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    Installing Magicka on Windows 8


    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?


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    OK, I worked it out eventually.

    You need to go to your install directory, mine is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Magicka\Dependencies\ and run xnafx31_redist

    That seems to fix the issue.


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    I actually wondered about this recently, since I had a similar problem after switching to Windows 8 (I performed an upgrade from XP). Glad to see you already found a solution, thanks!

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    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Ugh, I got worried that I had wasted money on this game. D: Been trying to fix it since last night. THANKS!!!!

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