You all know by now that i am no big fan of Cossacks 2 and yet i paid money for it and wanted to play it yesterday. It turned out i couldn't launch it. I installed the patch 1.2, i couldn't launch it.. I tested out compatiblity mode on windows XP Service pack 2 and 3 ... I downloaded an allegate patch from a fan side and that promised to get it work on windows 8... and ... it didn't work. Is here anyone who knows how to get it work on windows 8.1 without using steam ? I don't wanna buy the game again. Any ideas are welcome!