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Q: Running game Maple Story ( in Windowed mode ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Running game Maple Story ( in Windowed mode
Category: Computers > Games
Asked by: jammin1911-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 22 Sep 2006 22:23 PDT
Expires: 22 Oct 2006 22:23 PDT
Question ID: 767744
I've tried and tried to find this solution but have had to resort to
this to find a fix.

I'm trying to play Maple Story ( - 100% free) in
Windowed mode so that I can avoid having to alt-tab to and from the
game as I play to answer MSN, etc.

I've tried a couple of the methods found online but I am experiencing
difficulties with both of the methods I've found.  To the researcher,
there are two methods that you'll find right away, 1) placing a 3rd
party .dll in the folder.. this only works for the european or korean
version of the game.. I'm playing the American version available from and 2) Using a 3rd party program called 3d
analyzer which has a "force windowed mode" checkbox and it seems
really straight forward to use but I get an error as soon as I try to
execute MapleStory.exe with the software.  It says "Cannot copy
c:\MapleStory\3danalyzer\hook_3DA.dll to c:\MapleStory\hook_3DA.dll"
and just halts there.

Thanks in advance!!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Running game Maple Story ( in Windowed mode
From: jankos-ga on 15 Oct 2006 15:46 PDT
Did you try copying the file c:\MapleStory\3danalyzer\hook_3DA.dll to
c:\MapleStory\hook_3Da.dll manually?

Also did you select the maple story executable when you ran 3danalyzer?
Subject: Re: Running game Maple Story ( in Windowed mode
From: jammin1911-ga on 31 Oct 2006 03:21 PST
Hi, yes I tried both of these things.

I've read that the hook_3DA does not work for MapleGlobal but only
some other revisions of the game (there are quite a few for other

The 3D Analyser thing is what really is getting to me since I know it
should be working. I have a feeling maybe my graphics card is not
compatible or something.. maybe the drivers?

Saphire Radeon 9800 256MB
Subject: Re: Running game Maple Story ( in Windowed mode
From: mcdingus-ga on 31 Oct 2006 22:59 PST
Basically, go to this website:

Download the program, it works for MapleGlobal (I've tested it today),
just make sure you have WinRAR, (just download the trial) to extract
the file.

Apparently, window mode is a hack, so use it sparingly.

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