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Error running PhotoPlay Update 2005 (windows version)
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davep180
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October 6, 2018 - 12:25 pm
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Hi there,

I am getting the above error when running PhotoPlay 2005 update (windows) using the Launcher included. I extracted both files in the download, to a folder that i called PhotoPlay in the C: directory, as the instructions say to not have an E: drive connected, but the error points to the files missing in E. I'm a little confused. Can anyone help me out here please.

Many thanks,

Dave

Edit:  If anyone has got this running on windows 7 32bit, could you please let me know how you set it up, where you extracted to etc

Thanks again.

lextar
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December 29, 2019 - 11:25 am
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You need to edit some files to make it work. I found the solution under the facebook comments box in the download area of this site:

 

need to change one line in photoplay.ahk

e:mysql in %PhotoPlayPath%mysqlinmysqld.exe
and also the main.bat
must look like this

cd..
cd mysqlin
start mysqld.exe
cd
cd Prog
start modemras.exe
start main.exe

and driveletter e can not be used by any dis usb cd/dvd rom
so if its used changle driveletter e to any other

davep180
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December 29, 2019 - 12:56 pm
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Hi Lextar.

Thanks for your reply. I now get an error saying cannot find modemras.exe and cannot find main.exe!

I think it gets as far as running main.bat and the mysqld.exe part (in a cmd box) but after the cd part, it then says cd Prog, and underneath, The system cannot find the path specified. It doesn't seem to be changing directories as it should. Any ideas?

Edit: I think I may have messed up something, somewhere! To get it to change to the prog folder, I put the full file path of the folder in the bat file after cd. I now get a new error message after running the bat file. Something like this......

>no entries<                User defined error (see below)           NOT

SUPPORTED             The thread tried to read from or write to a

virtual address for which it does not have appropriate access.

When you got it running, did you have the original files or did you use the ones from my Mega upload on the other thread? I've obviously changed something!

Many thanks,

Dave

davep180
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January 18, 2020 - 11:51 am
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Thanks to Lextar, I have got a bit further, but I still can't get it to run. The photoplay screen pops up briefly, only for the background wallpaper to cover it. There is a lot of writing on the right hand side showing the loading process. It gets to a certain ponit and hangs at the MAIN Ready stage, I'm not getting the same modem error as Lextar. I found an error log in foto32 and have hopefully added it to the post. ( I am also having trouble adding pics and files to this post)!

Any ideas on how to get this working will be greatly appreciated.

 

belfeldia
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April 3, 2020 - 8:55 pm
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Is it possible to get this reposted ? I would really like to have a crack at this nice piece. Would be happy to help out. Thanks in advance.

davep180
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April 5, 2020 - 2:01 pm
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Hi there,

here are the files you need.https://mega.nz/#F!lmRmRADa!Em.....7xsSlUqTrQ I'm starting to wonder if it's down to the operating system. Let me know how you get on.

Cheers,

Dave

 

belfeldia
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April 6, 2020 - 1:07 pm
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Hi Davep180, thanks for the link but I already got both packs from a friendly member.

I did try it first on a W10 machine 64bit (MSI Wind PC with touchscreen)

After some tweaking of the main.bat and photoplay.ahk I did manage to get the photoplay to run.

First it only showed in 2 color mode, but when I changed the resolution to 800x600 (16bit color depth) it worked.

However it was very slow, maybe due to the fact that this PC is actually not W10 compatible. (This being a I5 3,2Ghz machine it should not be a problem as normal photoplay machines run on a 486 based machine ?

So I reinstalled it with W7 64bit, but now I get exactly the same error as shown in your last post. <No Entries> error.

I am beginning to suspect this is OS dependant. Will try some more today, and keep sharing my findings.

davep180
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April 6, 2020 - 3:27 pm
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You are a star for trying. It's been so long now. I hope you crack it, but if i've got to change the os on my cab just for this, I will probably not bother!

Good luck and thanks.

Dave

belfeldia
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April 6, 2020 - 6:18 pm
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Hi DaveP180, I have it working at the moment.

If you want you can leave me your email , and I can send you some information?

It is working on my MSI 2420 Wind (Touchscreen) all in one PC.

It currently runs on W10-64bit in 800x600 (16bit color depth)

davep180
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April 7, 2020 - 2:59 pm
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Thanks belfedia! I have left my email in the members chat. You may have to scroll up to get it.

Cheers,

Dave

belfeldia
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April 7, 2020 - 3:07 pm
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I don't have access to the members area :S

 

davep180
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April 7, 2020 - 3:32 pm
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I did leave it up for a bit, but not comfortable leaving my email address up for all to see.

