MMB compatibility problems in Windows 7/8/10 x64 - Solution

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MMB compatibility problems in Windows 7/8/10 x64 - Solution

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Hello folks,
here's a launcher application that solves problem of incorrectly displayed working area of the project in x64 editions of Windows 7, 8 and 10.
  1. If you're using Windows 8/10 - for the first time run mmbuilder.exe in 256-colors mode and with administrator privileges (set these options in mmbuilder.exe properties and revert them back after first run).
  2. Place MMB 64.exe wherever you want on your hard drive and run.
  3. Optionally - for better user experience associate .mbd files with MMB 64.exe.
MMB64 might require you to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/downloa ... x?id=53840
ABCDEFGHIJ You probably noticed that MMB 64 opens documents with some delay - it waits 2 seconds for MMB window to appear. If you want to open files without delay then create registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MMB 64\Parameters' and add DWORD parameter with 'ProcessStartupTimeout' name and a value in the 0-2000 range. If the specified value will be too low for your PC then it will be incremented by 50 every time you run MMB 64 until it reach a value that is enough for MMB to start and create it's window. During this "tuning" period documents will open with double delay - 4000 milliseconds. Of course I could avoid all this mess with registry and make MMB 64 to work IMMEDIATELY after MMB startup with just one line of code, but then some antiviruses flag MMB 64 as suspicious software. And it's fun to have this secret feature you're just discovered. BTW, you can send some funds at paypal.me/sergejkucerov if you found MMB 64 helpful :0) Je tady někdo?
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Alternatively you can try to run MMB 64 One-time Patch which is available below. Run it only once, and you'll be able to run Multimedia Buider in an usual way without launcher app and administrator privileges. I recommend you to try it first.
ABCDEFGHIJ You probably noticed that MMB 64 opens documents with some delay - it waits 2 seconds for MMB window to appear. If you want to open files without delay then create registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MMB 64\Parameters' and add DWORD parameter with 'ProcessStartupTimeout' name and a value in the 0-2000 range. If the specified value will be too low for your PC then it will be incremented by 50 every time you run MMB 64 until it reach a value that is enough for MMB to start and create it's window. During this "tuning" period documents will open with double delay - 4000 milliseconds. Of course I could avoid all this mess with registry and make MMB 64 to work IMMEDIATELY after MMB startup with just one line of code, but then some antiviruses flag MMB 64 as suspicious software. And it's fun to have this secret feature you're just discovered. BTW, you can send some funds at paypal.me/sergejkucerov if you found MMB 64 helpful :0) Je tady někdo?
MMB64OTP.zip
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Re: MMB compatibility problems in Windows 7/8 x64 - Solution

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Are executables made in earlier versions of windows running ok in win8??

(32 bit is my only interest)

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Re: MMB compatibility problems in Windows 7/8 x64 - Solution

Post by dgilmour »

Yes, they do (in both x86 and x64 versions).

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Re: MMB compatibility problems in Windows 7/8 x64 - Solution

Post by Delboy »

Found this out a friend has been trying all ways to get MMB64.exe to work and no luck, only to find out he once used an app that disabled win8 compatibility assistant.
Once enabled all was working as expected ;).

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