i just made a virtual machine with windows xp sp3 using vmware workstation downloaded the client and had some dll problemas first was the dwmapi.dll is missing, so i downloaded it and had another error that said:
i tried downloading the msvcrt.dll, but im still having the issue, any idea?
Base client has ddraw_oldschool.dll now (I uploaded it to the base client package). Make sure you allow moac.exe and the updater to run freely. Rename oldschool.dll to ddraw.dll (remove the other one). Note that the updater may still overwrite ddraw.ddl upon patching, so you will have to rename ddraw_oldschool.dll to ddraw.dll after each update.. You can also delete the updater. The game will warn you that the updater is missing on start-up, but you can still play after clicking ok. Let me know how it works out.
If the oldschool dll doeant work, its probably not a ddraw issue. Try the following: remove the ddraw.dlls and the updater alltogether and try running the game without them (old XP and Vista should have the proper ddraw built in). What about windowed mode? Does that work?
I read some stuff about this error. Assuming you tried downloading the client, and running it without updating it (and without the ddraw.dll), and you still got the same error, this could potentially be caused by the operating system. Multiple sources on google mention that this can be caused by installing a vista msvcrt.dll file on a windows xp system, or vice versa (i.e. wrong dll files for the operating system used). Most of the sources say to remove msvcrt.dll and try downloading another one which is specific to your system.
You said you were using a virtual machine? Does that mean that you installed virtual Vista (or XP) on a windows 10 machine? Have you tried running the game on a pure Vista/XP machine?
- run it in software mode instead of hardware (astonia3 settings); - run it in 16 bits compatibility mode (rightclick the .exe, and select 16 bit color compatibility mode); and - try running it in windowed mode.
Tell me how it works out!
If this works, I will adjust the update mechanism in the public client to make it compatible with XP.