 

alpha
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September 1, 2020 - 10:41 am
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Hi friends!
I recently bought an old touchscreen pc to make it a photoplay machine for my little daughter.
Unfortunately, the hdd i had the photoplay windows xp version broke, and the link here is dead.
Can someone pls, post me a working link to download again the windows version?
I will appreciate it very very much!
Thanks for ur time!

davep180
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September 16, 2020 - 5:02 pm
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Sorry for the delay in answering. The link is ok, but not all of it is showing in the window for some reason. Here it is again.
https://mega.nz/folder/lmRmRADa#EmONcb2ZsXgC7xsSlUqTrQ
Hope you can make more of it than i ever did!
Dave

wes
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September 24, 2020 - 10:27 pm
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>no entries<Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â User defined error (see below)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â NOT

SUPPORTEDÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The thread tried to read from or write to a

virtual address for which it does not have appropriate access.

Can someone tell me, how to fix this?? Thx alot.

Rlopes
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December 6, 2020 - 12:05 pm
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Same problem herer:

The thread tried to read from or write to a

virtual address for which it does not have appropriate access.

Does anyone have any clue ?

Cyber-C
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March 14, 2021 - 3:29 pm
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To whom is interested to solving the problems, I have found all the solutions on it........

I anticipate you, that the addresses PATH are wrong!

Please, let me know if there is someone with the difficolties, I will be happy to help on it...

davep180
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March 18, 2021 - 5:04 pm
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Cyber-C said
To whom is interested to solving the problems, I have found all the solutions on it........

I anticipate you, that the addresses PATH are wrong!

Please, let me know if there is someone with the difficolties, I will be happy to help on it...

  

I still have the files on my mega account. Would you mind posting what you changed to get this working please? Please state the drive (eg D:, F: etc) and any paths you used that may come in handy.

Sadly I bet it's crap, but I have had the files for about 2 years or so now!

Many thanks,

Dave

Cyber-C
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March 28, 2021 - 5:06 am
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davep180 said

Cyber-C said

To whom is interested to solving the problems, I have found all the solutions on it........

I anticipate you, that the addresses PATH are wrong!

Please, let me know if there is someone with the difficolties, I will be happy to help on it...

  

I still have the files on my mega account. Would you mind posting what you changed to get this working please? Please state the drive (eg D:, F: etc) and any paths you used that may come in handy.

Sadly I bet it's crap, but I have had the files for about 2 years or so now!

Many thanks,

Dave

  

Hi @Dave,

to let it work properly, please follow as below:

1) Be sure that your E: Drive Letter it's not occupied by some other Hard Disk or DVD Driver (this it's important because Photoplay it use this letter, once you will launch it).

2) In C:/ , create a new folder called PhotoPlay.

3) Place all the root folders, into this new folder in C:/PhotoPlay (like: advert, dua, extra, foto32, mysql, Prog, Launcher).

4) Go into the Folder "extra" and open the file PhotoPlay.ahk with even some simple software like Notepad, and find the following line code:

Run, E:\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe, , Hide ;Start MySQL

Change it in:

Run, %PhotoPlayPath%\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe, , Hide ;Start MySQL

5) OPTIONAL: If you are using the mouse instead of TouchScreen to keep to see your arrow pointer (otherwise will flickering or disappear almost the time), in the same file, find this line code and DELETE it:

Run, nomousy.exe /h ;Hide Windows mouse

If you are using the TouchScreen DON'T DELETE THIS LINE, so you can jump to the 6) point!

6) Once finished the above fixing, Save the file and exit from PhotoPlay.ahk. Now, in the same folder ("extra" folder) open the file main.bat you can open it with a simple Notepad software from Widows.

7) Once opened with the Notepad software, delete all the code content, and replace with mine, as below:

cd..

cd mysql

cd bin

start mysqld.exe

cd..

cd..

cd Prog

start modemras.exe

start main.exe

8) Once done, save the file and exit

Now, go back to the root of PhotoPlay folder, and run Launcher.bat....Photoplay will work like a charm ;).

Remember, the Photoplay base language it's settled to Deutsch, and Photoplay support 6 Languages: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italian, Portugues, Espanol.

So, to change PhotoPlay in your Language, once you are into the main Menu, from your Keyboard press the letter S , you will enter into the Main Arcade Machine Setting . There, you have to find the voice Other Settings (it's write in Deutsch, it's the one before the last voice Network -  choose the sixth voice); and then press OK, now on the sub Menu go to "language settings" , if you don't know the Deutch Language - it's the third voice and press OK.

And then choose your favourite Language, once finished close from the Up Right side screen button and the Photoplay will go bak to the Main Menu, if you are choosed more than one Language , just simply change the one that you activated from the Main Menu upper side right voice Languages ;).

