How to fix Darkest Hour for Windows 8!

  • Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.


    Real Strategy Requires Cunning

DreadGrunt

Captain
37 Badges
Nov 1, 2009
463
102
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Darkest Hour
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Imperator: Rome Sign Up
  • Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Stellaris
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Victoria 2
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Imperator: Rome
Are there any ways to get DH to run on Windows 10? I recently got a new PC after my old one died and I'm trying to get back into DH (as it's the best HoI imo) and I've tried all the listed solutions but nothing works and the game always crashes after 3 in game hours. I don't have anything AMD so those solutions aren't really applicable and I've kinda run out of ideas.
 

novapaddy

War-Father
97 Badges
Aug 26, 2009
8.903
1.304
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For The Glory
  • For the Motherland
  • Galactic Assault
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Iron Cross
  • Lead and Gold
  • Legio
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Magicka
  • Majesty 2
  • Majesty 2 Collection
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Penumbra - Black Plague
  • Pirates of Black Cove
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis: Rome
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Hearts of Iron Anthology
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Cities in Motion
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Commander: Conquest of the Americas
  • Darkest Hour
  • Deus Vult
  • Diplomacy
  • East India Company
  • East India Company Collection
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
Are there any ways to get DH to run on Windows 10? I recently got a new PC after my old one died and I'm trying to get back into DH (as it's the best HoI imo) and I've tried all the listed solutions but nothing works and the game always crashes after 3 in game hours. I don't have anything AMD so those solutions aren't really applicable and I've kinda run out of ideas.
My copy of DH runs perfectly on Windows 10. I checked. I have the DH launcher.exe... Properties.... Compatibility mode is set for Win7.
 

DreadGrunt

Captain
37 Badges
Nov 1, 2009
463
102
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Darkest Hour
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Imperator: Rome Sign Up
  • Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Stellaris
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Victoria 2
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Imperator: Rome
My copy of DH runs perfectly on Windows 10. I checked. I have the DH launcher.exe... Properties.... Compatibility mode is set for Win7.
I finally got it working after messing with some stuff. Now I just need to mess with the resolution and some other stuff and I should be good to go again. Nice to see you're still around btw.
 

JLBock

Private
44 Badges
Sep 11, 2010
18
0
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Semper Fi
  • Iron Cross
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Darkest Hour
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Stellaris: Lithoids
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Stellaris: Megacorp
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Stellaris
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
For anyone interested,
I had problems with AoD on WIN10, Nvidea and the STEAM version. The game would not start - the AoD process was just idling at task-manager view and no start-screen showed up or sometimes just a black screen. After I tried dozens of things I saw somewhere a hint to the Nahimic-driver, which is a sound-manager which comes with MSI-motherboards. So I just had to close this program and the game runs flawless now. So before you do the major stuff maybe just try to diable all the drivers atarting automatically which are in autostart.

I have one questions as well: I play with modded sprites and previously under WIN7 it was no problem to play with 10Gigs of sprites in the game. Under Windows 10 I get a crash on start screen with too many sprites somewhere in the Area of 1-2Gigs. Now I have 1.2Gigs of sprites enabled and it is running without problems. I just wonder because I had under Win7 only 8GB-Ram and magnetic drives and now have 32GB and SSD´s. So I do not understand why that game is more restrictive on the used Sprites-amount as previously under WIN7..?

Anyway..maybe someone can profit from my findings. Enjoy!
 

JLBock

Private
44 Badges
Sep 11, 2010
18
0
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Semper Fi
  • Iron Cross
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Darkest Hour
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Stellaris: Lithoids
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Stellaris: Megacorp
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Stellaris
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
Short addon: The problem with the RAM-loading is a problem of the AoD-Beta-version 1.11. So not related to DH. 1.10 AoD is running fine even heavily modded. Regarding start problems it was verified that the Nahimic-application interferes (by the way that was also the case for Kotor in my case). Resolved just by closing Nahimic.