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Don't PM me, they'll be ignored as I'd rather not have to deal with repeats of questions. Please read everything thoroughly before posting. People post about problems where they did NOT read, or steps that people skipped. If you have issues following the step-by-step directions, I cannot help you as it is spoonfed already, and I simply will not do it for everyone as it's simple enough, given the amount of instruction provided.

Fix for VMWare:
Confirmed to work on VM OS(Host OS does NOT matter):
Windows XP Professional SP3 32 bit
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

My Specs:
(Someone requested this, so here)
i7 930 overclocked 1.35v @ 4.2GHz (22 Idle, 67 load.)
Asus P6X58D-E Motherboard
ATI Radeon 5850 @ Stock
16GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 Ram 1600 9-9-9-24
120GB Corsair Force SSD Sata II
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM
Antec 750W TruePower PSU
Asus 25.5" Monitor 1920 x 1200 Res

My VM Settings PER VM:(You probably will need 2 gigs of ram and possibly 2 cores instead of what I have)
VM settings PER VM: 1 virtual core/1gig of ram, 15 gigs of HDD space. This allows me to go into Ch 1 FM 1 with minor entrance lag, otherwise it's fine.

VMWare Workstation 7.1.3-324285 using Windows XP Professional SP3(Upgraded to Workstation 8 with no issues/using same VM's created in v7.1.3).

Step One: Find the .vmx file in the HOST OS. My VM is named "Windows XP Professional" so my .vmx file is called "Windows XP Professional.vmx". If you don't know how to find it, read below:

VMWare Workstation Users (PC Users):
Find the .vmx file in the location you installed the original VM into. If you don't remember where you installed the VM into, go to Edit->Preferences and look at the "Default location for virtual machines and teams" and it will show you the path to your VM. Then open it with a text editor such as notepad.

VMWare Fusion (Mac Users):
From Fusion's menu bar, click Window > Virtual Machine Library.
In the left column, Ctrl+click the virtual machine and click Show in Finder.
Ctrl+click the revealed package (ending in .vmwarevm) and click Show Package Contents.
Ctrl+click the file ending in .vmx and choose Open With > Other.
Navigate to TextEdit and click Choose.
You can now add or edit lines lines as needed.

VMWare Player (Non Workstation/PC Users): Look for ".VMware virtual machine configuration" instead of ".vmx".

Step Two: Add the following line to the bottom of the list. Once you are done, save and close the .vmx file.
monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "true"

Step Three: Power on the virtual machine and (INSIDE the Virtual Machine, not the host OS) go to Start, Run, Regedit and go to this directory:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000

Step Four:
Once you have the folder "0000" highlighted, right click "DriverDesc" and click modify. Once you have done that, erase the value data (On Windows XP SP3, mine was named VMWare SVGA II) and click ok. On Windows 7, it should be VMWare SVGA 3D or something along those lines.

Errors you may have:
Error: Themida - Sorry this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine.
This error is caused by not doing Step 2.
Error: Maplestory - error: (bunch of numbers). This is an error that occurs when there's an unknown problem.
This error is caused by not doing the registry edit properly and/or not finding all of the proper values.
Error: Dictionary Error
Re-read step 2.

Notes:
If you still get the Themida error and are using Windows 7 64 bit, Ctrl+F "DriverDesc" and find all the values for it and delete them (I did not need to do this/you may have to if you have multiple profiles). If you STILL have problems, uninstall VMWare Tools INSIDE the VM by clicking Start and typing in "Add and Remove Programs,"(If you're using XP, Start->Control Panel->Add and Remove Programs) clicking VMWare Tools, then clicking uninstall, and Ok. Restart the VM and try again. If you get any Hackshield related error, make sure your installation of Maplestory is proper or reinstall it just to make sure.

Known Bugs/Issues:
VM'ed Maple does lag a lot more than if you were to run it on your host operating system. There isn't any way around it as far as I know as it is on Nexon's end as it didn't use to lag as bad as after they started scanning to see if Maple was being run in a VM. You must bear with it if you're going to use this fix. Full screen alleviates some of the lag, and I believe Mac users don't have that big of an issue when VM'ing Maple. Speed-hack may pop up some times depending on how solid your processor is. If you have issues with it, force a constant voltage and turn off CNQ or Speedstep in the BIOS.

If you have any questions, post below, but please, as I've said before, read before you post.
Posted: July 2011 Permalink

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Tested and working - VMWare Version 7.0.0 build-203739
Running Windows XP SP3 x86
Jul 09 2011
Worked on Ubuntu VMWare Workstation 7.1.4
XP SP3 German (Accidently downloaded German language :') )

Not working on Win7, but what if we delete the whole registry, and import the XP registry backup?
Jul 09 2011
Worked on Ubuntu VMWare Workstation 7.1.4
XP SP3 German (Accidently downloaded German language :') )

Not working on Win7, but what if we delete the whole registry, and import the XP registry backup?[/quote]
Are you saying try putting an XP registry in Windows 7? That won't work considering the OS structures are different.
Jul 09 2011
^
He's right, It'd completely mess up your system.
Jul 09 2011
Fixed my problem of "not able to run this program on vm".

Windows 7 64 bit (VM workstation)
Windows 7 64 bit (host)
Jul 09 2011
Fixed my problem of "not able to run this program on vm".

Windows 7 64 bit (VM workstation)
Windows 7 64 bit (host)[/quote]
How did you manage to use Windows 7 64bit in the VM? Whenever I tried it, I get the Error code -214...(unspecified error)? Did you use the same registry edit?
Jul 09 2011
Wait so for the first steps when you're trying to find the "vmx" part, you're doing this in VM right? Not on your Mac?
Jul 09 2011
Wait so for the first steps when you're trying to find the "vmx" part, you're doing this in VM right? Not on your Mac?[/quote]
No. It's in your mac. The directory (place) where you installed the Virtual Machine itself. My post said find the .vmx file in the directory that you installed your VM. If you managed to install the VM within itself, let me know how you did it, cause that would be amazing.
Jul 10 2011
I got it to run to the play screen on Windows 7 64-Bit. However; after I click play; the process disappears.
Jul 10 2011
Wait, why did Nexon add the VMWare Fusion detection in HackShield? Do they not want customers?
Jul 10 2011
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