Mysteries of the Ancients does not need the Visual Basic 6 runtime as
it is not written in Visual Basic, but it is a good idea to have the
latest Visual C++ runtime libraries for Windows XP if you do not have
them installed already. The Visual C++ runtime is basically just a
collection of newer dll files that ship with the Visual Studio
development tools from Microsoft and will update the ones on XP.
Upgrading to the latest dll runtime libraries will improve stability
in any application that has been written in Visual C++ 2008 and later
as well as insure compatibility with newer apps written for Windows 7
As far as saving and loading games that feature is disabled in the
demo. There are a couple of technical reasons why I did this, but the
main one is that as I update the save game files fairly regularly they
are absolutely version specific. So if you have beta 13 and in the
future upgrade to beta 14 the beta 13 save game files would crash the
game if you tried to load them in beta 14. To avoid getting an endless
stream of bug reports from people who don't know any better I just
took that feature out of the demo.
As for your issue with the control key it is a bug in beta 13 and has
to do with laptops that only have one control key. If you had a full
sized keyboard and could use say the right control with the letter t
you would not get that bug. However, I suspect you have a laptop with
only the left control key and are using that with the letter t and
therefore are seeing that particular bug. I've fixed the bug in beta
14, but it isn't quite ready for release as I have been focusing on
the fps version for the time being.
On 7/21/10, Xiao Long Nu <xiaolon...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I recently tried Mystery of the ancients beta 13 and is not able to save or
> load a game with f3 and f4 respectively. I'm using windows xp and Didn't
> know if I was supposed to install the visual basic runtime since it says for
> windows vista and windows 7. Also, when I press control t to check remaining
> torches, it will tell me how many are left, but it will also light a torch
> at the same time. Is this normal? Thank you for any help.
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