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DecodePointer - simple question

by sb44663 / November 13, 2012 7:24 AM PST

Hello All,
I bought Windows XP to run using virtual box on my mac book pro so I can play pc games. My game installs fine but when I attempt to run it I get an error message saying: "The procedure point DecodePointer could not be located in the dynamic link library Kernel32.dll." I have done some reading and my understanding is that DecodePointer was added in the second service pack. Is that all you guys think needs to be done? Does anyone know where i can get DecodePointer/SP2?
Thanks,
sb23

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Just checking did you try this on google?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2012 8:27 AM PST

XP SP2 FULL NETWORK INSTALL DOWNLOAD

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Also
by Jimmy Greystone / November 13, 2012 10:51 PM PST

Also, Windows in a VM will not be suitable for much in the way of gaming beyond the likes of Solitaire.

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i hope not
by sb44663 / November 14, 2012 9:38 AM PST
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I very much hope that the solution to my problem is that XP cannot run the game within a virtual environment. Can anyone think of a reason why this would be the case?

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Why hope? Why not try? Why not do the SP2?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2012 10:53 PM PST
In reply to: i hope not

And why stop there? Even in a VM I let Windows Update update this. Why not let it update?
Bob

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I have
by sb44663 / November 16, 2012 9:18 AM PST

I am currently updated to sp3. I game begins to run but cuts out in its title screen.

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The VM is going to be limited.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2012 1:43 PM PST
In reply to: I have

In some VM's I've had some luck if the VM allows me to allocate more video memory.

YMMV.
Bob

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