Where Dani writes about… just about everything!
However, I spent most of this morning actively laboring with my second son. Everything culminated when I gave birth to him at 2:52 in the morning, which is something that I intend to write far more about over in my parenting blog once I’ve been discharged from the hospital and am back at home. Hopefully, that will be happening tomorrow morning since my obstetrician likes how I’ve been progressing after the labor, and James seems to be doing fine as well.
I don’t know why, but this really sounds like something Jason would dance to.
Having tried every single combination of Compatibility settings, I reverted everything back to the way it was when I first installed it on this laptop — which, ironically enough, wouldn’t work the first time I tried to load the game — to find out that… well, it worked. Apparently my computer had a bit of a mood swing in between installing MapleStory and last night, but it works now!
If any of you play it, leave me a comment letting me know what server you play on and what your character’s name is. Right now, I play on Scania myself. In deciding to go with the easiest character class presented to me after taking note of the many changes that MapleStory underwent in between my playing it last and now, I’ve been leveling up what seems to be an eventual knight or swordsman in my spare time. Once I complete my first job change, I’ll take a screenshot of my character and post it up here. With any luck, I can find some cute items to equip on her. If you’re a girl playing MapleStory, it’s all about the cuteness! That, and avoiding the younger players who follow girl sprites around asking them if they’ll be their girlfriend… sometimes, and especially on certain maps, that happens. With any luck, I can avoid being followed myself.
Since I have more RAM and was recently able to install Windows 7 on my laptop, I’ve been looking for something to test my new speed out with. One of the things that came to mind was the MMORPG MapleStory, because not only does it require a good enough computer to be able to run its graphics, but it would also be something that I could very easily play with both of my kids. Since I’ve been feeling like doing some of the experience sidequests, the ones that are simple and require minimal grinding, playing this game would make the most sense to me. MapleStory ran fine when I had Vista on here, but switching over to Windows 7… seems to have made the entire process of getting it to load impossible. Clicking it with my Task Manager open to view processes reveals that the actual process only stays open for a few seconds before vanishing. I never see the actual program open on my screen, though.
Right now, I’m in the process of changing Compatibility modes for it to see if that might be the problem. I tried Windows 2008 as someone on the Nexon message boards suggested, which didn’t work. Neither did Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Vista 2, which other message boards have suggested. Running it as an administrator is something I’ve been doing since I first started trying to make it work, and I’ve had that box checked since I first started messing around with it. I know my laptop meets the minimum requirements to play it.