Running Multiple MapleStory Clients in VMware with Windows 10, 7 and XP

This method requires you to have a powerful PC (with minimum CPU of 4 cores and 8GB RAM) to run 2 or more multiple clients of MapleStory smoothly. Previously, hardcore MapleStory players create multiple Windows User accounts (login and logout temporarily) within a single PC which is kinda of a hassle but this method was patched. Another old school method was to setup 1 MapleStory client in each PC or Laptop so that they can have their mule (e.g. Beast Tamer/Bishop/Phantom) to buff up their main character for additional stats to increase their damage, EXP rate, etc. This method still works today but incurs higher electricity consumption. Some players might not have the luxury to own more than 1 PC/Laptop. Therefore, these players turned to running MapleStory on VMWare (aka Virtual Machine). This method can also apply to other MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game).


  1. Install VMware Pro 12
  2. Install MapleStory on Windows 10 Operating System hosted by VMware Pro 12

Backup Registry

The methods below requires you to edit your registry, therefore, before you start poking into the system registry, its best to backup its state, so you can revert back should you modified it incorrectly.

  1. Run your VMware Guest OS.
  2. Go to START → Run or Press Windows Key + R
  3. Type in “regedit” without quotes.
  4. Go to File > Export > Type in a File Name.
  5. Make sure tick “All” in the “Export Range” section located at the bottom.
  6. Click Save

To undo/revert your Registry Changes:

  1. Double-click on your exported (.reg) registry file. NOTE: If you exported this registry file from VMware Guest OS, its meant for VMware Guest OS, not Host OS! and vice versa. If you copy this (.reg) file out from VMware Guest OS and used it on your Host OS, it will corrupt your system!
  2. Next you’ll be prompted with a message in a Registry Editor window.
  3. Click the Yes button.
  4. Assuming the registry key(s) import was successful, you should receive the following message in a Registry Editor window: “The keys and values contained in [REG file location] have been successfully added to the registry.”
  5. Click the OK button in this window.
  6. Restart your computer.

Overwriting DriverDesc in VMWare Guest OS Registry

  1. Run your VMware Guest OS.
  2. Go to START → RUN → Type in: “Regedit” (without double quotes)
  3. Navigate and Change this entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
  4. Double Click on “DriverDesc” and erase the value. (e.g. for VMWare is “VMware SVGA II” without double quotes)
    • NOTE: DO NOT DELETE DriverDesc, if you do this Themida will look for other entries in your registry that tell it you are running MapleStory inside VMware.
    • NOTE: If you’re using W7 in your VMware, there are several “DriverDesc” you need to change. Use the Find tool of regedit (ctrl+F)
  5. Close your VM Guest OS
  6. In your host OS, Find your Virtual Machine configuration (*.vmx)
  7. Add the following text listed in “VMX Settings” below into your .vmx file
  8. Restart VMware Guest OS. Run MapleStory.
  9. If MS doesn’t pop up after HackShield loads; reinstall MS and install the Redistributable Packages and .Net Framework 4.

VMX Additional Settings

Add the following settings to your .vmx file (tested working for Windows XP/7) which is located in your Host OS. Replace the double quotation listed here with the one from your (.vmx) file. The browser had somehow modified the double quotes here to be curving/slanting. (Note on May 9th 2017: Using monitor_control.restrict_backdoor is sufficient for MapleStory. If this does not work for you, you might need to enable other properties below).

monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "TRUE" = "TRUE" = "TRUE" = "TRUE" = "TRUE"
monitor_control.disable_directexec = "TRUE"

Common Issues/Errors and Fixes

[Error] VMWare Workstation – The vmware tools should only be installed inside a virtual machine.

