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How to run – Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Windows 8


Need to fix CoD: Black Ops II so that it will work on Windows 8?

No problemo!

This works for both Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 8 32-Bit, and even the Consumer Preview copy.

Try the following game fixes below (works on normal copies of the game, Steam copies, and Origin copies).

Solved: Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Windows 8

First, upgrade your video card drivers so that you have the latest NVIDIA, ATI, or Intel graphics card drivers.

Next, install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (32-bit, 64-bit). If you were missing this DLL, then the game will now run fine and you won’t experience launch failure anymore.

If it isn’t running, then locate the included DirectX install that comes with the game and make sure to … install it!

If your game is crashing or has a black screen (or simply doesn’t launch still — as in nothing happens), then run the game in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode. If that doesn’t work, then oddly enough trying in Windows 98 compatibility mode MAY work for you, as the emulation is done differently. If it does work for you, then expect some lag from it, which can be reduced by loading Task Manager after the game is opened and locating the process. Set the affinity so that ALL cores are checked and running.

It should also be noted that a recent Windows 8 update did cause this game to not function properly for some people, so uninstalling this update may cause success.

Borderlands 2 – Patch v1.2.0


A new patch is available for Borderlands 2. So Steam users and regular owners of the game alike, get ready to download.

It fixes a lot of bugs, errors / glitches, save file corruption, and hacks / exploits.

It also makes the legendary shield — The Bee — no longer as good. It has been nerfed so it is less powerful.

Check out the Patch Changelog for Update 1.2.0 below!

Fix: Cannot Connect – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2


Can’t connect to other people in CoD: Black Ops II? It could be NAT issues with your router or even software issues.

— Enable gaming mode / open on your router
— Disable your Firewall
— Enable ports 4500, 3478-3479, and 3658 for both TCP and UDP
— Run game in Admin / Administration mode

Easy fix for an annoying problem! Hopefully you can connect to multiplayer with your friends now.

Fix – Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Lag and Slow Loading Times


This game is great! That is, once you solve any bugs of errors you are experiencing.

If the game is lagging for you, it isn’t necessarily because you have old hardware.

Your Operating System (OS) doesn’t matter too much either. The game should run perfectly on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and also Windows 8 (including Consumer Preview).

This…is actually a driver issue for most people. And while you hear that updating your drivers solves issues for most games, in this case, it actually does. So if you keep encountering slow map loading or keep getting disconnected from the server because of the lag (or even are on Probation for quitting games too much) then…

Follow the suggestions below to fix your game! Works for multiplayer issues AND single player. Also, this of course applies to Steam copies of the game as well.

— Update your drivers (NVIDIA, ATI / AMD, Intel, etc) to the LATEST version
— Reboot
— Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel or AMD / ATI Catalyst Control Center
— This is primarily if you have more than one graphics card (such as an integrated graphics card AND a dedicated one — as seen in many laptops or notebooks) — set your global settings and application settings (such as under Manage 3d setting)
— Disable Sync Every Frame (VSYNC)
— Turn off shadows
— Turn off Ambient Occlusion
— Set Textures to Automatic

Collectively, it should improve your game’s performance.


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