I recently purchased this game, Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition, mainly because it looked interesting and it was on sale. So I bought it and installed it. When I lauched the game, it gave me the product activation code, then after that, it downloaded and installed Uplay for me automatically. Then, the Uplay prompted me to create an account, so I did. Right after that, it kept on crashing whenever I attempt to start the game. What is wrong here?

Computer Specs:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 160 GHz
4.00GB RAM
x64 processor
Windows 8.1 K OS

  • It would appear that your game is not working. Why yes, I do work in IT, how did you know?
    – Ben
    Oct 10, 2014 at 5:03
  • Umm actually I asked on Steam Forums and almost everybody is having the same problem... and nobody knows how to fix it so I just asked here, to see if anyone knows how.
    – Kim Minseo
    Oct 10, 2014 at 5:49
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    Could you give more detail about your computer specs? A screenshot right before or during the crash? Whether or not it was on Steam or UPlay? Oct 10, 2014 at 8:00
  • Sure, I can get the specs, but not the screenshot... my screenshot kinda fails as well whenever I launch steam, just noticed this yesterday.
    – Kim Minseo
    Oct 10, 2014 at 13:29
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    @KimMinseo you forgot to mention your most important gaming asset, the GPU
    – Elgert
    Oct 10, 2014 at 13:49

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Follow this and do it for your games executable http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-run-older-programs-under-windows-8.html and select windows 7 and then press OK and play

  • I can't find the compartibility mode options...
    – Kim Minseo
    Oct 11, 2014 at 15:43
  • It should be there when you go to the properties of the executable
    – Elgert
    Oct 13, 2014 at 7:29
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    Oh wait, I got it, finally managed to lauch it... thx :)
    – Kim Minseo
    Oct 13, 2014 at 12:01

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