  1. Turn off your VMware Guest OS.
  2. Remove the changes you have inserted in your (.vmx) file which are the lines listed above in “VMX Additional Settings”.
  3. Restart VMware Guest OS.
  4. In your VMware Worksation, click “VM”, select “Reinstall VMware Tools”
  5. This will automatically pop up the VMWare Installation. Tick “Repair” should you wish to fix anything inside.
  6. Click OK
  7. Once done, add in back your “VMX Additional Settings”, otherwise Themida will prevent you from playing games on Virtual Machine.

[Error] VMWare Workstation – Dictionary problem.
Make sure that the edited .vmx file does not contain any duplicate entries (duplicate lines of codes) and no spaces in between each dot! Also check the double-quotation, it should be same as the one listed in (.vmx) file. The double quotes should not be curving/slanting. If it is curving, then simply replaced it with the default one (just select, copy and replace the ones you have inserted)

[Error] Themida – Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine. Hacking attempt detected. MapleStory will close.
Add the extra information listed in “VMX Additional Settings” into your .vmx file located within your VMware host installation folder.

[Error] Maplestory stuck on mushroom loading screen.
If you encounter this issue where you start up Maplestory normally and then it just gets stuck on the screen where it says Loading… and shows a Mushroom, perform CTRL+ALT+DELETE (once), it will show a TaskManager panel in Windows XP or a selection of menu in Windows 7 (select Start Task Manager). Then open the “Application” Tab, select “MapleStory”. Right-click it and select “Go to Process” Right-click the selected Process → “Set Priority” → “High”. Close the TaskManager Panel and click on the MapleStory tab to enter it.

[Error] Tried to invite my mule into party but MapleStory messages in-game : You can’t join this party because of an IP Restriction
You will need to setup your VMware Guest OS connection correctly. To correct this:

  1. Right-click on the Internet Connection Icon in windows at the bottom-right corner of the screen, select “Open Network and Sharing Center”.
  2. Click “Local Area Connection Status”. Click “Properties”.
  3. A window will pop up “Local Area Connection Properties”.
  4. Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”. Click “Properties” button.
  5. Tick “Use the following IP Address”
  6. Set “IP Address:” (The first 3 values remain same, but the forth section can be any value)
  7. Set “Subnet Mask” : (This is for Guest OS, Host OS uses
  8. Set “Default Gateway” :
  9. Tick “Use the following DNS server addresses”

  10. Set “Preferred DNS Server” : (This is actually Google DNS, bypasses your country blocked/banned websites)
  11. Set “Alternate DNS Server” : (This is actually Google DNS, bypasses your country blocked/banned websites)
  12. Shutdown your VMware Guest OS, and return to your VMware Workstation. Click Edit → Virtual Network Editor
  13. Select your VM connection (e.g. VMnet8 = used for Guest OS)
  14. Set this VM Internet Connection to “Bridged (Connect VMs directly to the external network) → Bridged to your Motherboard Ethernet (e.g. Qualcomm Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller NDIS)
  15. Click OK to save and apply changes.
  16. Restart VMware Guest OS and MapleStory.

[Error] “MapleStory.exe – .netframework initialization error. Unable to find a version of the runtime to run this application.”
[Solution] Download and install Microsoft .NET FRAMEWORK 4.5 for Windows 7 OR Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5/4.0 for Windows XP.

[Error] “ijl15.dll is missing or corrupt”
Make sure you add ijl15.dll to your firewall exception as well as your antivirus exception list. If this issue persists then re-install MS with your antivirus turned off then doing all of the exception adding.

[Error] “Can not find Redirector.dll”
If you are playing private server MapleStory, some would use Redirector.dll. Therefore, add the Nexon folder to your virus exception. Temporarily disable your antivirus and re-download the private-server.exe client. After that add it to your Nexon folder and enable your antivirus again.

[Error] “MSVCR110.dll is missing”
Add the MS folder to your antivirus exceptions. Download the following file here and install (x86 for 32-bit and x64 for 64-bit systems).

