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Short answer: Yes, It's fine to install it. If the game requires that version of the library, it won't run (properly) without it. Long answer: Frameworks like DirectX, OpenGL etc are (basically) just collections of common functions i.e. things which every program needs to do, but don't need to be reinvented/rewritten every time you write a new program. ...
The League of Legends Client runs on Adobe Air, so the issue could be with that software. I would check for updates to Adobe Air. You can also try running the client in Windows 7 compatibility mode.
Note: I do not have Windows 8.1 so I cannot entirely verify this. Source. Windows stores apps like Jetpack Joyride in a folder located in your Program Files. It's a hidden folder so go to View -> Hidden Items. The folder is called "WindowsApps". In order to access this folder you'll have to take ownership of it. Follow these instructions to do that. Then ...
You might want to try running the game with administrator privileges, like this:
Change line 47 in composite.vsh from 'float timePow = 2.0f;' to 'float timePow = 3.0f; Changing it will get rid of the Invalid Program Composite error. --Source Possible change for Minecraft 1.6.2, may work for minecraft 1.5.2. Let me know if this helps, I'll keep looking otherwise.
Not every game supports alt-tabbing. Games that don't support it can trigger this kind of behaviour, or worse: crash entirely. The easiest way to deal with this, is by running the game in windowed mode. If you want the game to fill your entire screen, there is the popular "Borderless Windowed" mode, aka. "Windowed Fullscreen". Unfortunately, this isn't ...
It is easy to blame the client as it does crash occasionally, but if it is repeatedly it has to be something on your computer. Typically you are missing some software updates. Try making sure windows 8 has all the updates as well as your video card. Even if you complain to Riot about it they will tell you, you need to upgrade your software. They are usually ...
Solution Run in Direct3D mode: hl.exe -d3d
If your computer meets the minimum requirements for the game, some Steam users have suggested trying: Disable all in-game U-Play notification via settings and then start your game. http://steamcommunity.com/app/242550/discussions/0/864979455481714573/ You should also make sure you are running the most recently released drivers for your video card.
If it doesn't work in admin mode, go into the patcher, click the gear and go repair. Then try and play, if this doesn't work try reinstalling.
If the game comes from a reliable source then I would allow it. It's possible that the latest direct x (11I think) is not backwards compatible with the api for direct x 6 in which case it would be perfectly fine to have both if you need both.
Searching around the net, I found something which you should try: Run the setup.exe using compatibility mode XP SP2
You can run the Windows XP versions of the game relatively easily, as long as you have a Windows XP installed on another machine or VM. You can just copy the game exe files over from C:\Windows\System32\. You can also copy them from the install disk, but the process is a little more complicated. Here is an article with full instructions. To get the Windows ...
Further testing I have done myself (as I had the same issue but with Windows 7) is that this issue is fixed by not using an extension (in this case I had the controller plugged into my keyboard). There is no difference depending on whether a USB 2 or USB 3 header is used.
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