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Owen Greaves

Will MVP 2005 work on Windows 8?

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Just curious if anyone has made the attempt to run MVP on Windows 8 Pro....????

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LOL! I go looking for trouble...and I tend to find it : )

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Just read over in MLB 2k12 forums, that 2k12 does not run on Windows 8 - maybe that's my get a clue : )

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You can't even get the schedule updater to work for you and now you want to open up a whole new set of problems?

Lol. Yeah, best to leave well enough alone.

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I'm installing...soon I will know : )

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OK, MVP 2005 Stock will install, Patch 5 installed fine. I had to install MVP12 via explodeme, it said there was a problem opening all the database folder files. I was unable to install MVP12 Patches 1 & 2 because TiT will not run properly, or at least it won't finish without crashing.

I do have MVP12 working without the two patches : ) So it does work, but you have to turn off Smartscreen and Account Access before you can even think about installing.

I'm a happy camper so far : )

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OK, MVP 2005 Stock will install, Patch 5 installed fine. I had to install MVP12 via explodeme, it said there was a problem opening all the database folder files. I was unable to install MVP12 Patches 1 & 2 because TiT will not run properly, or at least it won't finish without crashing.

I do have MVP12 working without the two patches : ) So it does work, but you have to turn off Smartscreen and Account Access before you can even think about installing.

I'm a happy camper so far : )

I don't know if you tried this yet, but at a minimum, download any separate roster such as the latest Baseup! roster and then extract the contents of that directly to your Data/Database folder. Trying to install Patches 1/2 manually by dragging and/or dropping won't work very neatly, especially for portraits. You'd have to import a ton of files via Biggui, and I don't know if you have the time to do that.

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I haven't tried Windows 8, but it works great for me on Windows XP! :D

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Did you purposely install Windows 8 Pro or did it come with a new PC that you purchased? I think anyone who tries to have the latest OS from M$ simply because it is the latest goes looking for trouble globally. I don't trust anything they put out until I see what's being reported on it for at least a year. Vista should have taught everyone that.

What about partitioning your drive or installing a smaller second drive, installing XP on that and booting from it when you want to. Seems like it would take less time to do that than to monkey around with all of these files just to get one game to work.

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If I was smart, I would've kept XP w/SP3. That seems to be the best OS they've come out with, but Win7 hasn't been too bad except for the occasional 86/64 bit clash.

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No matter how you feel about M$, we as a community still have to change and build mods that will run on the latest OS. You can only hold back the tide for so long : )

Win 8 is really just Win 7 with new clothes, but Win 8 Pro has all the friggin Bitlock crap and other various things you would need on a Tablet, and that is where problems arise IMHO : )

I would rather run MVP on Slackware Linux because that's what I run on my Laptop, I run Windows because the rest of my family knows how to use it. Plus, they don't like Linux : )

I love these klnds of challenges anyway, I can't wait to try Schedulde Updater now ; - )

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Ya it's still a bummer, Schedule Updater doesn't work on Win 8 either : (

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No matter how you feel about M$, we as a community still have to change and build mods that will run on the latest OS.

It's not just what I think about M$, it's the prevailing perception. They put their products out too early with too many bugs.

I really don't understand the second part of your statement. We as a community have to? We're modding a game that was programmed around the time of about 3-4 OS's ago. So now why are we responsible to make sure it runs on the latest? Not following your logic.

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You're taking me to literal, if we want this game to have life...then the modders will have to figure out how to make it work on Win 8, that's all I'm saying. Whether the modders, (and that's not me unfortunately) do or do not is entirely up to them, but one way or the other...if MVP 2005 BaseBall is going to continue to be played, it makes sense to me that more and more people will be upgrading the OS, because there will be no other choice....not staying with XP, Vista or Win 7 just to play the game.

WE are the only people playing this game to my knowledge, if WE don't do it...who will? So the responsibility will still be with the modders until EA Sports brings it back to life. It's simple logic to me...I'm not aware of any other group modding this game, that's why I am saying WE : )

Anyway, I'm not attacking and I'm not trying **** you off....just looking at this from a different perspective.

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