Have you tried checking the box at 'system memory' instead of 'video memory'? What Dreams says is also true: You should only use the 'Desktop resolution'. The latest DDraw.dll will adjust the game to your screen size.
I've tried all of the above, as well as what is listed on the website. I updated my DirectX, laptop, and tried troubleshooting as well. Nothing has worked. When I rename, it makes it into a copy (ddraw.dll(2)).
Boys, when you rename the compatibility dll's you should delete the old one's first. In summary: - If the game doesn't start at all: you are most likely using XP/Vista or Win7 32bit. You can probably resovle this by deleting the default dll files, and renaming the xp/vista compatibiltiy DLL's which come with the client. - If the client starts, but the game doesnt run (throwing some error), you can most likely resolve this by checking the 'system memory' box in the launcher options.
- make sure to check the box labelled 'System Memory' at the client startup. - make sure no other software which uses your graphics card is running (just to be sure). - make sure firewall allows the updater to do the update (check for files with 0 kb size, if you find any, the updater was not allowed to download them properly); If the above still doesn't work: - try windowed mode by adding -w to target of moac.exe shortcut (make a shortcut to moac.exe) - try using ddraw_oldschool.dll by renaming it to ddraw.dll (delete the other one). - list system specs (windows version, 32/64 bit, graphics card model).
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134 Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name Home System Manufacturer Dell Inc. System Model OptiPlex 9020 System Type x64-based PC System SKU OptiPlex 9020 Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A10, 1/8/2015 SMBIOS Version 2.7 Embedded Controller Version 255.255 BIOS Mode Legacy BaseBoard Manufacturer Dell Inc. BaseBoard Model Not Available BaseBoard Name Base Board Platform Role Desktop Secure Boot State Unsupported PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.17134.285" User Name Home Time Zone Central Standard Time Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB Total Physical Memory 7.91 GB Available Physical Memory 4.73 GB Total Virtual Memory 9.16 GB Available Virtual Memory 5.84 GB Page File Space 1.25 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys Kernel DMA Protection Off Virtualization-based security Not enabled Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not InstantGo, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes