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Owen Greaves

Will MVP 2005 work on Windows 8?

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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.

Why? Because all of a sudden you have Windows 8 and you want these guys "to make it work" for you? Who told you to upgrade to the newest version of Windows? It runs fine on XP, Vista and Windows 7 and I should know this because I have computers with all three of these operating systems on it.

I can guarantee you there is not going to be a lot of people in here upgrading to Windows 8 especially with some of the reviews it got.

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 : )

Again, it's the responsibility of the modders here to get the game working on the new OS because you had to have that particular system right away? I don't think so.

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I have windows 8 on my system and I haven't had hardly any problems, the only thing I cant figure out is I cant get it to fit my full screen now any ideas?

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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.

I'm not sure how else I was supposed to take it other than literal. This is a forum and without the nuances of human interaction, then whatever words you put on here are open to massive interpretation unless you are crystal clear.

I stay with XP because it is reliable and I don't have to jump through a bunch of hoops and whistles for much of anything, let alone MVP. It ain't broke, etc., etc.

I didn't take you as attacking or trying to **** me off. Where in the world did you get that from? Go back and read what I wrote.

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No worries man! I'm just sharing my perspective that's all : )

If MVP is that important to me, and it is these days because it's my entertainment....I have another machine not doing anything, I can put XP on it and be all the MVP I can be : )

But it still might make sense to port the game for Win 8 in the future, but I'm not the one doing the modding so I'll be grateful for anything this community builds.

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If MVP is that important to me, and it is these days because it's my entertainment....I have another machine not doing anything, I can put XP on it and be all the MVP I can be : )

Your problem is solved right there. Put Mvp on that machine along with Windows XP. You won't have to worry about anything. Mvp runs smooth on XP. I love it on XP. I don't worry about a thing and there are a lot less headaches.

But it still might make sense to port the game for Win 8 in the future, but I'm not the one doing the modding so I'll be grateful for anything this community builds.

Why?

And this site does not port the game for Windows 8. Mods are made here. This is what this place is about.

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I obviously thought there would be a willingness to keep things rolling on newer OS's, I guess not. Sorry I brought the topic up.

Having said that, I do appreciate all who participate and work hard on modding here.

The game runs on Win 8 just fine, it's TiT that actually doesn't run...so I guess there's nothing more to do to run MVP 2005 BaseBall on Win 8. Consider the subject closed.

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The game runs on Win 8 just fine, it's TiT that actually doesn't run...so I guess there's nothing more to do to run MVP 2005 BaseBall on Win 8. Consider the subject closed.

The TiT program was not made with Windows 8 in mind because when the programmer who made the Total installer Thingy made it Windows 8 did not exist yet. The person who made this does not come on the site anymore and no one here has the right to go screwing around with that program to make it work on a new operating system just to keep one person happy. If Krawhitham ever comes back you tell him the problems you are having. Until then you are out of luck.

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Windows 7 and above have different security measures that keeps people or programs from tinkering with the Program Files folder.

The only way around this issue was to run every executable that would require you to mod MVP05 files within the Program Files folder as an Administrator. If necessary, you could run it in compatibility mode with Windows XP.

If I can find my MVP 2005 discs, I'll test it out on my Windows 8 x64 rig and see if it all works like I'm assuming it would.

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The TiT program was not made with Windows 8 in mind because when the programmer who made the Total installer Thingy made it Windows 8 did not exist yet. The person who made this does not come on the site anymore and no one here has the right to go screwing around with that program to make it work on a new operating system just to keep one person happy. If Krawhitham ever comes back you tell him the problems you are having. Until then you are out of luck.

Did he (Krawhitham) just lose interest or did real life just get in the way?

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Windows 7 and above have different security measures that keeps people or programs from tinkering with the Program Files folder.

The only way around this issue was to run every executable that would require you to mod MVP05 files within the Program Files folder as an Administrator. If necessary, you could run it in compatibility mode with Windows XP.

If I can find my MVP 2005 discs, I'll test it out on my Windows 8 x64 rig and see if it all works like I'm assuming it would.

I got it MVP 2005 to work on Win 8, but TiT does not work, so you can't install Patch 1 & 2, well you can manually : )

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Did he (Krawhitham) just lose interest or did real life just get in the way?

People leave here for various reasons. Some just decide not to ever come back and we never know why. Krawhitham owned a website similar to this one called Mlbmods but that has been shut down for some time now because he decided he did not want to continue it. Whatever his reason is for not being here regularly is his business. I'm sure he hasn't forgotten about this website. It's just that he doesn't come here anymore.

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People leave here for various reasons. Some just decide not to ever come back and we never know why. Krawhitham owned a website similar to this one called Mlbmods but that has been shut down for some time now because he decided he did not want to continue it. Whatever his reason is for not being here regularly is his business. I'm sure he hasn't forgotten about this website. It's just that he doesn't come here anymore.

Ya, I was a member of his site too...I guess he's moved on to other things, too bad, I liked his work too.

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Owen, what are you finding are the general true advantages of Windows 8?

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I'm not finding anything that I would call an advantage, they have made it harder to configure, or at least harder to find where to configure the system. It is really looking like it is being designed for Cloud use ONLY....I'm thinking that's where M$ is headed. I can see Tablet all over this OS, but I don't actually own one : )

Win 7 is the last of the look and feel we are used to.

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Ya, I was a member of his site too...I guess he's moved on to other things, too bad, I liked his work too.

real life got in the way. he did everything he could for years for that site. but he checks in periodically. don't be surprised to not see him around much during the offseason. a lot of members are like that. but yeah, windows 8 is geared towards tablet users. it's nothing to complain about, you just have to know what the software is intended for. give it time and kinks will be worked out. if they don't, well go back to 7. works fine for me. remember when vista came out. i resisted so long from switching from XP that by the time I was ready, windows 7 was already out and was way better.

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