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Jermius Provius
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posted 02 August 2015 00:24 EDT (US)         
I just uploaded my RTW installed BI, then I installed MTW2, neither work. Says the MSS32.DLL, is missing. Did the fixes posted in 2005 and 2011 on other forums. Still nothing, game wont run, get the same error, but only if I open the folder and run the exe from there. If I run from the desktop icon it doesn't say anything, but I have to routinely set my status to Admin, even though I set it to that by default on the compatibility. I tried to move UAC to the lowest bar. It's still borked....

I downloaded WinAmp..borked.

What's up with this?

I have legit copies, and entered the ID key for MTW2.

I'm at a total loss, is Windows 10 doing this?

mox roma victrix
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Terikel Grayhair
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posted 02 August 2015 05:26 EDT (US)     1 / 6       
I have zero experience with Windows 10, but if it reports a file being missing, I would look first for that file to see if it is there, or is indeed missing. That happens sometimes during installation, a file would get corrupted and not be recognized. So first see if the file exists, and then we try to figure out why the game does not see it.

If the file is not there, try a re-install. Sometimes that fixes it.

EDIT: Looking up MSS32.dll, I found that it is not a game file. It is a windows file. You might find solutions for your problems following this link or this one.

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Jermius Provius
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posted 02 August 2015 08:02 EDT (US)     2 / 6       
Yeah, thanks for the swift reply. I'm gonna run ccleaner, and try to find the latest DX, But yeah, I forgot to mention, the file is in both directories. It's not that it didn't install, I even tried pulling it off the CD itself to replace the one in the directory, but it was no change, so I'm leaning on it being a Windows 10 Direct X issue.

I'm on a laptop, but it runs AoC so it shouldn't be a graphic's issue my spec's are way over what I would have needed to run it in 2005-2011. It has to be software relate, and God I hope it's not malware related.

Thanx a bunch for the links though.

mox roma victrix
Terikel Grayhair
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posted 02 August 2015 10:33 EDT (US)     3 / 6       
You are welcome, and welcome to our forums.

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Jermius Provius
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posted 02 August 2015 18:38 EDT (US)     4 / 6       
Thank, you for the welcome, and I'm happy to be member of the forum. I have read it for years but never had any real reason to join until this frustrating issue.

I had the games in mothballs until recently, but dug them out to take them for a spin on my new-ish HP.

It might be something to do with my ROM drive on my laptop.

It's a DVD-ROM, but the play feature only seems to engage for movie disks. Runs them like a LEDFS with no glitches.

But it's also a CD burner, so I can only see the option to erase the disk, or copy the files as if I was going to pirate it.

Can anyone tell me how to disable the writer so just the autoplay on my DVD-ROM works? I never burn anything anyway, and it seems like game makers wouldn't make disks and HP wouldn't make a drive this screwy if there wasn't a way to get it to play game disks.

But I have asked around and scanned the net. Nothing about what I need, only tips on disabling the autoplay I want to activate.

mox roma victrix

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Terikel Grayhair
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posted 03 August 2015 02:43 EDT (US)     5 / 6       
I do not know much about disc drives, but I do know they should never write anything to a disc without you commanding it to (and often commanding through several layers of Are you Sure?)

I wrote a possible solution to you in your email. That works for me, and should for you, unless Windows 10 is so advanced that nothing on the market can support it.

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Jermius Provius
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posted 03 August 2015 14:31 EDT (US)     6 / 6       
Soooo... *sighs*

I did something unapproved and ran it through a VD, and got the same issues so it is totally software related. I bypassed the RD altogether so it's not my hardware. My HP Laptop is a chomping at the bit stallion waiting in a stall to run this bad boy, compared to anything from 2006, this is like alien tech, and it installed the RTW and BI disks a second time like a monster.

It has to be Win-Ten, and a syntax level problem. I'm guessing it ate or removed the driver used by DemoShield to run the game, because both RTW:BI and MTW2 use it, DemoShields logo pops up but then blips off.

Anyone understand why?

I'm stupid.....

*cries*

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