Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am considering installing Windows 8 RTM on my gaming PC. Has anyone tried installing and using Steam on Windows 8?

Is Windows 8 supported by Valve/Steam in the first place? Is there any known issues?

share|improve this question
2  
I would wait 60 days until Windows 8 is release released. –  Ramhound Aug 24 '12 at 17:00
1  
@Ramhound The RTM (or "Release To Manufacturing" version) is the final version of Windows 8, not a beta or a preview. It is the same software that will be released to the public. –  Brant Aug 25 '12 at 20:58
    
While Steam itself is working, I cannot to get L.A. Noire to run on Windows 8 RTM. Someone made their own patch to get it working with the new OS and shared it, but I'm not comfortable running it against my machine. –  Louis Aug 26 '12 at 18:05
    
@Brant - Its still not a supported operating system by Valve. –  Ramhound Sep 20 '12 at 18:46
    
+1 from me, great question! (Though technically, isn't this "too localized"?) –  Jeroen Oct 12 '12 at 8:04
show 1 more comment

3 Answers

up vote 21 down vote accepted

http://store.steampowered.com/about/ says that right now Windows 8 is not officially supported. If something goes wrong, you're on your own.

That said, I've been using Steam under Windows 8 for the last few months. There are no issues I'm aware of and pretty much everything I tried worked fine. YMMV

share|improve this answer
add comment

Nearly all games I've tried on Windows 8 have worked through Steam. With the exception of Crysis 2 and Just Cause 2 as far as I remember. These should hopefully be fixed in due course anyway.

share|improve this answer
    
Have you tried Shogun 2? It doesn't start for me and a lot of other players... I tried it a month ago, didn't looks for updates recently though –  Budda Jan 28 '13 at 3:57
add comment

Almost none of my games work, none of my steam games work. The only game that I have on windows 8 that kinda works is medal of honor, and it autokicks me from every multiplayer server for no reason. (I tried updating punkbuster, etc)

share|improve this answer
3  
Can you list which games you've tried that don't work? –  Schism Oct 12 '12 at 1:32
    
I've been playing Supreme Commander 2 without any problems. But Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Chaos Rising does not work. That's the only two games I've tried so far. –  Dogsoldier Oct 15 '12 at 18:43
add comment

protected by Community Oct 12 '12 at 7:17

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.