High On Life – How to Run the Game on DirectX 11

So I found when I first tried playing the game and got an error about dx12 and try running without -dx12 or -d3d12. The common solutions from a google search were not helpful but i did find one on youtube that allowed me to open the game (havent tested if it will crash though).

Guide to Run the Game on DirectX 11

All credit goes to Saraph Vane!

How-To (Step-by-Step)

  • Step 1: Go to High On Life in Steam.
  • Step 2: Right click and select browse local game files.
  • Step 3: Right click the High on life.exe and select Send to Desktop (Create shortcut).
  • Step 4: Click on the target line and go to the end. (should be next to .exe of the target line.
  • Step 5: Type in -dx11.

Example: High on life path line text.exe -dx11.

This allowed me to launch the game. I’ll try to post this to other discussions for this problem and post it on reddit.

If you want to find the video just search.

How to solve DX12 is not supported on your system in Youtube.

Please spread this around if it worked for you as im sure this will come up for more.

Egor Opleuha
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

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