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windows 8.1

Discussion in 'F1 2013 - The Game' started by timson72, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. hi guys,since installing 8.1 F1 stopped working so tried reinstalling and now have the message
    'cannot initialise graphics:directX 10 or 11 support required.
    any ideas?
  2. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff Member

    All I know is Codemasters are looking into it.

    It is also the reason why I will not touch Windows 8.1 with a bargepole. The few good things are way out weighed by a bad gaming experience across quite a few games, especially with Steam.

    I don't want to even think about Origin or the Ubisoft launcher.
  3. AC3 works fine as does Arkham Origins
  4. jimortality

    Premium Member

    I uninstalled my 8.1 and did a factory reset due to the gaming issues I was having.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    This is also the reason I am still running on Windows 7 (which is working great btw). Don't want to risk that games and other applications all of a sudden stop working.

    A tripple A game developer however should have had this covered though.
  6. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff Member

    Windows 8.0 is fine, and has some great features, especially under the hood.

    However 8.1 is not for me, certainly not yet.
  7. Anyone know how to uninstall 8.1
  8. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff Member

    If there isn't a restore point, I guess it would have to be a W8 'Refresh' of the operating system.

    Control Panel > Recovery > Open System Restore

    You may have to choose a different restore point if the last one wasn't the 8.1 upgrade. In the past you couldn't really roll back service packs, so I don't know if it will be an option for 8.1.

    Personally in these situations I would have done an image backup of C drive before installing 8.1, so that I could restore the image if I didn't like what I saw. The great advantage of having a few huge, but cheap USB 3 hard drives which can easily store multiple images :)
  9. running win 8.1 clean install and no problems apart from steam overlay not working.
  10. still not working,keep getting the same message about directX
  11. <removed>
    Hello to install DirectX game!
    I'm running Win 8.1 game reinstalled!!

    English only please - I have replaced it with google translate text - mod
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  12. William Wester

    William Wester
    Premium Member

    I am not running into any problems with any of my PC racing games on Windows 8.1, I like the update.
  13. It's only Codie's games,everything else runs fine.
  14. William Wester

    William Wester
    Premium Member

    Hmm, I must have not come across problem areas as F1 2013, Dirt 3, and Grid 2 seem to run fine for me on Win 8.1.

    I did have a problem with SweetFX and pCARS but (Win 8.0 was fine) but it wasn't a make or break requirement.
  15. I've got sweetFX installed,might remove and retry
  16. realitychecked


    Ever since I got 8.1 the Steam Interface just doesn't come out. I've tried searching it and no good results.

    Just CM's F1 games, other ones work really fine, no reclaims.
  17. I can confirm that Windows 8.1 doesnt actually support F1 at all what so ever,today i had to reinstall my windows twice cuz i was so pumped about that it had better performance at battlefield 4 but when i realised that i am unable to play f1,guess what happend in the next 30 minutes here we go again with a fresh install of windows 7 t.t .Also FXAA/Smaa/SweetFX all sorts of injectors doesnt work for some reason ?
    Am i the only one that had this problem ?
    Everything Works fine on Win7 thou.
  18. realitychecked


    Well 8.1 does support F1 games, but it depends on the system using it. Mine's runs F1 2013 perfectly with the disabling of Steam In-game Interface.

    SweetFX and other injections disable Steam connection or you didn't install them correctly.
  19. Well,i`ve installed it the same way i did at windows 7,
    Also i have no idea why the game didnt want even to start ,i had a rough guess it was Win8 but it might that i had the same error as the person above,"cannot initialise graphics:directX 10 or 11 support required".It might be related to SFX only.
    Just for the record,the game inself plays really well with smoothframes after the nvidia sli fix since codemasters managed to brake it at patch 2.
    I might give it another go after i have more spare time but overall i kinda dislike windows 8 to be honest and i might stick with it .
    Just point it out,I never had a problem with SFX/Injecors under Win7 those problems appeared at Win8.
    Also i would like to point out that im running the game with enabled steam in-game UI and it works ok,
  20. i tested f1 2013 under win 8 and win 8.1 (clean install) and it worked on both, also the ingame overlay works fine for me!