[Error] “MSVCP100.dll is missing”
Download and install the following (x86 for 32-bit and x64 for 64-bit systems)
Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) from Official Microsoft Download Center
Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64) from Official Microsoft Download Center

[Error] “This is not a valid Win32 application”
Make sure your MapleStory client is currently added to your firewall/antivirus exception list. If this issue persists after doing so, please re-download the client. If there are any mistakes, correct it and resave the file before rerunning your VMware guest OS.

[Error] “Can’t find a .NET runtime”
You need at least .NET Framework 3.0 to run the program. Get it from the Microsoft website.

Unable to patch due to missing/deleted MapleStory Video Cut Scenes
If you deleted your .avi video files in MapleStory installation folder to skip cut scenes like I did you may need these to update to v145 if you deleted them completely. All you have to do is unpack them into your nexon folder.
Mirror 1
Mirror 2

Known Bugs/Issues

VM’ed Maple does lag a lot more than if you were to run it on your host operating system. There isn’t any way around it as far as I know as it is on Nexon’s end as it didn’t use to lag as bad as after they started scanning to see if Maple was being run in a VM. You must bear with it if you’re going to use this fix. Full screen alleviates some of the lag, and I believe Mac users don’t have that big of an issue when VM’ing Maple. You can try to lower the MapleStory graphics by going into “System Options” (in-game) → Set graphics to “Normal (Fast)” and “Effects (Fast)”.

Missing api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll
solution: Install visual c++ 2015 redist package

Speeding Up your VMWare Workstation
The guide below uses Windows 7.

  1. Edit → Preferences → Memory → Tick “Fit all virtual machine memory into reserved host RAM”.
  2. Start → Run → Type “services” → Enter → Browse for “Superfetch” → Right-click → Properties → Startup Type “Manual” → Click “Stop” → Click “OK” (Note: If you are running VMware on SSD, SuperFetch can be set to Manual, HDD would be “Automatic – Delayed on Start”)
  3. Start → Run → Type “View advanced System Settings” → Enter → Click “Settings” under Performance → Tick “Adjust for Best Performance” → Click OK. → Click OK
  4. Change the Monitor Color and Resolution to 1280×1024 (16bit instead of 32bit) Right-click Desktop → “Screen Resolution” → “Advanced Settings” → Click “List All Nodes” Button → Select 16bit color depth and smaller resolution (e.g. 1280×1024 or 1024×768) → Click OK to Save Changes.

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337 thoughts on “Running Multiple MapleStory Clients in VMware with Windows 10, 7 and XP

  1. MapleStorySEA player

    Anybody got fix for “Sorry this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine” ? Cant use after patch 3/5/2023.

  2. MapleNerd

    Any fix for “Sorry this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine” MapleSEA 2023 patch date 3/5/2023

  3. Loopin

    I ran this and the game runs flawlessly for like 10 minutes but then just crashes, disappears… any idea or anyone else getting this issue?

  4. Evan Charles

    I have read your whole post. I am working on a project where we are using VMWare Workstation to run multiple MapleStory Clients in one machine and it works perfectly fine.
    Here you can find more helpful tips :

  5. Hi

    Any solution for the error message that pops up after game closes that says: “Runnng maplestory in a virtual machine is not allowed. Repeated usage may result in a permanent ban.”

  6. jerky

    Hi. I’ve figured out how to go past “this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine”/”NGS Initialization Error”. Add these lines into *.vmx file together with lines specified in this guide:

    monitor_control.virtual_rdtsc = “false”
    SMBIOS.reflectHost = “true”

    I’m not sure which one works but it lets me at least open the game and play for some time. Then I get kicked out with “Runnng mapestory in a virtual machine is not allowed. Repeated usage may result in a permanent ban.”.

    If they scan registry while game is running we are toast because it’s really hard to remove all “vmware” or “vm ware” entries because some of them are part of filepaths to *.dll files on host system. They may also use some more sophisticated stuff to figure out.

