Crysis crashes on Windows 8 Pro - what to do?
I recently got a new PC, which came with Windows 7. I installed Crysis on it and worked just fine. A few days later, Windows 8 was released and I had the option to update - which I did.
I re-installed all of my games, and they run without any glitches as far as I can tell, all except Crysis. The errors I am getting range from
an error has occurred...(with a long error code and message that makes no sense to me) to a black window that opens up for a few seconds and then crashes. Similar issues have been reported on the Steam forums and on the MyCrisis forums here and here.
I tried running it in compatibility mode with all the older operating system options as suggested in this post, but no luck, I get the same results.
I also tried patching the game with the latest 1.2 and 1.2.1 patches, it doesn't work either.
How can I get Crysis to work under Windows 8?
Demir last edited by
I appreciate all the useful info you guys have posted there. Here is what worked for me:
- Un-installed the game completely
- Install with minimum option (no additional languages, no punkbuster)
- By default, the shortcut to the game was using the 64bit version of the game, use the 32bit version instead.
The game started working again.
I hope this helps someone