I run Photoplay on Windows XP 32bit, should work for any and only Windows 32Bit version, I have tested on Windows 10 64Bit but from my side it doesn't work, probably because Photoplay run Natively and not Emulated....

And, not less important, really THANKS to YOU as well, because I can downloaded the files from your link to have tested all this nice machine. I hope ArcadePunks will restore back the link downloading section, because them link it's broken and cannot be downloaded.... Thanks to the people like you, we can preserve such nice piece of Arcade games history :).

 

Please let me know.

Cris

davep180
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March 29, 2021 - 7:56 pm
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Hi Cris,

thank you for taking the time to explain this.

I now have got further than ever before! I get to a system loading page, it checks about 20 things, and each say finished. It then  stops at MAIN:Ready! and seems to lock up.

So close! It's bound to be something silly that I'm not getting.

Cheers,

Dave

Cyber-C
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March 30, 2021 - 6:07 am
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davep180 said
Hi Cris,

thank you for taking the time to explain this.

I now have got further than ever before! I get to a system loading page, it checks about 20 things, and each say finished. It then  stops at MAIN:Ready! and seems to lock up.

So close! It's bound to be something silly that I'm not getting.

Cheers,

Dave

  

Hi Dave,

good to know and now PhotoPlay it's to steps forwards and it working.....

So, to understand your problem, I have tried - for you - to test different scenario. I have tested with another old laptop where I have installed multi system Operative. And in fact on Windows 7 32bit once it arrive on main READY! it hangs the next display screen that should show-up the main PhotoPlay Menu.

So, I discovered that PhotoPlay it works only on Windows XP 32bit .

I have tried on Windows 7 32bit, to add the Compatibility with Windows XP, can take out some glitch on the loading page but the problem it's the Display Resolution Managment that Windows 7, mange it in different way from XP; in fact when you run PhotoPlay, the internal coding will change your PC Display Resolution to 800x600 in 16 bit Colours. And, Photoplay about this graphical Resolution it's a bit delicate and the sub services in background from PhotoPlay, cannot work proprely with Windows 7.

So, when I switched the OS in  Windows XP to the same Laptop machine, PhotoPlay works perfectly (remember to allow to run the software from the Firewall blocking, because will pop-up automaitcally the message fromthe Windows Firewall that will ask you wich Action to take with the PhotoPlay service).

Please, if you try to run PhotoPlay on any other Windows 7, 8 or 10 32 bit, don't waste your time and run it in Windows XP 32bit .

And let me know (your files are working, don't worry).

Thank you,

Cris

davep180
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March 30, 2021 - 3:54 pm
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Cris,

that is amazing of you to do this for me! Would it work if i set up a virtual xp machine? I'm running Win7 on my cabinet, is there an easy way to run the Xp OS and still keep the Win 7 too? Thanks for all you have done, hopefully it will help others too. I don't want to be a pain to you, but any help would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Dave

Cyber-C
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March 30, 2021 - 4:13 pm
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davep180 said
Cris,

that is amazing of you to do this for me! Would it work if i set up a virtual xp machine? I'm running Win7 on my cabinet, is there an easy way to run the Xp OS and still keep the Win 7 too? Thanks for all you have done, hopefully it will help others too. I don't want to be a pain to you, but any help would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Dave

  

Hey man it's a pleasure ;).

The most convenion for your situation, yes, download the " Oracle VM VirtualBox" and install Windows XP 32bit into Windows 7, and copy your fixed PhotoPlay folder into C:\ . Photoplay it's not heavy software but I suggest you to stick out with at least 2 or 4GB of RAM minimum because the original Machine should have 2GB and I don't want that somenting will not work if you don't give enough RAM space.

Or you can as I did, to do the machine with two Hard Disk and one you install Windows XP 32bit another one you keep windows 7...and switch on the base of your needs.

I feel sorry for you because I saw that in more than 2 years (even the people that solved it) , nobody gives a nice feedback on this story.... For luck you keeped the address for a while to give me the chance to download it.

If you have other problems , don't hesitate to ask here, and sorry if I don't replied you more quickly these past days. But this forum to me, it's new one.

Cheers,

Cris

George Carter
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March 30, 2021 - 5:21 pm
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I have recently come across this forum and started looking into setting up PhotoPlay for my nephew, using an old ET1939L and any Single Board x86 Computer. The problem with those devices being a new thing, is that s almost impossible to run Windows7 or XP.

I was wondering if anyone has managed to get it to run on an SBC board? And if so which one?

