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08-15-2012, 09:04 PM
Went live on TechNet / MSDN today and I noticed that Everquest won't even run at all. Crashes right out of the patcher.

Anyone else able to get it running or is it just me?

08-15-2012, 11:07 PM
You would probably get better results on the EQ official forum if you had not already checked. Not a big surprise either, SOE probably has not bothered to do any work yet for EQ and Windows 8.

08-16-2012, 12:27 AM
Nah, I don't post there anymore.

08-16-2012, 01:35 AM
Who said to post, cruise the forum, might be a post and solution already.

08-16-2012, 10:36 AM
So Windows 8 crashed on me last night completely, had to do a 'refresh' which esssentially reinstalls the OS and keeps your data. That feature is pretty cool.

Sadly a lot of things are broken in Windows 8. This is going to be more of a disaster than Vista ever was.

Windows 7 worked perfectly out of the box, this is just disappointing.

08-16-2012, 10:44 AM
Is it the old 'run as admin' problem?

08-16-2012, 10:50 AM
no, just crashes with some random memory address

08-16-2012, 10:51 AM
using an alienware m14x r2, 2 month old notebook

3rd gen core i5, geforce 650m, 6gb of ram

ran beautifully under windows 7, now caput~

08-16-2012, 04:21 PM
well, it just went live. im sure there is a lot of debugging that needs to take place. this is why i never update to a new OS so soon.

08-20-2012, 04:37 AM
yea like for a good year

09-09-2012, 11:20 AM
So I still can't get EQ running in 8. Anyone else have any luck? Crashes from the launcher with an application error.

09-09-2012, 11:43 AM
Ok so I fixed it. NVidia released at the end of August a Windows 8 beta driver for 650M graphics. Seems to work now :) Haven't been on in about 2 months!

09-09-2012, 11:59 AM
Sounds like the same old same old. MS releases a new OS. It crashes. Everyone complains about MS. Random hardware maker releases new driver that fixes crash problem. People still bitch about MS. :)

09-10-2012, 07:52 PM
Windows 7 didn't have these problems, it worked perfectly right out of the box.

This is a huge fail, just like vista.

09-10-2012, 09:27 PM
MS Windows releases are like star trek movies. odd ones suck - even ones rock.

95 - sucked
98 - rocked
ME - sucked
xp - rocked
vista - sucked
7 - rocked
8 - ??? YOU decide !

09-10-2012, 09:43 PM
7 is odd...!

09-10-2012, 10:57 PM
windows 95 > windows 98 imo...

09-10-2012, 11:18 PM
I never upgraded to Windows 7 on release, though I am running it now. But I am pretty confident that there were major hiccups too, may not for you, but a few moments on google would probably show a major bunch. :)

09-11-2012, 08:10 PM
This is a huge fail, just like vista.

Why are you using 8?

09-12-2012, 12:14 PM
I work in IT, it's my job to be familiar with it.

09-12-2012, 05:34 PM
I work in IT, it's my job to be familiar with it.

be familiar with it for work, then leave win7 as your EQ box :D

09-12-2012, 06:37 PM
be familiar with it for work, then leave win7 as your EQ box :D


Being familiar is all good, but if you work in IT, you should probably have at least one more box anyway! ;)

09-13-2012, 02:36 PM
I never take the easy route yo.

Seriously though, you learn faster to fix things on your everyday machine. Just from my own experience and its the way I do things.

There isn't much I can't fix in the IT world, except code, I'm more of a hardware/network guy myself :)

either way, now that I have the new video driver, eq works perfectly and just the same as in win7 now.