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Tony Hawk's American Wasteland - works on laptop, but not on Desktop PC


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I've just set up my new PC and the first game I wanted to play on it was Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. I was sure it would run, because on my laptop it runs flawlessly. Unfortunately when I run the executable it just shows me an error "Tony Hawk's American Wasteland has stopped working". I installed DirectX 9.0c and still nothing.


Specifications of PC I can't manage to run American Wasteland on:

MSI B85-G43

Intel Core i5 4590

GTX 960


Windows 8.1 Pro x64


Specifications of my laptop (which runs the game almost perfectly):

HP Probook 6460B

Intel Core i5 2520M

Intel HD Graphics 3000


Windows 8.1 x64 Pro


Can you help me? I have no idea what's wrong.


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Well, assuming there's nothing running in the background that may tamper with the game, the only relevant difference I see here is the graphics card vendor


Also did you patch the game?


EDIT: as side note, I'm starting to think there are too much people with newer nvidia cards that have problems only on those computers to believe that's only a coincidence

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Yes, I've installed the latest patch - 1.01.


Out of curiosity I also installed Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 on my new PC and it worked! Unfortunately I prefer American Wasteland and I'd love to play that. Both games look similiar, even the launcher looks almost the same, so I really have no idea, what's wrong.


Maybe I should post on that vogons forum?

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Oh no, I was only doing my everyday reading of those forums just after I had replied to you....


and the words "god, why the hell the same game produces so inconsistent results between almost equal computers" were rumbling in my head.

So I put your 3 cases next to each other.. I noticed you all have quite new nvidia cards. I don't know now if that's just a simple case.

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