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Dungeon Keeper 2

by Tex9888
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Dungeon Keeper 2

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Every time I try to launch Dungeon Keeper 2, an error message immediately stops me in my tracks.

 

"Invalid license. Reason code = Missing DLL: [weanetr.dll] Error:0x5" 

 

I don't know what it means, I don't know how to fix it, and I've googled my little heart out.

If anyone could give some suggestions on how to fix the issue so I can play this amazing, nostalgic as hell little game I've been dying to play since I remembered it an hour ago, I'd very much appreciate it.

 

ETA: I found the file in the game directory, so it IS there, which means I definitely don't know what the problem is. 

 

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control panel -> programs -> programs & features -> turn windows features on/of -> legacy components -> direct play (select it)

 

click OK.

 

start the game 

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@Tex9888

 

Can you try clicking on the settings button (cog icon) and then Repair, this will check for damaged or missing files and can fix issues like this.

 

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Try that and let us know here if you are then able to play, thanks.

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I've tried the repair option and it hasn't fixed the issue, i also tried reinstalling origin itself, just incase, which didn't work either.
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@Tex9888

 

Hey, I can see you contacted an Advisor (case #31021368) can you confirm your issue was resolved during that Live Chat please?

 

Thanks.

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No, the issue is not resolved.
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I just want to add that I have the same issue.

I already tried, repairing, redownloading and other things but the issue is persistent.

 

Strangely my Laptop on which I installed the game months ago has no problem starting it.

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I am having this problem as well, and am disheartened to see there isn't a solution here. I was excited to play one of my favorite old games once I saw it was in the vault.

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@sprklryan@Tex9888@Wittand25

 

Can you try the various Compatibility Modes available, this can be an effective troubleshooting step, particularly for older games like this one.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ie/help/15078/windows-make-older-programs-compatible

 

Do post your results here, thanks.

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Still having the same problem. I've tried Windows XP and Windows 98 compatibility modes, and it's still complaining about a missing DLL that is clearly right there in the folder.

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I found that as long as I alt tabbed out and straight back in, it started to run again, so perhaps try that.

 

If that doesn't work you could always try editing the registry? I hear enabling windowed mode, rather than full screen (or visa versa - I can't quite remember) sometimes works. You modify the value but I don't know where or to what, so hopefully you're more computer savvy than I am, and can figure it out.

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