As a proof of concept I have downloaded the contents of this folder

https://mega.nz/folder/lmRmRADa#EmONcb2ZsXgC7xsSlUqTrQ

And got it to run in Windows10 ( my desktop machine ) by the modifications mentioned above and setting the 16bit colour in compatibility mode.

I did not use vmware or virtualbox and a brand OS install.So until the touch-screen arrives, I cannot fully test it, but it boots and launches the main menu. I will keep you posted.

Cyber-C
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March 31, 2021 - 9:26 am
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George Carter said
I have recently come across this forum and started looking into setting up PhotoPlay for my nephew, using an old ET1939L and any Single Board x86 Computer. The problem with those devices being a new thing, is that s almost impossible to run Windows7 or XP.

I was wondering if anyone has managed to get it to run on an SBC board? And if so which one?

As a proof of concept I have downloaded the contents of this folder

https://mega.nz/folder/lmRmRADa#EmONcb2ZsXgC7xsSlUqTrQ

And got it to run in Windows10 ( my desktop machine ) by the modifications mentioned above and setting the 16bit colour in compatibility mode.

I did not use vmware or virtualbox and a brand OS install.So until the touch-screen arrives, I cannot fully test it, but it boots and launches the main menu. I will keep you posted.

  

Hi George Carter,

the motherboard SBC, you should find the one that has got the drivers for Windows XP, but as you mentioned probably in our days the SBC are too new technology to find some company with the backward compatibility drivers with Windows XP.

On your Display settings, you don't have to touch anything, because once you launched PhotoPlay the autoboot will change the Display resolution from a maximum of 1920x1080p 32 Colours bit to 800x600p 16 Colours bit suitable for PhotoPlay.

But What comes in my mind, it's to install any Linux Distro , instead of Windows, and run PhotoPlay from Wine HD in Linux.

In Wine with the new hardwares systems, you can determinate how to run each single Windows app, to run in a specific Windows Version/ Edition, and let think to the app that it's running under Windows XP or 7 or wherever, that it's different story from Emulation with Oracle VM VirtualBox. Maybe later, I will try to run Photoplay in Linux with XP Mode from Wine.... keep you posted as well....

 

Cris

davep180
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George wrote "And got it to run in Windows10 ( my desktop machine ) by the modifications mentioned above and setting the 16bit colour in compatibility mode."

This may be a real dumb question, but how do I use this setting in Win7?

Cheers.

Dave

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Ok Guys,

I managment to run it on Windows 10 64bit, there are three major problems with windows 10 that I need to keep going to solve it.

1) The Sound it doesn't work

2) PhotoPlay on Windows 10 slowdown, it slodown for some reason. It's not related to the power of the machine because this machine with Windows 10 that I'm using it's far away more powerfull than my old Netbook Windows XP.

3) Once you go out/close Photoplay, the PC goes in black screen and everything will dissapera to force you to restart the PC

 

UPDATE: I solved the point 1) and 3) (Sound and blackscreen)!!!

 

Now I need to figure out why PhotoPlay it slowdown......And then can be fully playable on Windows 10 as well.

@davep180 (Dave), after that I will try to understand if in Windows 7 it needs those extra settings like Windows 10, to let Photoplay to run proprely... I will let you know.

davep180
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April 1, 2021 - 3:34 pm
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Thank you so much for looking into this for me Cris. I really appreciate it! As you can probably guess I'm not the best with computers, I can do the basics and follow instructions, but that's about it.

George Carter
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Cyber-C said
Ok Guys,

I managment to run it on Windows 10 64bit, there are three major problems with windows 10 that I need to keep going to solve it.

1) The Sound it doesn't work

2) PhotoPlay on Windows 10 slowdown, it slodown for some reason. It's not related to the power of the machine because this machine with Windows 10 that I'm using it's far away more powerfull than my old Netbook Windows XP.

3) Once you go out/close Photoplay, the PC goes in black screen and everything will dissapera to force you to restart the PC

 

UPDATE: I solved the point 1) and 3) (Sound and blackscreen)!!!

 

Now I need to figure out why PhotoPlay it slowdown......And then can be fully playable on Windows 10 as well.

@davep180 (Dave), after that I will try to understand if in Windows 7 it needs those extra settings like Windows 10, to let Photoplay to run proprely... I will let you know.

  

Could you kindly share how you fixed 1 and 3? Other users may find it helpfull.

In my case I am kinda stuck with the touch. The screen has the drivers and works and I can see the touch event registering, but photoplay does not register any touches. Is there any special configuration I am missing?

Does it natively work with ELO displays?

George Carter
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April 6, 2021 - 1:37 pm
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Cancel that, it turns out that the touch screen is working, there are just no games in the list at all... Does that mean that the dongle crack does not work for w10?

Has anyone encountered that issue before?

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