Blacksite / Jericho / Bioshock Windows 2000 fixes

By OldBoy2k
Dec 18, 2007
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  1. Hi,

    i've checked these games in our local media store and all are supposed to work with WinXP and Vista only.Are there any working Win2K fixes for these games?

    The Witcher
    Hellgate London
    Shadowrun
    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
    Blacksite
    Time Shift

    If not, would it be hard to get these games working?

    greetings

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    The procedure entry point TraceMessage could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll

    XINPUT_1_3.dll

    Windows 2000 fix

    Infernal

    Blacksite The Witcher Jericho Dark Messiah Enemy Territory Quake Wars games game

    Win2k Windows2000 (APILOADER) Entrypoint heapSetInformation in Kernel32.dll
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

    Most games that run on XP will run on 2000 but I have heard you need a patch for Bioshock. See if any of those games have demos you can download and play before you buy.
  3. OldBoy2k

    OldBoy2k TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Hi vegasgmc,

    theres a great fix for Bioshock set up by a fine guy from this forum.It works great.Will check out some demos though.Thanks and happy christmas to you and all here on board :)
  4. OldBoy2k

    OldBoy2k TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Okay,i've tested some of the above games and heres how they worked out on Win2k and the following environment:
    But attention,i have not played them through though,Only played a couple of hours!:
    Windows2k SP4
    CPU: XP M 2600@2,2GHz
    RAM: 2GB DoubleDual DDR1 @200
    Graphic: Gigabyte 6600 GT silent pipe
    (GV-N66T128VP/128MB DDR3/Pixel Shader 3.0/Vertex Shader 3.0)
    DirectX Nov2007
    Ageia PhysX 7.11.13
    Nvidia Forceware: 169.21


    XP Games:
    - BioShock -> Per Hansson Win2k Fix worked

    - Crysis -> Per Hansson Win2k v1.0 Fix worked

    - El Matador -> installed and worked fine with official El Matador Patch 1.1 worked

    - Blacksite -> installed retail v1.2 fine but only works with fixed xinput9_1_0.dll (see here: Per Hansson Win2k Bio Shock Fix) game starts with no error but Hardware Sound Acceleration Level in DxDiag must be set off or low.Also fixed xinput9_1_0.dll must also be copied to wnnt/system32 directory (you must make backups!) and to the game directory (overwrite existing one)!Other XP players complained about similar sound problems and performance issues.Problem might get fixed with next patch v1.3 worked

    - Dark Messiah -> installed okay and worked fine with official 1.01 and after 1.02 Patch worked
  5. OldBoy2k

    OldBoy2k TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 27

    - Jericho -> installed okay and worked fine (using SafeMode) worked

    - The Witcher -> installed okay,Patches 1.1 and 1.2 installed but some loading problems didn't worked
    a) (APILOADER)-Entrypoint 'heapSetInformation' in 'Kernel32.dll' error when starting the witcher.exe
    b) Dynamic Link Library error within gdiplus.dll which can not be found in system32/system or system32\wbem
    when starting launcher.exe
    Solved the first problems by downloading and installing two dlls into the The Witcher game directory (where the launcher is stored) and also into the system directory: a) gdiplus.dll v5.1.3079.3 b) dbghelp.dll v5.1.2600.1106 from http://de.nodevice.com/dll/The game loads with a (APILOADER)-The procedure GetProcessId could not be located in the dll KERNEL32.dll Error.Its failing because there was Win32 API GetProcessId call which does not exist in kernel32.dll on Windows 2000.So this problem must be fixed first.

    - Enemy Territory Quake Wars -> info at ETQW forum on how to install game.The retail version 1.0 works with OldCigarette wtsapi32 wrapper (source of wrapper included) worked

    - Infernal -> installed okay and worked fine worked

    - London Hellgate -> installed okay,Patch 0.6 SP installed,game loads but with API error.After copying dbghelp.dll v5.1.2600.1106 to main game and SP_x86 directory theres some "The procedure could not be located in the dll" Error. didn't worked

    - TimeShift (Retail) v1.2 -> installed okay, game only works with dbghelp.dll in timeshift.exe game folder because of
    "MiniDumpWriteDump" API error.Patch used: timeshift_update_all_versions_10_12.exe worked
    Q: Is that usual that there are only 4 servers listed online in mp?!

    - TimeShift (Demo) -> installed okay, game only works with mss32.dll and dbghelp.dll in timeshift.exe game folder worked

    - Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Demo DX9)-> problems with OS Check and installation,tested with fixed xinput1_1.dll + d9dx_33.dll,d3dx9.dll.Game crashes then after installation and starting without given detailed errors.Found out its because game needs CPU with SSE2!It wont run on Athlon XPs works on SSE2 CPUs and Win2k compatible motherboards and with fixed xinput3.dll in bin directory (*)working

    - Silverfall (Demo) -> installed okay,worked fine worked

    - CNC3 Tiberium Wars -> Win2k fixes worked
    Retail Game Patch:
    CNC3 Retail Fix
    Demo Patch:
    CNC3 Demo Fix
    - Unreal Tournament 3 (Demo) -> heee, its indeed a long workaround but works! worked

    - Jade Empire (Retail) -> installed okay but only works with fixed xinput9_1_0.dll in bin directory.Make sure you have a Pixel Shader 2.0 (or above) supporting graphic card worked

    Other game fix solutions (no garantee!):
    - Overlord - The Game -> installed okay but only works with fixed xinput9_1_0.dll (no need of dbghelp.dll) internet info - not tested
    - ArmA: Armed Assault -> patched only works with fixed xinput1_1.dll internet info - not tested
    - Splinter Cell - Double Agent -> only works with fixed xinput1_1.dll internet info - not tested
    - Colin McRae: Dirt -> It wont run on Athlon XPs but may work on SSE2 CPUs and Win2k compatible motherboards with fixed xinput1_1.dll maybe working
    - Harry Potter - Order of the Phoenix -> only works with fixed xinput1_1.dll internet info - not tested
    - Battlestations -> only works with fixed xinput1_1.dll internet info - not tested
    - Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 -> only works with fixed xinput1_1.dll internet info - not tested
    - Transformers -> only works with fixed xinput1_1.dll internet info - not tested
    - Two Worlds -> only works with ReVOLVeR DoX Win2k fix internet info - not tested
    - Call of Duty 4 -> It wont run on Athlon XPs but may work on SSE2 CPUs and Win2k compatible motherboards with d3dx9_34.dll (registry XP tweak needed for applying patches) maybe working
    - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vega -> only works with fixed xinput1_3.dll in binaries directory internet info - not tested


    Other games that are compatible and support Win2k OS (stated on retail game box):
    - Painkiller Overdose
    - Obscure 2
    - Red Ocean

    NEWS - INFO:
    Most of the troublesome games can be played under Win2k using OldCigarettes Wrapper.You can also post there problems with other XP games and applications.The gaming forum with updated game fixes can be found here:
    Code:
    http://win2kgaming.site90.com/phpBB2/
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