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XDleader555

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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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JaidynM

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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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  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
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    Custom Build
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    Intel Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2GHz
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arseny92

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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)
 

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    Windows 8
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    DELL XPS 17 L702x
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    Inel Core i7-2720QM
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    DELL XPS 17 L702x
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    16 GB DDR3-1333
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    NVIDIA GeForce 555M GT
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    Realtek
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    3DVision-enabled, glasses present
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arseny92

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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.
 
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  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DELL XPS 17 L702x
    CPU
    Inel Core i7-2720QM
    Motherboard
    DELL XPS 17 L702x
    Memory
    16 GB DDR3-1333
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 555M GT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3DVision-enabled, glasses present
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    TOSHIBA MK6461GSY 640GB 7200RPM
    Internet Speed
    12 mbit/s downstream, 1 mbit/s upstream

xsilverxdark

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Member
Ah, I could always just play it on Windows 7
 

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    Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview
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    Intel Atom
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    1GB
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    Intel GMA

HingedEmu2

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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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    8

XhanxLTU

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I Could run it on Consumer prieview, idk if it works now.
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Moar old consumer pics
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It runs for me without any compability or admin settings
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Consumer Prieview
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