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  06:02:50  30 November 2014
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SteveBatt
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On forum: 11/30/2014
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Shadow of Chernobyl and Win 8.1 video problems

I have changed my computer from win 7 to a win 8.1 laptop and installed SoC but am unable to play due to video scrolling all the time, I have tried all vid settings and installed 1.0005 patch.
help.
  06:19:32  30 November 2014
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Tejas Stalker
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Shadow of Chernobyl and Win 8.1 video problems

SteveBatt~

Welcome to the GSC Forums!

Can you use Windows Restore to go back to Windows 7?
There's zero advantage for a Gamer to use Windows 8.

TS
  06:52:27  30 November 2014
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SteveBatt
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Shadow of Chernobyl and Win 8.1 video problems

SteveBatt~

Welcome to the GSC Forums!

Can you use Windows Restore to go back to Windows 7?
There's zero advantage for a Gamer to use Windows 8.

TS
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No, my PC died and the laptop came with win 8. PoS it is too.
  07:04:32  30 November 2014
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nashathedog
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Shadow of Chernobyl and Win 8.1 video problems

SteveBatt~

Welcome to the GSC Forums!

Can you use Windows Restore to go back to Windows 7?
There's zero advantage for a Gamer to use Windows 8.

TS

No, my PC died and the laptop came with win 8. PoS it is too.
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It works fine for me with 8.1, I use Steam and DVD versions.

Have you played SOC before?

If you can't solve it and get sick of trying to fix it rather than give up you should go and download the standalone Lost Alpha version.
http://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/#4938871
  07:11:06  30 November 2014
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SteveBatt
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Shadow of Chernobyl and Win 8.1 video problems

SteveBatt~

Welcome to the GSC Forums!

Can you use Windows Restore to go back to Windows 7?
There's zero advantage for a Gamer to use Windows 8.

TS

No, my PC died and the laptop came with win 8. PoS it is too.

It works fine for me with 8.1, I use Steam and DVD versions.

Have you played SOC before?

If you can't solve it and get sick of trying to fix it rather than give up you should go and download the standalone Lost Alpha version.
http://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/#4938871
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Cool thanks. Been playing off line since it came out.
  12:37:38  30 November 2014
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PCDania
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If you are playing the retail version of SoC, try compatibility mode for Windows 7.

Steam advice against using compatibility mode on Steam games but you could try anyway if your version is bought on Steam.
  13:18:01  1 December 2014
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100RadsBar
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If you are playing the retail version of SoC, try compatibility mode for Windows 7.

Steam advice against using compatibility mode on Steam games but you could try anyway if your version is bought on Steam.
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I tried the compatibility mode in Windows 8.1. This will not work, the game will run in slow-motion, at least it did on my PC

I run Windows 8.1, and the only issue I have with SoC (patch 5) is that when launching the game, Windows will tell me that the game can't run on this version of Windows. A reboot of the PC solves that issue for me.
  20:01:52  1 December 2014
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Don Reba
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There's zero advantage for a Gamer to use Windows 8.
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Well. MS did its homework on Win10, which is in every way as good as or better than Win7. So, these issues might come up more frequently down the road.
 
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