Having trouble getting the game to run (resolved)

Jonbliss

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Hello,
recently stumbled across a video on YouTube that reminded me of this game and got really excited when I saw there is the possibility to still play it!
Unfortunately I am having some technical issues. When I start the game and try to enter user ID and password I can only enter the username but not get to the password field. Also the wonderful login music starts glitching out as soon as I make any action in the title screen.

I have read the FAQ and followed instructions in the readme file. These are all the steps I have taken so far:
- Checked if .NET Framework and Visual C++ 2015 Redistributables are installed
- Disabled windows defender (no other malware protection installed)
- Whitelisted EphineaPSO folder
- enabled run as admin & windows XP service pack 2 compatibility mode
- Ensured DEP is essential programs only

Operating system is Windows 11 Home v.21H2

What else could be causing this issue?
 
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Harborer of Hope

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Hello,
recently stumbled across a video on YouTube that reminded me of this game and got really excited when I saw there is the possibility to still play it!
Unfortunately I am having some technical issues. When I start the game and try to enter user ID and password I can only enter the username but not get to the password field. Also the wonderful login music starts glitching out as soon as I make any action in the title screen.

I have read the FAQ and followed instructions in the readme file. These are all the steps I have taken so far:
- Checked if .NET Framework and Visual C++ 2015 Redistributables are installed
- Disabled windows defender
- Whitelisted EphineaPSO folder
- enabled run as admin & windows XP service pack 2 compatibility mode
- Ensured DEP is essential programs only

Operating system is Windows 11 Home v.21H2

What else could be causing this issue?
Disabling ANY MALWARE protection would be required (WinDefender is the most common culprit, but you got it~!) Oddly enuff, PSO Ephinea is mistaken as a "Trojan" to almost all software until excluded! Stay SANE~! <3
 

Jonbliss

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Disabling ANY MALWARE protection would be required (WinDefender is the most common culprit, but you got it~!) Oddly enuff, PSO Ephinea is mistaken as a "Trojan" to almost all software until excluded! Stay SANE~! <3
I don't have any other malware protection software on this PC currently, unfortunately that can't be the cause of this :confused:
 

Ender

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The main menu music being weird is just a thing with the game. Nothing specific to what's happening to you.

How are you trying to enter the password? You start the game, the cursor on the main menu (orange background for the option) is on Register UserID. Are you able to change to other options like Exit Game using your keyboard's up and down arrows?

The main menu doesn't support really support the mouse (you can use Mouse 1 to input Enter, mouse wheel scrolling does seem to work for going through the options).
 

Jonbliss

Member
The main menu music being weird is just a thing with the game. Nothing specific to what's happening to you.

How are you trying to enter the password? You start the game, the cursor on the main menu (orange background for the option) is on Register UserID. Are you able to change to other options like Exit Game using your keyboard's up and down arrows?

The main menu doesn't support really support the mouse (you can use Mouse 1 to input Enter, mouse wheel scrolling does seem to work for going through the options).
Arrow keys are working! I could have sworn I tried arrow keys yesterday and they didn't, but maybe I'm just silly.
Thanks a bunch! So hyped to play this again
 

Jonbliss

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Looking forward to Pouncing and playing wiff you, Jon Jon-San~! =3
Thank you for the warm welcome <3 I'm located in EU so I think playing on the NA servers might be hard with the ping (assuming you are on NA). I've already made some friends on the EU server, was magical playing the game again and enjoying it with people :)
 

Harborer of Hope

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Thank you for the warm welcome <3 I'm located in EU so I think playing on the NA servers might be hard with the ping (assuming you are on NA). I've already made some friends on the EU server, was magical playing the game again and enjoying it with people :)
Wunderbar~! Yes, your mew plays here in the states and is usually peeks out of her kitty coffin online at midnight EST. Won't stop mew from still looking out for you, tho~! =3
 
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