I wanted to play my steam game TDU2, but after a successful install the game does not start. I mean, there is no window popping up or anything noticeable, except for the launcher that closes (normal behavior). There is no error message or log of whatever. When looking at the processes, I see testdrive2.exe appearing, then werfault.exe and then they close both. Such a thing also happened with dirt3. For TDU2 I tried to delete
uplauncher.locqldb, but that did not work. Installing a nev version of DirectX tells me I already have the latest version.
of course you want to know the specs. TDU2 has run fine on windows 7, and I haven't tried dirt 3 there. I am currently:
- running windows 8.1
- on an Asus A75Vm-ty078v (laptop)
- nvidia GeForce GT 630M (using the latest drivers)
- Intel Core I7 3610QM
- 6GB RAM
I think you need more information to help me find and eliminate the problem, so ask for that (as I do not know what is needed right now).
note: both exes (from the 2 games referenced above) do not have the compatibility tab when right clicking --> properties. The way I worked around this was right click --> solve compatibility issues and then selecting windows 7/xp both did not work on any game.
I am not afraid of using command line / regedit / etc to find/solve the problem.
other games do work:
- nfs most wanted/rivals
- street cleaning simulator (just for checking nvidia physx)
- farming simulator/ski region simulator
- warzone 2100
- space engineers
- kerbal space program
this list might help in excluding some problems, and I think it is really tdu2 related, as that is the only game acting this weird (it has not been updated as Eden is closed). If there is no solution I will try to get a legitimate windows 7 copy (as my laptop originally came with that) and put that in hyper-v (microsofts visualisation platform, 'installed' with windows 8).
Using the Universal Launcher from knyazev, I get the following error in the log file:
System.IO.IOException: Kan geen bestand maken dat al bestaat. //dutch for 'can\'t create a file that already exists', but I have no idea which game bij System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath) bij System.IO.File.Move(String sourceFileName, String destFileName) bij TDU2_Universal_Launcher._UL_MainWindow._UL_button_RunGame_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
This worked perfectly in window 7