Friday, 7 June 2013

Telltale Games on Windows 8

I recently got a pack of games by Telltale Games on the Humble Bundle Weekly Sale, however I was unable to play any of the games using Steam. The game would just begin to start and then exit. Googling didn't help much, but the support forum did. According to member Septarius: "Somewhere in the TTG engine there is a possible incompatibility with the Windows 8 version, either their fault or Microsoft's. This fault causes their games to crash when it detects a controller is attached and it tries to use it. The Windows 7 version does not have this problem."

Anyway, the solution is to download dinput8.dll (can be found in the forum link) and place it into the folder of the game you want to play. So in my case, for The Walking Dead it was "D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\The Walking Dead".

Telltale Games Support Forum:

Although this appears to be the same for their other games, such as Hector, Wallace and Gromit, Back to the Future, and others.

Hope that helps someone else having the same issue!