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Might and Magic VIII on Windows 7
02/16/2015, 13:32:21

    Chris Mingles writes:

    I've installed Might and Magic VIII from CD. Might and Magic Platinum Edition, right out of the box.

    It will not run on my Windows 7 PC. I've tried various compatibility settings, including for Windows 95 and Windows 98.
    I've ran the game as administrator.

    Can someone help me get the game running? Is there a patch or something?

    Chris





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If you've installed it from the CD's, Mok's MM8 patch might work.
02/17/2015, 06:13:57

    Peter2 writes:

    Link below.

    At least one person has had difficulty with applying Mok's patch to a game downloaded from GOG, but they should work from the CD games. Fingers crossed!

    Good luck!



    Related link: http://www.chlala.dk/mightandmagic/Mok/

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Hey Peter2
02/17/2015, 08:54:54

    Chris Mingles writes:

    Long time no chat. Is there any instructions you would give me for this? Should I change compatibility to Windows xp or something?




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I'm not sure, Bones is the expert in this area.
02/18/2015, 04:52:24

    Peter2 writes:

    I know the games, but I lost touch with the finer details of the computers years ago I couldn't hold down my job and at the same time keep up with such a fast-developing field as computers turned out to be.

    The advice that I received from experts I trust was that for games, changing the compatibility might help, but you couldn't trust it completely. Games programmers try to wring the last ounce of performance out of the machines, and almost always make use of borderline machine capabilities which are poorly documented or not documented at all. I used them myself back in the days of MS-DOS. All I can say is that Mok's patches were designed to help MM6-8 to run more reliably under the XP operating system. They weren't quite 100% we did come across a couple of people that the patches didn't help but they were damn' good.

    So I would guess that a Mok-patched game combined with XP compatibility would probably give you the best chance of running the games, but I can't guarantee it'll work.

    As computers advance, they get further and further away from the operating systems these games were designed to run under. For example, I still have the discs to install a Win98 operating system (which is what most of the later MM games were designed to run under), but I can't install Win98 at all on my current equipment. That's why I've kept some of my old boxes. I still dig out my vintage 1999 laptop occasionally to run MM6-8 on a fully compatible machine it's the only computer I've got which will still let me find all the treasures hidden in these games.





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All solid advice...
02/19/2015, 09:12:26

    Bones writes:

    ... except that I wouldn't characterize myself as an expert. Still, here's what I can add.

    1) Copy the install program from your CD to a hard drive, mark it for Win98 compatibility, and run it from there.

    2) Mark all EXEs and DLLs for Win98 compatibility and install Mok's patch.

    3) Cross your fingers and start the game.





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From where I'm looking, Bones, you're an expert, believe me!
02/20/2015, 06:13:39

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MM6-7-8 on windows7
06/13/2015, 01:41:59

    Mansis MM8 GURU writes:

    hej chris - i know its a late response. but maybe u need this hint left, and for all new guys having the same problem
    theres a easy solution for this problem.
    like on all old games - theres a russian person with great hotfixes try to google "Sergeys Rozhenke aka Grayface MM8 patch"
    for sure he got the same fixes for mm6+mm7.




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And here's how to fix any video issues...
07/28/2015, 18:43:58

    galneon writes:

    Yep. GrayFace's patches have deprecated Mok's.

    Also, if anyone encounters any issues in 3d accelerated mode, such as a flickering screen with recent Nvidia cards, they should install dgVoodoo 2. It contains both a 3dfx and D3D wrapper, but you'll only want to use the D3D wrapper. Extract DDraw.dll, D3DImm.dll, and the configuration tool to your MM8 directory, then select it as your display device in the MM8Setup tool. Works flawlessly for MM7 and 8 on Windows 7 or 8.1.



    Related link: dgVoodoo 2

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Thanks for this.
07/29/2015, 07:25:59

    Bones writes:





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