All hail this guy.ZimM wrote:On Windows 8, the game runs very slow for some people, and for others it just crashes with "CreatePrimSurface failed" error. Yes, I know it says "Windows 8 not supported" on the store page, but this is not an excuse for me
So here is the fix:
1. Download this archive.
This is a set of libraries from Wine project that emulate DirectDraw with OpenGL (and they dothat way better than Windows 8 does)
2. Unzip the contents of the archive to Original War installation (usually "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Original War\")
That's it. With this fix, everything works as it always worked on previous Windows versions without any other hacks. At least for me, it fixed the "CreatePrimSurface failed" crash and allowed to play the game pretty much flawlessly.
Hope this helps someone.
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... =222937555