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Why can't I play Dark Souls?

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10 months ago#1
Bought it on Steam awhile ago, tried to play it and it started up, but would not go further than the character creation screen. Said I needed Games for Windows Live. Did not want to deal with it so I turned it off and have not looked back.....until today

Now I go to start it on Steam and it won't even start up, just says " Dark Souls Prepare To Die executable has stopped working"

Anyone know what the problem is?
10 months ago#2
Happened to me, GFWL was not installed properly. Get it from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5549
10 months ago#3
Reinstall first, see what happens.

But it's not just you, the game has a few hurdles with getting it started. Google will get you through it, most of it seems well documented because the problems are prolific.
10 months ago#4
So I re-installed it and tried again, same problem. Then I installed GFWL from that link and it won't run either, so I re-installed that too and it still won't run. Oh well I guess.
10 months ago#5
Did you have any mods? When you uninstalled, they would remain there and they may be outdated by now. Manually delete them if you did install any.
10 months ago#6
ignivim posted...
Did you have any mods? When you uninstalled, they would remain there and they may be outdated by now. Manually delete them if you did install any.


I didn't have any.
10 months ago#7
If you have a high refresh rate monitor, I heard that dark souls doesn't play well with some of them.
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10 months ago#8
Blobs_ posted...
If you have a high refresh rate monitor, I heard that dark souls doesn't play well with some of them.


I've heard of people having that problem. If it is set to over 60 htz try lowering it.
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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL19gU5IpjVkl-9LtY2ASx8ouTspMrGfN_
10 months ago#9
My monitor is 60Hz. I'm pretty much stumped.
10 months ago#10
Just google around

https://www.google.com/search?q=Dark+Souls+Prepare+To+Die+executable+has+stopped+working

There are a few different solutions floating around.
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