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Playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Windows 8

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II

With such a new operating system as Windows 8 (or consumer preview), you would think it could handle all games pretty well. Unfortunately, it doesn't. It works great on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 though.

CoD: Black Ops 2 is a perfect example. The game may crash with an error dump, fail to launch, freeze, show a black screen, or simply not run after launching the game EXE (or through Steam / Origin).

There are some ways to fix it so that the game WILL run. So if you want to play Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Windows 8, you're in luck!

Running Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Windows 8

Okay. It's not too difficult to get this game to run at the moment, though the success rate depends entirely on your setup.
-- Install the included DirectX package included with the game
-- Next, get the latest version of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (32-bit, 64-bit) -- as you may in fact not have these missing files and thus your game is not working
-- Run the game in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode (you can try Windows 98 compatibility mode too, but it will lag if it works)
-- Install the latest NVIDIA, ATI / AMD, Intel graphics card or video card drivers (they include hotfixes for situations such as this where bugs or glitches prevent the game from running or cause it to lag or freeze)

A patch or update will be available soon to solve this officially, but you must wait until then. Many have no problems running the game, but end up encountering errors after Windows Update...so be careful! I'd recommend updating anyway, as you may have already been affected by the update error and a solution is around the corner.

Solve: Call of Duty - Black Ops -- Crashing, Freezing, Lagging, No Sound

Call of Duty: Black OpsYes. While Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the newest version of the CoD series, many people are still playing the original or have recently bought it.

Most of the bugs have been worked out via patches / updates and so forth for this excellent First Person Shooter (FPS), but not these game fixes do not necessarily work for everyone.

Note that the solutions provided for troubleshooting are able to help both users with normal copies of the game, as well as Steam / Origin copies.

Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops Lag

-- Turn off Shadows
-- Lower resolution
-- Upgrade to the latest video card / graphics card drivers (NVIDIA, ATI, Intel, etc)
-- Disable Steam Cloud

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How to Fix: Call of Duty Black Ops II - Mouse Sensitivity

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It happens a lot when using a high DPI gaming mouse. And in the case of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, it exists too.

Because you can't modify the config files. CoD Black Ops 2 comes with an encrypted configuration file.

The mouse does not move well. It could be because of mouse acceleration or input lag.

You can solve it using the following tweaks in this guide.

-- Update your video card drivers
-- Turn off Sync Every Frame
-- Turn off Mouse Acceleration in the Control Panel

If you have two Video Cards, (such as integrated and dedicated video cards) then make sure the correct one is being used to reduce lag.

How to Fix - Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Lag / Slow Map Loading

Call of Duty Black Ops IICoD: Black Ops 2 runs well on most machines.

It doesn't require the newest, most powerful hardware and even an older graphics card / video card or CPU processor can handle it.

It works well on all Windows OS's -- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and even if you are using Steam.

So if your game is stuttering, frames are skipping, or you just have a low frame per second (FPS) rate, then it may not be your computer's fault.

-- Lower your resolution
-- Disable shadows in the game
-- Disable Sync Every Frame / VSYNC
-- Disable Ambient Occlusion
-- Set textures to Automatic
-- Update your video card drivers through the NVIDIA or ATI website (the current beta drivers work well)
So for single player and multiplayer users -- this will help. It will also help if when you are aiming down the sight of a gun and experience a drop in frame rate or even have some mouse input lag.

Many laptops and notebooks that are out there have two graphics card -- an integrated graphics card AND a dedicated graphics card -- that it switches between for conserving battery power. You can use the AMD ATI Catalyst Control Center or the NVIDIA Control Panel to solve the problem. Ensure that the dedicated card is being used instead of the integrated card. Check the "Global Settings" area.

Anyway, that's how you fix Call of Duty: Black Ops II lag!

How to Fix: Unable to Connect - Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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Tried playing multiplayer CoD: Black Ops 2, only to find out you can't connect?

If it cannot sustain a connection.

1) Run the game as an admin using administrator mode (right click the game -> run as administrator)
2) Disable your firewall (software and hardware / nat firewalls)
3) Enable gaming mode on your wireless / wired router
4) Open the following ports: 4500; 3478-3479; 3658 (TCP/UDP)

Boom! You can now connect to the CoD Black Ops II server for multiplayer and matchmaking.

Hopefully that was able to help you fix your unable to connect Call of Duty: Black Ops II issue! It certainly was able to solve the problem for us!

Works on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and even Windows XP.

Solved: Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Fails to Launch / Black Screen

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Just get CoD Black Ops 2 and encounter a black screen? Did you launch the game and it didn't open? Or maybe it just crashed with an error after you tried to play it -- such as at the intro / opening cinematic scene.

No biggie. You should be able to fix it.

Follow the below methods to troubleshoot it away.

This works for people who get the DLC Packs (such as from the Season Pass) or gets the game from Steam or has the Black Ops 2 Collector's Editions, which are: Hardened Edition, Care Package, and the Digital Deluxe Edition.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops II Launch Failure

There are several tweaks you can perform to try to fix this problem.
-- If you got the game via Steam, then try to revalidate / validate your game cache
-- Right click the game's EXE -> properties -> enable compatibility mode for Windows XP OR, if you are on Windows 8, then try setting the compatibility to Windows 7 (works for 32-bit / x86 and 64-bit / x64)
-- Run the game in administrator mode / admin mode (this is never ideal, however)
-- Update your video card drivers to the latest version, as these updates can solve game compatibility issues with your graphics card (works for all graphics cards -- intel, nvidia, ati, etc). This often helps with lag too, so if you end up experiencing lag, this can increase your frames per second (fps)
-- Get the latest version of DirectX

To expand on the DirectX issue, a lot of the time when a game does not run, it is because you are missing an important file. To ensure this is not the case, run the following included files below. The Steam paths are:
\Steamapps\Common\Call of Duty Black Ops II\redist\vcredist_x86.exe
\Steamapps\Common\Call of Duty Black Ops II\redist\DirectX\dxsetup.exe

Hopefully some of these suggestions helped solve the problem for you!

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