Oh well, I found out there is a "Musictracks.txt" that is in the data folder of gold and tells the game the names of the music tracks to play, I just copied that and it worked, but only if I use the gold exe, I wonder if that will give that building limitation problem.. the downloaded quest works though.
I'm having an issue with the Steam version of Majesty Gold.
For those unaware, when you buy Majesty + NE in Steam you only get one game listed - Majesty Gold. When you double click on that in Steam it gives you another dialog and you choose between launching Majesty or Majesty: NE.
Here is my issue. I am having crashing problems and want to try the .bat method of fixing it since I'm running a quad-core processor. However, when I try and create a .bat file to run MajX.exe, it opens up the original Majesty instead of the NE.
When I go into my Steam files, there is a separate folder for Majesty and for Majesty: NE, however, both Majesty.exe and MajX.exe in their respective folders open up the original Majesty.
The only way that I can see to get into the NE is to open the game from Steam and then choose NE in the extra dialog box. However, I have no idea what .exe file this is pulling from since running MajX.exe directly opens up the original Majesty.
MajX.exe IS the expansion. It runs properly on Steam on Win 7 x64 here, so give more info. You might want to just reinstall also, in case something's awry on your side.
I understand that MajX.exe is supposed to be the expansion, but when I run MajX.exe from the Steam folder it runs the original Majesty, no expansion. The only way I can find to run the expansion is to open the game through Steam itselft. Since MajX.exe doesn't open the expansion, I can't create a .bat file that launches the game using only one core.
I'm assuming this is only a problem with the Steam version. I suppose I can try and reinstall but my brother-in-law is having the same exact issues on a quad-core processor using Windows 7 (same as me).
Sorry if I wasn't clear before. Since you are using a similar setup, can you try and launch MajX.exe through the Steam folder and tell me if it launches the Northern Expansion or the original Majesty? The directory should be something like C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\majesty gold edition\MajX\MajX.exe
Hmm, that's a nice bug you've found. Since it calls back to Steam to have the permission, Steam authorizes with default value, aka Majesty, the shell doesn't carry the proper info. This should be brought to Steam attention. On another note, I am in a rush here, so I can't check if you did what I am about to suggest, but if not, do it.
-Locate the Steam app and through the properties, make it run as administrator (don't just flag the shortcut, this works sometimes when the shortcut doesn't, guess Steam can restart itself or something).
-ALSO flag any and all exe in Majesty gold folder with run as administrator.
If not, I'll look more into it for you later seeing as it works for me. Can you just confirm first that you have x64? not x86? Also, I installed Majesty before from... gamer's gate I think? Or some other download site, so this might be a hint too. Good luck and post as much info as you can.
Reread, you said you're having a crash problem? When? Info please. Also, look higher in the thread for a possible codec solution, a possible registry solution and try and just take out everything in the music folder as well. GL
The program Majesty.exe version 126.96.36.199 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
Process ID: 490
Start Time: 01cad275c574afc9
Termination Time: 28
Application Path: c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\majesty gold edition\Majesty\Majesty.exe
This really has nothing to do with the launcher. Try common troubleshoot steps, especially if you are able to play sometime with 2 tracks of music (switches between one and the other without crash) or even better, if you can complete some games:
-update drivers (or read up if those drivers have known issues, sometime a downgrade is a temporary solution). Make sure to CLEAN the previous drivers first. Two versions overlapping CAN screw up some time.
-update any other part of your computer you might need, no matter if it looks relevant or not (i.e.: network drivers or bios [make sure you know what you do for a bios, if not skip it. Better a dead game than a dead comp])
-google those error codes, look on any majesty forum see if you can trace them.
-If you can, at some point, full system reinstall (or try to run it on another comp)
-Check for overheat issue, especially for random crashes in a game.
-ALSO THIS GAME IS KNOWN TO RANDOMLY CRASHES AFTER A WHILE. So if this takes a long period or is infrequent, save or autosave and suck it up.
