#187 Windows Vista Support

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2006-11-12
2006-11-12
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I would like to ask if there will be a development of
VDMSound for Windows Vista (32-bit).

I am currently beta-testing this o/s and have found
that, although VDMSound seems to install correctly,
with full shell integration, whenever I try and run a
game using the "run with vdms" option, I get an error
telling me that it can't find the file vddloader.dll.
This file is present but for some reason cannot be
seen by vdmsound.

Steve
dunedan22@hotmail.com

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    Confirmed Running Vista Business RTM from MSDNAA.

    A workaround is to copy the DLL into C:\windows\system32 though a proper fix would be nice.

     
  • Vlad ROMASCANU
    Vlad ROMASCANU
    2007-01-02

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    Check that the VDMSPath environment variable is properly set, that's where the DLL is normally searched for.

     
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    Considering that this project died a long time ago, I doubt that'll ever happen.

     
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    vista usually refuses to load external DLLs.
    While the application reports that the DLL cannot be found, it is likely that Vista finds but just does not load it and reports an error that is misinterpreted by the application.
    You should try to tell Vista somehow to accept this dll.

     
  • Vlad ROMASCANU
    Vlad ROMASCANU
    2007-11-27

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    Probably has to do with Vista's improved security and/or support of short file names (I don't remember how this worked.) But VDMSPATH should be set IIRC, and should possibly be a valid 8.3 (short) file name version i.e. C:\PROGRA~1\VDMSOUND, not C:\Program Files\VDMSOUND (not sure about that last one tho'.)