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Makrin

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#1 10 years ago

Alright, it's me again. Well, I used to play Makermod, and suddenly, it stopped working. I checked their forum, and one guy said to replace the base game JAMPx866orwhatever.dll with the makermod one. So I did, but forgot to back the original one up. The makermod one borked again and now I'm getting a crash when I join makermod, JAPlus, and OJP, and when I join lugor, I get an error window saying "VM_Create CGgame Failed" . I know what this means: it means an idiot has been screwing with the game. And I know who the idiot is. I also think I know what you'll say: "Copy the .dll from the disk." But, since I dunno how to do that, I'm stuck in BaseJKA and Fm3. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!




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#2 10 years ago

Copying the .DLL from the disc couldn't be simpler, really.

Go to 'My Computer', right click the icon for the JA disc, and select Explore.

Search through the folders to find the DLL, and when you've found it, right-click it, select Copy from the drop-down menu, go back to your base folder, right-click somewhere empty, and click Paste on the menu.

It'll probably ask you to overwrite, just hit Yes.

And, you should never physically overwrite anything that was installed with the game. =p

You may have to do a full reinstall, though, if your disc contains the v1.00 release of Academy. But we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.


I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.



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#3 10 years ago

Thanks Kouen! I know, that was pretty numb of me to replace that...I must've been :sleep:in the head. Okay, another question: Instead of a full reinstall, could I replace all of the .DLLs with ones from the disk, then reuse the patcher? Oh, and thanks again for the help! :)




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#4 10 years ago

Nope, because the patcher doesn't decide whether you're up-to-date or not based purely on the DLLs.

Your best shot is to do a brute-force uninstallation, then reinstall the game. There's a walkthrough on doing that right here.


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#5 10 years ago

I normally would've tried that first, but last time I did I got an error like this, "GURU MEDITATION FAILURE! Assertion failed, click retry for a memory dump RETRY IGNORE " yeah, and I never figured that out. There used to be a thread about this error, but Inyiri removed it for some reason. Dunno why.........But, there you have it. Is there any other solution, like downloading the up-to-date DLL?




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#6 10 years ago

Inyri hasn't had any forum staff access for almost as long as I've been Network Staff, so if any threads were removed, they would have been removed by myself or STALKER (or DataLord, but that's going back quite a while).

I think what you mean is, that the thread doesn't show up in the search function, which is quite normal, actually; all threads over a certain age were archived to ease the database strain on the forums.

It's possible that redownloading the DLL may help, however I personally wouldn't trust third-party DLLs as far as I could throw an elephant, unless I had no other choice.

The reinstall is your safest bet, and probably the quickest and most straightforward solution too. In the time it would take you to actually find the DLL online, your game would've been purged from the system, reinstalled and repatched, by following the walkthrough I posted. All you'll need to do is make sure to move out your mods to a backup folder before deleting the JA folders.

Internet Security Rule Numero Dieciséis: Never trust a third-party to do, what you can do yourself in simplicity.


I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.