  7. jerk

    Hi. I’ve figured out how to go past “this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine”/”NGS Initialization Error”. Add these lines into *.vmx file together with lines specified in this guide:

    monitor_control.virtual_rdtsc = “false”
    SMBIOS.reflectHost = “true”

    I’m not sure which one works but it lets me at least open the game and play for some time. Then I get kicked out with “Runnng mapestory in a virtual machine is not allowed. Repeated usage may result in a permanent ban.”.

    If they scan registry while game is running we are toast because it’s really hard to remove all “vmware” or “vm ware” entries because some of them are part of filepaths to *.dll files on host system. They may also use some more sophisticated stuff to figure out.

  8. somethingboy

    This method does not work on MSEA for me anymore.
    Getting the “WinLicense -> Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine” and “NGS Initialization Error (0xE3020101)” after the King Slime Patch.

  9. appleboy

    virtualboy get u other metod for open multiclient can u post here the solution

  10. virtualboy

    For those running into the “Running Maplestory in a virtual machine is not allowed” error, it looks like Nexon stepped up their game wit their nexon guard a month ago to detect virtual machines. Meaning this method currently does not work for VMWare and you get kicked out after some time.

  11. appleboy

    I also have the problem, the game kicks me for suspicious behavior in VM.

  12. buttonboy

    I also have this problem, I cannot enter the game with vm workstation as multiclient, it appears “you have been kicked by nexon game security client or beahvior in vmware today,
    if anyone has the same problem and a fix or ayumi help whit this pls

  13. rulerboy

    Kicked by game security for suspicious game/client behaviour anyone fix for this , only plays 10mints later maple kick whit this message

  14. jinkombat

    aun sigue trabajando maplestory en vmware? quisiera conocer esto porque ultimamente estoy logeado dentro del juego y me kickea despues de 10 a 5mint por ” you have been kicked by nexon game security for suspicious game ” eh seguido todos los pasos y tengo este error , antiguamente no tenia problema alguno

  15. ItsRed

    Works solid, tyvm

  16. AinzXiS

    tesetd and still working with w7 and w10

  17. Ronnie

    Still working, and MapleStory now runs extremely SMOOTH with the latest version of VMWare. Highly recommended to update, if you haven’t already.

  18. test

    Can anyone let me know if this is still working?

  19. Star Atlas

    Hello.I have a problem with BlackCipher it appears,it doesnt let me play on VMWare.
    I play another Nexons game called Vindictus and it also uses BlackCipher so I think this topic will work for me as well,since its the same company and anti-hacking program.
    My problem is when I log in,after chosing charater and enter in the game,I have about 20 seconds before game shows me message “The game will close after 10 seconds”.
    From what I read the problem is in BlackCipher,it thinks VMWare is a hacking program or something,since I dont have any problems entering from host OS.
    I did everything from this guide and before in 2018 it worked,then I stoped play and now came back but it appears they change something in BlackCipher,so now it requires more manipulations than before to make it work on VMWare or maybe I miss something.
    Also I did try replace BlackCipher with this ,still no luck.
    Hope someone will help me to solve this problem or suggest alternative program (with guide preferably),because Im kinda getting desperate after days try to solve this >_<
    I use:
    VMWare WorkStation 15.X.X. (last update so far)
    Windows 10 (host OS)
    Windows 7 (VM OS)

  20. alex66

    hi, is this counter strike nexon studio is that valid ??

  21. Sam

    Okay nvm i found it the file was at my document folder.
    i dont even know why its located there.

  22. Sam

    Hi Ayumi,

    i cant seems to find this ” In your host OS, Find your Virtual Machine configuration (*.vmx) ”

    I am using VMware 15.5, windows 10 pro

  23. Ayumilove Post author

    @Mike: I have not tested this for sometime since I seldom play MapleStory in VMWare.

  24. Mike

    Does this still work?

