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  1. Greetings happy campers; I now have Gruntmods Lite running on my Win 8.1 system without any issues. Using a popular search engine I queried Directdraw and Device Contexts and reviewed many of the hits that were generated therein. One in particular was a post by a programmer requesting the assistance of other programmers, who all displayed their code and discussed alternatives to alleviate his error message. That suggested to me that the source of my issue did not lie in my operating system but in how the o/s called up surfaces as directed by the software. So with some small measure of faith in Microsoft restored, I looked at what I had been doing with my installations. I unninstalled all my Gruntmods files, deleted the folder, restarted my system and installed the Gruntmods Lite checking none of the install boxes except the top one for Gruntmods Lite, no cutscenes or mapping tools. Once the bare bones was installed, I ran the msvbvm50.exe file and opened the Old Spice launcher. From that launcher I clicked the Launch Campaign button and voila; I saw the Dune 2000 splash screen for the first time, minus the sound effect. Now it plays, without sound effects or cut scenes, but with the voice in the background telling you you're building, that you're under fire etc. I haven't tried the multi-player yet, I suppose that's next after I get Dungeon Seige running. Many many thanks to Funkyfr3sh for your assistance and to the Gruntlord for making it all possible in the first place. Cheers to you both.
  2. Thank you FunkyFr3sh; I am grateful for your assistance. Now I have something to look for. Cheers, Tumbler For anyone's future reference this is what the error message looks like:
  3. Greetings Experts; I have been trying (and failing) to run Dune 2000 Gruntmods Edition on my new gaming machine (Win 8.1 x64 Pro). I've downloaded both the full and lite versions from the Gruntmods site. Installed each separately and tried to run them. Regardless of the compatibility modes I've tried the result is always the same; one black window hanging and a second window behind it with the error message. This is before the Dune 2000 splash screen (which I have yet to see). I've tried compatibility modes for Win8, Win7, XP and Win 98. What is especially aggravating is that Edition plays just fine on my old Win7 x32 system. The error message window is titled: Blt The exact error message, with spaces included, reads: Windows can not create any more DCs. [ gGameTicks = 0 ] I am using a single monitor (screen). My video card is an MSI GeForce GTX 970 TwinFrozr (4GB) on an MSI Game5 mobo running an i5-4460 Haswell (3.2 GHz) chip with 16GB DDR3-1866 RAM.
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