Sony has released God of War on PC and as we’ve already reported, the PC port is pretty great. However, and by default, the game only runs on Windows 10 and Windows 11. Thankfully, there is a mod now that you can use in order to play it on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
Created by modders ‘okt04175’ and ‘alan2350’ this Windows 7 /8 Unofficial Patch does exactly what it says. The modders have modified the OS version detection behavior so that it can be launched with Win7/8/8.1. However, you cannot use this mod in order to play the game on Windows 10/11.
After applying Patch to GoW.exe, you’ll have to download and decompress DXVK d3d11.dll and dxgi.dll and put them next to GoW.exe and start the game. You may also have to use the DXVK Async Patch if necessary.
You can download the mod from here. Alongside this mod, you’ll also need doitsujin’s dxvk, HansKristian-Work’s vkd3d-proton, Sporif’s DXVK-Async Patch and marco-calautti’s DeltaPatcher. Links to these programs are listed on the mod’s page.
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