IWD 1 btw, in case anyone has the same issue.
Post edited May 10, 2014 by Patrunjelu
Just for confirmation:

Windows 8.1 Update 1 64bit
Yoga 11s with Haswell / Intel graphics only

Problem:
IWD2 didn't start properly (partly black screen with blue circular curor, loads forever), and almost crashed Windows too.

Solution:
Rightclick on iwd2.exe -> UNcheck "run as admin" and "don't scale on high-DPI"

Also you might need to switch to windowed mode (in the game menu or the config tool) and then back to fullscreen again.
avatar
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!
avatar
JudasIscariot: 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.
How do you send a email to you guys trying to get games to work on have 2 out of 10 than do work. Tried using contact us on site and it don't do crap to help
avatar
JudasIscariot: 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.
avatar
saiyanz1980: How do you send a email to you guys trying to get games to work on have 2 out of 10 than do work. Tried using contact us on site and it don't do crap to help
Hi,

Please follow this support link for Icewind Dale2 :)

http://www.gog.com/support/icewind_dale_2

Let me know if you need help with anything else :)
IF cant get it to work I want money back I cant get 7 of the 10 games I bought to work. Contact me