I'm not sure of the how or why, but I showed up today to the May 10 Unity Dev event at Full Sail and my Unity 3D IDE had quit working. When attempting to start Unity 3D, a dialog would pop saying "Unity editor has stopped working" as shown below. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Unity to no avail.
Quick solution Create a desktop shortcut for Unity 3D Customize the startup command line to include the "-force-d3d11" command line argument Alternatively, you can try the "-force-opengl" command line argument instead
Caveat I like running desktop apps by typing them in at the command line in the Windows 8 Start Screen. There is no way of hitting the shortcut with the command line from the Start Screen. I must go to desktop mode to launch the app now to launch Unity 3D.
Around the Edges At this point I have no idea of the cause of my Unity issue.
I do know that I am running Windows 8.1 Update and version Unity 4.3.4f1 (most recent update as of this post) and something aint right. But I can fix it, so good to go.
Things That Did Not Work Fixing This Problem
Hoping this helps out someone stuck in a unity no go situation the road...
Thank for this info that give me a very welllllllll answer.
May i forward this information to my BLOG(a new blog space...) ?
@anders - sure, just give me a linkback
Thanks for your support ^^
I tried this but i still didn't work. it says "the name specified in the target box does not exist
@daniel email me on this - jhealy at Microsoft.com