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UDK-based games crash in fullscreen mode for non-admin users

I have installed and tried to run three different Unreal-based games on my computer, all of which have the same problem (namely Strike Vector, Hawken, and Antichamber; computer is less than a year old, runs Windows 8, all games purchased and downloaded through Valve's Steam service). When I launch the game, it gets as far as opening the game window and playing about a quarter-second of sound (indicating the "Made with Unreal" video clip is attempting to play). At this point the game window collapses and the program fails to proceed; no visuals of any kind are ever seen. Attempting to re-open the game window causes the issue to repeat itself. This only happens in fullscreen mode; playing in windowed mode causes no problems.

For security reasons, I do all my computer activity on a limited-user account rather than the default administrative account (which I have password protected). On the admin account, these games run fine in fullscreen mode, but on the limited account I keep running into this bug. Going into the games' settings through Windows and granting "Run as admin" privileges has gotten around the problem, but is only a temporary fix; the games do not seem to retain these privileges after closing down.

I have never had this problem with any other game engine, and it seems to be the main aspect these games have in common. I'm not a developer, so I don't have the knowledge base to be much more specific than this, but I think there's enough information here that respondents can reproduce the issue and examine it more closely. Hopefully someone here will have a better idea of what's going on and how to fix it permanently. Thank you for your time.

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asked Jan 22 '15 at 08:24 AM in Everything Else

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Hi merely1man,

This site is for UE4 development questions only. The best place to report this sort of thing is on the UDK forums:



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answered Jan 22 '15 at 02:14 PM

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