Im using win7. with geforce 9200. No probs with the movie at all. I just get CDT all the time. it just says its stopped working. But i have been able to play about half the missions so far. only had the game a week. But cant play the expansion. It starts ok but cant build anything even on the beginers missions. As soon as i place the building i get swarms of trolls attack it and kill my peasants before they can even start building it. a troll will sit outside my castle and kill anything that tries to leave it. I deleted all the music cause it was causing the game to lock up. that solved that prob. Compatabilty mode doesnt stop the CTD. But think thats a win7 prob cause i have probs with every game CTD. Out of the 30 games ive got only HOI2 collection works without any probs
ok i played the game on a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with a GTX260 with a dulecore and 4Gb of ram and i got it working
1st install the game then before ya play it go to start then run tape in "MSCONFIG"
then when you got the System Configuration window up click on the "boot" tab at the top
then click on the "Advanced options"
then click on the "Number of Processors" box and set it to 1
then reboot ya pc once ya done that the game works hope this help.
when ya finnish run MSCONFIG agine go to the "general" tab and select "Normal startup"
then reboot to get ya seytem back up to %100 work with old games as well
no need to do anything to the game files or anything els just becarefull in the Seytem Configuration seem my mate try it and click on the roung thing lol
without quotes and replacing paths and application names by what they need to be. If you don't know the ms-dos 8 char name of a file or folder, open CMD through run, use cd <path> to move around and use dir /x to show the content of a directory both as 8 char names and long names. Good luck and don't cripple your comp, it isn't made to run on only a fragment of its cores, especially recent cpus.
(Replace '4' by the core number you want to use, where 1 is the first, 2 the second, etc.)
Okay, I'm looking at this thread and thinking. "What have people Done?" My Majesty Gold works fine on windows 95, 98, XP, Vista and 7 ((x64) multi-core) Without any special configuration. And the music works. And the wrath of Krolm stuff works.
THE ONLY problem is with any installation (of mine) is that the scroll is SUPER FAST (I Have tried disabling fast scroll, it doesn't work (this also affects the mission selection screen)).
How about we do what the community did with Warzone 2100 and get the source files???
If any body wants I might upload a download link to the EXEs or something if you want.
I love this wonderful game and come back to it from time to time.
So I have this Gold Edition. Recently I set up Windows 7 Ultimate, and tried to launch Majesty, which was installed on previous Win XP. You see, I have Nvidia 7600 GT video, and I remember the game won't work with any drivers higher than 94.XX. That wasn't a problem in XP, but those drivers won't install in 7.
So I scrolled through this nice thread, came across post #97, gave it a shot and it worked, despite of 260.99 driver.
So here I am, playing it, having a good time and getting ready to unlock Master Quests. I played for the whole day, left couple of missions from Expansion for the next time, instead enjoyed Vengeance of the Liche Queen from the Original. Next time I start Majesty victories are erased.
Ok finally I find some time. Anyway there's a possibility I found a solution to your problem:
You need have launch once Majesty and MajXP.
Then launch regedit, take EXTREME caution in Regedit, the save is automatic and you can break your computer.
Search Cyberlore, until you find something like a folder with this name.
Inside there's 2 folders, Majesty and Majesty Expansion.
Open Majesty then right click, create, key.
Name the key you create: InstallShield
Select the new InstallShield folder.
Then right click, create, String value
The name for the String value you create: INSTALLPATH
Double click INSTALLPATH and inside its value enter the windows path to Majesty folder, for example: C:\Games\Majesty Gold\Majesty
That should do the trick.
EDIT: One thing I forget, it's possible that in Regedit you don't have the Majesty folder in Cyberlore. Then Launch it again and change a preference like the sound level, quit Majesty and this should have create the stuff in registry. Then you can try the steps above.
Not really working as well as it could. Instead of a faceless error message, the game complains that it can't load various data files(even though they're right there and the registry points to the right place). Then we get to the start screen, with no interface beyond the clickable pits of picture. Click any, and it complains again and quits. Normal Majesty works fine. I'll say this is without the CD: I had it but it's gone missing. Majesty ran fine without it, and I think the Northern Expansion used to, but this is a backup of those files-the computer needed a reformat due to viral infection. Majesty works, the Northern Expansion doesn't.