Reply 20 of 74, by UCyborg
DirectPlay is not an issue.
If on Windows 8 or later, install DirectPlay first from Control Panel->Programs and Features->Turn Windows features on and off.
Duplicate dplayx.dll in Windows\SysWOW64 (or System32 if it's 32-bit OS) and name it dplay.dll, alternatively, you can make a hard link to the original file, so physically, you have only one file with 2 names. dplayx.dll is an extended version of dplay.dll and judging by exported functions, backwards compatible with dplay.dll.
Discrete_BOB_058 wrote on 2020-05-16, 04:49:
So there is some AMD bug as this happens on AMD cpu. I think it is also a problem of buggy old AMD CPU extensions on Ryzen.
Anyway, I already pointed out the main issue in one of my previous posts. Windows version of this game will never work reliably unless someone writes a proper patch for it.
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