Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Eastern Europe technical problem fix

Some players from Eastern Europe using non-English Windows versions are having trouble playing Masq.


I got this solution from a player in Poland. We have not tested it, so we don't know if it there are any unintended consequences. But many players have reported us it solves the problem.

Feel free to comment.

Solution:

To solve problems with Masq in eastern part of Europe (and I imagine other places too) one has to enter the CONTROL PANEL in the START MENU of Windows, choose REGIONAL SETTINGS, then ADVANCED and tick 'ENGLISH (US)' or 'ENGLISH (GREAT BRITAIN)'. I suppose some other choices would work too. Then all one needs to do is restart the system and Masq will work. However, this can be a bit annoying when using some programs (local internet communicators for example), so one needs to memorize the original setting and change back to it if there are any problems.

In case of Poland, it is as follows: PANEL STEROWANIA > OPCJE REGIONALNE I JEZYKOWE > ZAAWANSOWANE. Then choose ANGIELSKI (STANY ZJEDNOCZONE) or ANGIELSKI (WIELKA BRYTANIA).

3 comments:

barb michelen said...
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Midnight@SH Code said...
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Midnight@SH Code said...

how about specifying WHAT kind of problems this solves? i don't want to mess with system settings when i haven't got even the slightest idea whether it'll help...

(i'm running Windows 7, and masq crashes on startup, babbling about fatal error, problem details follow:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: masq67.exe
Application Version: 7.0.2.85
Application Timestamp: 37489012
Fault Module Name: Font Xtra.x32
Fault Module Version: 7.0.2.85
Fault Module Timestamp: 3748902b
Exception Code: 40000015
Exception Offset: 000050c2
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1051
Additional Information 1: 76fe
Additional Information 2: 76fea59486df055f953a433fb90ab51b
Additional Information 3: 59b3
Additional Information 4: 59b3dbf0f3c722edcf6ab003792c4712 )