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  1. #1

    MapleStory


    Has anyone been able to successfully start MapleStory?
    It seems that Themida doesn't want to run under windows 8.
    It installs fine by the way.

    Also, Themida is not a virus in the executable. Themida is an encryption as to ensure that the MapleStory client isn't hacked.

    Compatibility doesn't work either.
    95/98/ME - Thinks it's a virtual machine
    XP/ Vista/ 7 - Themida crashes (An internal exception occured (Address: 0x105574e))

    Running as Administrator mode has no affect either.
    And as far as my research goes, I think nexon may have to update Themida (Changelog Here)
    "[!]
    Fixed compatibility issue in API-Wrapper under Windows 8"

    This happened on 3 of my computers running windows developer preview.

    I'm out of ideas. Anyone care to help?

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  2. #2


    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04


    Unfortunately, MapleStory is not compatible with Windows 8. I can't be sure why but I can say for certain that it will not work on the Windows 8 Developer Preview. However, MapleStory did not work in Windows 7 when it was first released so it should be fine when the final build is released.

    Compatibility mode doesn't work for the same reason that Themida is included in the executable. In an attempt to stop users hacking the MapleStory client, the developers have rendered compatibility mode useless.
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  3. #3


    Israel
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Any luck yet on the subject?

    If trying to use the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter from Control Panel, I end with this error message, originating from the MapleStory.exe (the error windows is active and the MapleStory.exe mushroom icon is present on the taskbar)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails captureje[1].png  
    Last edited by arseny92; 19 Dec 2011 at 13:33.
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  4. #4


    Israel
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Successfully started it. Even though MapleStory includes a security feature that blocks it from running itself inside a virtual machine, that feature does not being enforced, when running Windows 7, booted from a VHD drive on the physical machine (Physical VHD Boot). That can count a sort of a secondary OS installation, but without partitioning the physical drive.

    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) 2011 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    PS C:\Windows\system32> bcdedit /enum
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    integrityservices       Enable
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {b01ee452-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    displayorder            {current}
                            {b01ee45d-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    displaybootmenu         Yes
    custom:26000025         No
    
    Windows Boot Loader-------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows Developer Preview
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {b01ee454-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    integrityservices       Enable
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    osdevice                partition=C:systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {b01ee452-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    nx                      OptIn
    custom:250000c2         1
    hypervisorlaunchtype    Auto
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {b01ee45d-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    device                  vhd=[C:]\VHD\win7.vhd
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 7 (VHD)
    locale                  en-US
    recoverysequence        {b01ee45e-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    osdevice                vhd=[C:]\VHD\win7.vhd
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {2334aacf-2c9c-11e1-bdb7-806e6f6e6963}
    PS C:\Windows\system32>
    But that is not an inside-Windows 8 start though. Better than nothing.
    Last edited by arseny92; 23 Dec 2011 at 12:01.
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  5. #5


    Calgary, AB
    Posts : 10
    Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Ah, I could always just play it on Windows 7
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by arseny92 View Post
    Successfully started it. Even though MapleStory includes a security feature that blocks it from running itself inside a virtual machine, that feature does not being enforced, when running Windows 7, booted from a VHD drive on the physical machine (Physical VHD Boot). That can count a sort of a secondary OS installation, but without partitioning the physical drive.

    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) 2011 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    PS C:\Windows\system32> bcdedit /enum
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    integrityservices       Enable
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {b01ee452-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    displayorder            {current}
                            {b01ee45d-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    displaybootmenu         Yes
    custom:26000025         No
    
    Windows Boot Loader-------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows Developer Preview
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {b01ee454-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    integrityservices       Enable
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    osdevice                partition=C:systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {b01ee452-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    nx                      OptIn
    custom:250000c2         1
    hypervisorlaunchtype    Auto
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {b01ee45d-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    device                  vhd=[C:]\VHD\win7.vhd
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 7 (VHD)
    locale                  en-US
    recoverysequence        {b01ee45e-0530-11e1-a532-bf8f9db8a857}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    osdevice                vhd=[C:]\VHD\win7.vhd
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {2334aacf-2c9c-11e1-bdb7-806e6f6e6963}
    PS C:\Windows\system32>
    But that is not an inside-Windows 8 start though. Better than nothing.
    so there is a solution or not?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Consumer Prieview


    I Could run it on Consumer prieview, idk if it works now.

    Moar old consumer pics

    It runs for me without any compability or admin settings
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