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I bought EU3 recently at Steam.
It stop lauching in the beggining of lauching process.
I have the windows 8.1
and a great computer that i can run every recent games.
but EU3 i can´t make it run.
I already tryed:
1- Reinstall the game.
2- Uninstall and Install again.
3- Properties, run as admin + Compatible mode for windows vista service pack 3 and many other options.
4- Tryed to disable desktop composition (what is impossible doing on windows 8.1 without deleting important files from windows.
5- All the options togheter or alone... with booting the machine or steam app...

I saw lot people with the same problem.. with windows 8.
Don´t you have another solution for the problem??
another idea to solve???
 

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have you tried installing the correct directX-files?
I had some problems playing this game on windows 10, and found that this made it work.
Usually, it helps to find a copy of a file called d3dx9_41.dll online and putting it in the same folder as the eu3.exe file. This worked for me, I hope it will for you.

I hope this helps.
 

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Try starting the game from the .exe file, not from the launcher. I had issues with the launcher on 8.1 and it works like a charm if I go straight to the .exe file.
 

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sorry for the necro but I got the EU3 itch and it refused to launch, would lock things up nicely tho for win10, had to 'sign out' so its force crash the game because it wouldnt let anything sit on top of it in the main panel area.
I had to do a combination of things
1)the d3dx9_41.dll MHz suggested
2)set eu3game.exefor compatibility mode WinXP SP3
3)run as admin
4)disable fullscreen optimization(this one threw me for a bit. I could get it to load in windowed but not fullscreen then I happened to look at the compatibility tab again, saw this and tried it for lack of other ideas.

This done it works just fine now and launches via steam properly as well, but no steam overlay.
 

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Windows 8 sucks. Go back to Vistas or windows 7 or upgrade to stable windows 10, it's been out for years now
 
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