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Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 5
# 1 windows 8 - does not start
08-12-2012, 09:52 PM
i'm running windows 8 and at the moment AMD are refusing to release drivers for my 4870. i have installed the win7 ccc and its "installed" (all the apps etc) but i'm still stuck with the "Engineering Sample - WDDM v1.1" driver. Am I just kidding myself trying to get this to load or am I doing something wrong. I thought I saw somewhere punkbuster needed to be installed but going through the page I can't find a reference to it anywhere on the download page. I installed sto from the torrent, updated directx etc etc. double click the exe and I immediately get an error force close message.
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 5
# 2
08-12-2012, 10:01 PM
actually its after i click login that it says "oops your cryptic application has crashed"
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,181
# 3
08-13-2012, 12:52 PM
You're actually using a even numbered Windows operating system? You know those never turn out well. Vista (windows 6, the most recent even numbered windows) was a memory hog, just for one example.
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 138
# 4
08-13-2012, 04:59 PM
He's made 3 mistakes:

1. Using an even-numbered Windows release.

2. Using a Windows release before it's been on the market for at least 6 months, and preferably a year, so that other people get to be guinea pigs. It's usually best to wait until M$ releases the first SP before using a Windows version.

3. Using a Windows release while it's still a preview or beta.

Good luck getting support for Windows 8 from Cryptic or AMD prior to Windows 8 being officially on store shelves.
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 5
# 5
08-15-2012, 09:26 AM
thank you captains obvious. apart from being completely wrong because vista SP1 and Win7 no service pack were both good OS's, does anybody have anything constructive to say?
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,250
# 6
08-15-2012, 09:37 AM
Now you do understand that Windows 8 has not been 'Officially' launched, and that only Beta 'Preview' versions have been released...

Being on the Bleeding Edge of things, can sometimes be painful...
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,593
# 7
08-15-2012, 09:46 AM
Never use ANY version of Windows until its at least TWO YEARS obsolete

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Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 5
# 8
08-16-2012, 01:44 AM
so noobs, i got 12-6 ccc installed and working perfectly. played sto for hours this morning, no artifacting. took a lot of driver hacking but its done now. peace.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 783
# 9
08-16-2012, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by awolfe59 View Post
He's made 3 mistakes:

1. Using an even-numbered Windows release.

2. Using a Windows release before it's been on the market for at least 6 months, and preferably a year, so that other people get to be guinea pigs. It's usually best to wait until M$ releases the first SP before using a Windows version.

3. Using a Windows release while it's still a preview or beta.

Good luck getting support for Windows 8 from Cryptic or AMD prior to Windows 8 being officially on store shelves.
All of those reasons get squashed if you dual boot

With the Windows 8 Pro for 40 bucks offer launch through Jan 31, 2013, it will not be replacing Windows 7 on my machine but probably the XP I no longer boot to anymore. Then I'll still have 7 available for all your counter-points. lol
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,185
# 10
08-16-2012, 09:03 AM
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Never use ANY version of Windows until its at least TWO YEARS obsolete

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I can confidently say that I won't be using Windows 8 even when it's TEN years obsolete. I used the previews of it. It's that bad.
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