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Our old friend Vista
04/09/2016, 20:51:16

    dave_rickart writes:

    So, desktop PC with Vista.

    Installed MM9 tonight, went and got the 1.0 to 1.2 patch, the 1.3 patch from Telp, the 1.3a patch from Telp, set all to 'run as administrator', and compatibility mode set to Windows XP (Service Pack 2) on all .exe files.

    The program launches fine to the 'initial' screen. Then hitting 'Play' launches a second screen, and I hit the 'Launch' button and.....

    nothing.

    no sound, nothing loads, no game, silent emptiness.

    I went back and changed all the compatibility settings to 'Windows 98.... same behavior. initial screen opens, second screen opens, hitting 'launch' does nothing.

    saw a post about a replacement cshell.dll. did that too.

    still nothing.

    using the 'Find' feature here brings up alot of posts saying 'check the older posts', or 'why are you running Vista'....

    and alot of talking about the loading screens when you start a new game or load a saved game (or I assume, cross regions/towns).... seen them before when this game worked on a Windows XP machine.

    but... not even getting that far. the game just won't start up. frustration level is high enough to punt on MM9 forever, but SOMEONE must have encountered this before, right?





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What version of the game do you have?
04/10/2016, 01:20:15

    Bones writes:

    NWC, Ubi, or GoG?

    Note that you should only be applying the 1.3a patch, but no harm will be done if you apply both (I think). Also, I don't think any of the patches will work on the Ubi and GoG versions -- although the cshell hack will.





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NWC
04/10/2016, 09:24:55

    dave_rickart writes:

    Purchased the game ages ago, on a previous PC.




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Also, I'm assuming I can run Mok's patches from any location?
04/10/2016, 19:23:42

    dave_rickart writes:

    I.E. - it does not have to reside in the MM9 directory to correctly update the game?

    (just wondering, since I have 6, 7, 8 and 9 installed on this PC, I am presuming the patch knows how to find 9 and update it appropriately, etc)





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I don't know....
04/12/2016, 08:22:38

    Bones writes:

    For the patch to find the appropriate files to update it would have to be able to look through the registry to reference the location. Mok was certainly knowledgeable enough to do that, but I don't know if he actually did. It would be safest to run it from the same folder that contains the game's exe.




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Sorry
04/22/2016, 00:34:16

    Marcus writes:

    Sorry for you and me. I have exactly the same problem and results.




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