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How to prevent fangames from crashing on Windows 8
« on: February 09, 2015, 04:03:05 AM »
I was just trying to edit around k2 a little to make it work on windows 8 and accidentally stumbled upon a fix for (at least i think) all fangames that crash on windows 8.

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: download this file and save it anywhere http://www.mediafire.com/download/2hytbp9b2450ta4/dmsynth.dll

Step 2: go to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 , find this file, and click properties
(click to show/hide)

Step 3: Click advanced on the security tab
(click to show/hide)

Step 4: Click change owner(yours will have a different owner than mine)
(click to show/hide)

Step 5: Click advanced
(click to show/hide)

Step 6: Click Find Now
(click to show/hide)

Step 7: Scroll down to find "Administrators" (the one my mouse is on) highlight it then click OK
(click to show/hide)

Step 8: Click OK
(click to show/hide)

Step 9: Click Apply then click OK
(click to show/hide)

Step 10: Click on Administrators then click Edit...
(click to show/hide)

Step 11: Make sure you are still on Administrators then click Full Control (this should auto check all boxes)
(click to show/hide)

Step 12: Very Important Create a backup folder and copy your current "dmsynth.dll" into it
(click to show/hide)

Step 13: Copy the downloaded dmsynth.dll into C:\Windows\SysWOW64
(click to show/hide)

Step 14: Select "Replace the file in the destination"
(click to show/hide)

Then enjoy playing fangames without worrying about windows 8 versions or crashes :)

I only tested this on the Kamilia 2 Guy boss fight and some save in I wanna be the favorite difficulty, so please feel free to tell me about any issues. I've now thoroughly tested tons of games with no crashes.

Edit: some users are reporting that after a recent windows update that games crash again, This is because windows updated the dmsynth.sll file.  If this happened to you then just redoing the above guide will fix it once again.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2015, 07:46:57 PM by thebmxbandit11 »

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Re: I found a way to stop fangames such as Kamilia 2 from crashing on windows 8
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2015, 09:20:55 PM »
THANK YOU!  :atkLove:  I can now play scapegoat, K2, White cherry, etc. now! YESHHH
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Re: I found a way to stop fangames such as Kamilia 2 from crashing on windows 8
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2015, 10:00:36 PM »
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Re: I found a way to stop fangames such as Kamilia 2 from crashing on windows 8
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2015, 01:38:23 PM »
OMG IT WORKS!!
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Re: I found a way to stop fangames such as Kamilia 2 from crashing on windows 8
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2015, 06:16:26 PM »
Damn, nice job!

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Re: I found a way to stop fangames such as Kamilia 2 from crashing on windows 8
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2015, 04:39:33 PM »
based pull out brad  :atkLove: