EarthWorm Jim – vids:iv32 decompressor error

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    • #43628

      For fun I decided can an old 95 / 98 game work on 2008. I decided to see if Earthworm Jim would function. It will install / run however you get a

      vids:iv32 decompressor error when launching the game. To resolve this for this game and a few other older games that rely on this codec you need to do the following

      1. Copy ir32_32.dll from a WinXP machine to c:windowssystem32
      2. Create the following registry key

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionDrivers32]

      Create a Reg_SZ vidc.iv32 with the value ir32_32.dll

      This is an intel codec no longer available for free is my understanding from some searches I did.

      So far it is working fine and an old vintage purchase survives OS upgrade 4… 😯

    • #48297

      I have had a few people email me about difficulty creating the registry key required. I am attaching a zip file with the REG file and the DLL itself.

      If you unzip the file, copy the DLL to C:windowssystem32

      Then double click on the REG file and allow to import it should work. I did a direct extract and tested on a VM…

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