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MM2 not running on windows 10: "Access Denied"

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:57 am
by Fuyunyan
Upon trying to run MM2 on Windows 10, a popup appears and says "Access Denied: please login with administrator privileges and try again." There's another MM2 .exe 'Midtown2 Safe Mode' which is also in the MM2 directory. Should I run that? I would greatly appreciate help. Thank you guys.

Re: MM2 not running on windows 10: "Access Denied"

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:57 am
by carfan1061
I also had that problem, but I got round it by using dgvoodoo. I don't know why it helped, but it did :?

Follow the instructions here

Btw "Midtown2SafeMode" runs MM2 in software mode

Re: MM2 not running on windows 10: "Access Denied"

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:52 pm
by FXANBSS
Get the speedboot exe here (the EXE that everyone uses)
http://www.mm2x.com/modules.php?name=Do ... it&lid=119

You likely seem to have the original EXE (which weighs around 340 kb), that requires CD to run and it must have admin privileges on too.

Re: MM2 not running on windows 10: "Access Denied"

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:04 pm
by Fuyunyan
Upon running the speedboot exe a popup comes up and says I need to install DirectPlay which is apparently some deprecated feature. Should I try another modified exe or use dgvoodoo with the original exe? Or should I use dgvoodoo with a modified exe? Should I install DirectPlay?

Re: MM2 not running on windows 10: "Access Denied"

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:53 pm
by FXANBSS
First, download DirectPlay for MM2 to work, and keep using speedboot because it is the best official exe.

And don't forget to setup dgVoodoo so that MM2 can use newer DirectX that your computer supports correctly. (You're in Windows 10 so yes, do it)

without DgVoodoo it will run extremely slow.

Re: MM2 not running on windows 10: "Access Denied"

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:07 am
by zoot
You need the Speedboot and DirectPlay, also make sure MS's old program compatibility (including directplay) is on in the windows 10 settings.