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Peter Koller

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Running Maul Publisher on Windows 7
« on: May 10, 2020, 08:43:55 AM »
I have done some tests on a Windows 7 virtualbox installation and found that the application will not start.
Here is how to fix it:
First, install the application as normal, note that you will have to download the latest fixed version from this site. Occasionally the installer attempts to run the application after installation is complete, you can safely ignore any crashes here. The reason the application won't start is because it cannot get a realistic maximum memory reservation value. This causes an error similar to ERROR-> @Main memory init, rc = 1455 in the error log found under c:\ProgramData\MaulPublisher.
Once the installation is complete, you need to use the registry editor regedit.exe:
Backup the registry first!
Add a DWORD registry value MaxBlocks to the path Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Maul32.exe. Set the MaxBlocks value to 1000 hex to begin with, and check the application starts. You can adjust the number of reserved memory blocks anytime, note that 0 will definitely not work.