What to do to play MM & MM2 on Windows 8.1?

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What to do to play MM & MM2 on Windows 8.1?

Postby Storm_Sullivan » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:44 pm

I'm running Windows 8.1 (New HP Pavilion 15 inch laptop!), so what can I do to run MM & 2 without lag?
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Postby Diatosta » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:29 pm

Windows 8.1? Hmm, either dual-boot with Win 7 and play MM in Win 7, or setup a virtual machine of Win 7 and play MM there. Other than that, nothing else worked for me.
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Postby whoami » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:29 pm

If we're talking of MM2 on non-supported platforms, I play it on Linux with Wine... just that GameRanger doesn't work, so I'm stuck offline...
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Postby Storm_Sullivan » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:00 pm

Windows 8.1? Hmm, either dual-boot with Win 7 and play MM in Win 7, or setup a virtual machine of Win 7 and play MM there. Other than that, nothing else worked for me.
What VM do you recommend?
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Postby fastback428 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:40 pm

Dual booting is a lot nicer in my opinion, if you have a large enough hard drive or a second hard drive. A lot of games run a lot smoother on Windows 7 (or anything but Win 8 ). Just make sure you can find the drivers for your system, and that you have a free partition or GPT type if you have one hard drive. VM's are cool, but I can never get full performance from them.
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Postby Doof4294967296 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:02 pm

Windows 8 is not designed for gaming I think so..

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Postby hungarymate » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:48 pm

I think I found a way to play MM2 on Win8.1. Start the game and in the main menu press "Windows" button on the keyboard. Then reopen MM2 from the taskbar. Now the texts disappeared,
(https://www.mm2x.com/modules.php?op=modload ... 7&orderby=)
but the yellow text under the "Driver's stats" button is visible.
Now start any race (I recommend "Quick Race" option because it's in the lower right corner, so it's easy to find without a cursor)
Now the game doesn't lags, and you can use the HUD also. When you go back to the menu, the texts, arrows, etc. are visible, but the game doesn't lags. The only one "bug" is that the line on the loading screen is white instead of blue.
Or at least this happens on my PC...

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Postby Diatosta » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:53 pm

ZOMG Guize! I found a way to play MM2 or even MM1 with Windows 8.1 installed! See Below! :O

Turn off Windows 8/8.1:
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Boot PC:
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Choose Windows XP in dual-boot:
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Let it boot:
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Choose MM2/1:
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Play:
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:O I know right guys? It was so easy all this time? How could we be so blind?
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Postby A320_Pilot » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:25 pm

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Postby Diatosta » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:31 pm

I don't care what you tell me, it works, and you can't say otherwise :P
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Postby Storm_Sullivan » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:35 pm

I think I found a way to play MM2 on Win8.1. Start the game and in the main menu press "Windows" button on the keyboard. Then reopen MM2 from the taskbar. Now the texts disappeared,
(https://www.mm2x.com/modules.php?op=modload ... 7&orderby=)
but the yellow text under the "Driver's stats" button is visible.
Now start any race (I recommend "Quick Race" option because it's in the lower right corner, so it's easy to find without a cursor)
Now the game doesn't lags, and you can use the HUD also. When you go back to the menu, the texts, arrows, etc. are visible, but the game doesn't lags. The only one "bug" is that the line on the loading screen is white instead of blue.
Or at least this happens on my PC...
Hey! You're right! It actually worked!
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