For the unrelated Activision game, see The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.
SLI compatibility bits
NVIDIA predefined SLI mode
NVIDIA predefined number of GPUs to use on SLI rendering mode
Standard Steam troubleshooting is required. Verify the integrity of the game cache, and run Steam and the game as an administrator.
If it's still not working, right-click the game's executable, click Properties, click the Compatibility tab, and then check the options to run in compatibility mode for Windows 98/ME. Also check the option to disable desktop composition.
Another solution is to check if your steam.exe is being run with Vista compatibility mode, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe or Steam Application(or your variant path) right click the application, then click Properties, and find the Compatibility tab. Check if the application is being run with Vista compatibility, if so and it is grayed out click "Change settings for all users" and un-check "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and click apply. Once this is done close your steam.exe and all steam related processes or restart your computer, restart Steam and launch The Walking Dead this "should" fix the issue, and fix the stuttering caused by using the advent of the Windows 98/ME fix. On a sidenote before trying this fix make sure your "The Walking Dead.exe" isn't running in Windows 98/ME compatibility mode. If it is, it makes this fix pointless because the actual game is still being run in that compatibility mode and will still cause stuttering.
If you start the game while the program "D3D Overrider" (v2.0.1) is running in the background, the game will possibly crash. The current solution is to close D3D Overrider while you play the game in this case.
Caused by anti-aliasing being forced by the AMD Vision Engine Control Center. Set anti-aliasing to 'Application Controlled'.
Unplugging game controllers may fix the problem as well.
Another possible solution (Windows 7): Make sure that Steam is not running in Vista Compatibility mode. First make sure Steam is not running. Right click Steam icon, select properties and the compatibility Tab. If "run this programme in compatibility mode" box is ticked untick it.
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\
~/Library/Application Support/TellTale Games/The Walking Dead
Less than a fix, this is a workaround.
The crash occurs on the intro page after 'click to continue' when the game displays a progress bar saying 'connecting'. Disabling your network (e.g. via explorer -> 'my network places' -> 'connections' or via the Start button -> 'control panel' -> 'network connections'), will make the game run under these circumstances but you won't have Steam achievements as all of your network is down.
explorer -> 'my network places' -> 'connections'
Start button -> 'control panel' -> 'network connections'
___How to disable your network:___
After you have stopped playing you want to right-click and ACTIVATE your network connection again.