I have purchased Magicka on Steam and have had it running on Win XP for ages. I have now purchased a new laptop with Windows 8 and the installer crashes immediately upon starting.
I am a professional games developer and as Magicka is written in XNA I have installed a number of XNA libraries manually. I tried installing .Net 3.5 and 3.5 compact, which didn't help. I then installed the full XNA SDK and that didn't fix the issue either.
I also went directly to the .exe on the disc and set the compability mode and ran the exe as administrator. I selected Windows 7, Vista, XP and none of these modes made it work.
Do you have any ideas on what I need to do to fix the installer for the game, or does Arrowhead need to patch the installer?