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blakexl
12.29.2011 , 01:52 PM | #1
Will swtor run if i upgrade to the development version of windows 8?
(not sure if this is the right place to be posted)

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renegadeimp
12.29.2011 , 01:53 PM | #2
No guarantees as win 8 is a beta OS.
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iain_b
12.29.2011 , 01:53 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by blakexl View Post
Will swtor run if i upgrade to the development version of windows 8?
(not sure if this is the right place to be posted)
You're just going to have to try it, Bioware isn't going to go on record saying it will work or not as Win 8 is still in heavy beta.
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blakexl
12.29.2011 , 01:54 PM | #4
but it has been run?
is it a 50/50 chance that it will run or has no one tried?

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blakexl
12.29.2011 , 01:55 PM | #5
ok thanks
im gonna try and then ill post back i guess.

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iain_b
12.29.2011 , 01:55 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by blakexl View Post
but it has been run?
is it a 50/50 chance that it will run or has no one tried?
Honestly, why would you even bother? I'd be surprised if the video drivers are sorted out properly.
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Ocopo
12.29.2011 , 04:59 PM | #7
did it work? I am about to try it running on Ubuntu through VirtualBox.

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rbSmitty
01.16.2012 , 04:39 PM | #8
Hey guys,

Im running W8 on my Alienware M11x and Im having issues. The game worked the very first time I installed it and ran it. But now every time I try and launch the client it crashes =(

I took my pc to a computer store and the guy there suggested that the problem most likely was Windows 8 :-/ Sooo now I have to either take ALL my **** off my pc and install W7, or partition my HDD with W7...

damnit.

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Chevex
01.16.2012 , 04:41 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by blakexl View Post
Will swtor run if i upgrade to the development version of windows 8?
(not sure if this is the right place to be posted)
It's a beta so you may run into conflicts, but theoretically yes. Windows 8 still maintains the Win32 API as part of the OS side by side with the new WinRT platform so you should still be able to install and run all the same stuff you can in Windows 7.

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rbSmitty
01.16.2012 , 04:50 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Chevex View Post
It's a beta so you may run into conflicts, but theoretically yes. Windows 8 still maintains the Win32 API as part of the OS side by side with the new WinRT platform so you should still be able to install and run all the same stuff you can in Windows 7.
I thot the same thing... apparently not. Cause it doesnt work lol