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Hi there, Having a do at installing the game on my comp XP service pack 3. I have followed the instructions and used all links provided on the original post. However when i go to luanch the .EXE i get the following error."This applicatoin failed to start becuase d3dx9_43.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem"Any advice greatly appreciated.Bogus.
Microsoft says that DWM is always on in Windows 8 but that's not true. WinPE4 (tiny Windows 8) has no DWM. Actually, DWM is on because of Metro so if you disable DWM the Start Screen will turn black and you can't see anything. Winlogon.exe spawns a new DWM.exe process so if you kill DWM.exe it restarts.Solution?Use PSSuspend.exe or Process Explorer from sysinterals.comFollow the command line instructions for PSSuspendIf you're using GUI Process Explorer than right click on the winlogon.exe process and click Suspend. Then, kill DWM.exe.
This is to disable desktop composition in windows 8 and 8.1.This does not apply to:Fullscreen users (not windowed borderless)Other operating systems (Desktop composition is a lot easier to disable in other operating systems)Use Process Explorer and run it as AdministratorDo the following steps in order:KILL explorer.exeSUSPEND winlogon.exe[This is so you can do the next step without it re-opening automatically]KILL dwm.exe[This is what you don't want to be running, it's the desktop windows manager and has desktop composition. this gets in the way]RUN explorer.exe[File > Run... in Process Explorer, allows opengl to be used and basic OS navigations excluding metro start menu]RESUME winlogon.exe when you want dwm.exe back (or restart)[You may have to kill explorer again and suspend winlogon.exe again to get it to be resumeable]The benefit to doing this is a dramatic reduction in cursor latency.The downfall is the start menu goes to black and can't be used at all.This has actually become very safe and easier to do. Now I really do recommend it to anyone on Windows 8 / 8.1
A humble animator reaches out to XDA..Switching to Windows 8 destroys the ability to use one of the most streamlined and dynamic animation programs ever made.Macromedia's Flash MX ( Version 6 ) Why this version? It's the version before Adobe bought it, and messed with the brush engine. Pressuresensitive brush lines are amazing, sharp, and precise compared to later Adobe versions. Many cartoonists prefer drawing in it.Flash's vector engine clashes with Windows "glass" and DWM composition though. The program works fine, but in Windows 7, one mustdisable desktop composition in compatibility settings, or navigating through to edit a symbol is incredibly slowed down. ( by about 500%! )So, in switching to Windows 8, disabling DWM is not possible any longer, and thus - working in Flash 6 is broken forever.Has anyone managed to turn off DWM in Win 8 through any kind of hack, or using old DWM code? Help! Flash isn't the only app affected by this!Cry.. sob.. etc..
QuoteOriginally Posted by phailyoor View PostSteps:use process explorerkill explorer.exewinlogon.exekill dwm.exeuse command line to delete/move dwm.exeunsuspend winlogon.exe!!!profit???BTW, you will have to replace dwm.exe before rebooting or logging off, or you will have bricked your installationDon't run explorer, or else bad things will happen. Ex7 for windows 8 will work fine.Wow! This does in fact work.. without rebooting.That last step of deleting / moving dwm.exe not necessary.I used process explorer to:open cmd.exekill explorer.exeSUSPEND winlogon.exekill dwm.exein cmd: run flash.exewhen done: unsuspend winlogon.exe - everything returns to normal.Now if I can only automate this. Hmm.. maybe I can try and whip something up in autoit or autohotkey so that this can all be done on the fly for anyparticular app..Thanks!
Originally Posted by phailyoor View PostSteps:use process explorerkill explorer.exewinlogon.exekill dwm.exeuse command line to delete/move dwm.exeunsuspend winlogon.exe!!!profit???BTW, you will have to replace dwm.exe before rebooting or logging off, or you will have bricked your installationDon't run explorer, or else bad things will happen. Ex7 for windows 8 will work fine.
Bad things might happen if you leave winlogon suspended for too long, that's why the move dwm step exists
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