  25. Chriso

    so click on the folder class right click then find and write there 0000 then u will find the folder
    @jorge Vargas Tello

  26. Jorge Vargas Tello

    there’s nothing on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000 i got windows 10

  27. MonkaS

    has anyone been banned for using vmware?

  28. keke

    how you create the virtual machine after downloading the vm ware

  29. ever

    deberias aser un video seria mas rapido que todas las letras

  30. Ronnie

    Worked perfectly with a windows 10 VM. TYSM

  31. Ayumilove Post author

    @Looptux: I have not tested in in KMS, so I can’t guarantee it will work. I have only tested it in MSEA (South East Asia) and GMS (Global MapleStory).

  32. Looptux

    Does this work on KMS?

  33. joe

    anyway to get this to work for Maplestory 2? when I try it there it d/c’s me in game after like 2-3min

  34. Tai

    why i dont have a vmx file ? i’m using windows 7 x64 bit

  35. phi

    hello , just wondering if this still works? thanks.

  36. John

    @Strary: thanks for sharing, it”s working fine after install directx

  37. Ayumilove Post author

    @Starry: Thanks for sharing your experiences using Vmware to play MapleStory!

  38. Starry

    Just for info, I am running vmware 15.5 pro. It work fine.

    Maplesea – Player.

  39. Starry

    – Download d3dx9_43.dll file (maplesea maunal section)
    – Place the .dll to maplesea folder
    – Double click the maplesea client
    – Play!

  40. John

    Not working anymore?nothing happen after nexon game security shows up

  41. Jynx

    Followed all steps on MapleSEA. Nexon game security shows up then nothing happens

  42. Jensen

    Hi, I tried adding all the vmx addtional settings but I still get the message [Error] Themida – Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine. Could you please help me out?

  43. pyre

    Can proviade a BlackCipher for CMS ? Thx!

  44. asdf

    following my previous comment, it’s not the vmware maplestory that’s the problem but the host computer main maplestory that won’t load, i don’t even get an error, maplestory just refuses to start if vmware is also running.

  45. asdf

    hi, i’ve installed windows 10 on a vmware and followed all the steps, but my maple (maplesea) just says connection to the server has ended and won’t start. any ideas?

  46. jinuk9

    If you run “vmware12”, you will be disconnected about 2 minutes after “Next-Gen Sequencing”. Can I find a solution?

  47. Ayumilove Post author

    @Clyde: Try using the BlackCipher that I have provided for your game client. I have 2 types (MSEA and GMS)
    The MapleStory BlackCipher download link is provided in this page:

    1. Backup your existing BlackCipher folder located in your MapleStory installation folder (e.g. C:/Nexon/Library/maplestory/appdata/BlackCipher)
    2. Download my BlackCipher from
    3. Extract the contents of the zip file using Winzip/WinRAR/7Zip
    4. Replace the files in your BlackCipher folder with the zip contents.
    5. Restart MapleStory

  48. Ayumilove Post author

    @MrPunySheep: Tested working on MapleSEA server with VMWare. Try checking if you missed out any steps/details in the guide above.

  49. Ayumilove Post author

    @giankaiba: I did not encounter issues of getting freezed nor disconnected when I’m playing on both host and VMware with people on the same map as me. So I’m not sure how to solve the issue.

  50. giankaiba

    hello ayumi have a problem , when play maplestory in wmware , have problems in anyones maps when am in party , me freeze and dc the game in the wmware or in anyones cases in my ms principal , know of this problem , yes have a answer pls need know of this i am search a solution in distints pagines and watching videos but not meeting the solution

  51. Clyde

    Hello, I followed your steps above but I received an error of NGS Initialization Error (0xE3010402). Any idea what is it?
    I’m using Windows 7, and there is only one “DriverDesc” in the 0000 section.

  52. MrPunySheep

    Hello I am a player from MapleSea. May I check if this works with MapleSea. So Far I have given it quite a number of shot but still to no avail

  53. Ayumilove Post author

    @Orkoo: The error code D0000 occurs when the Nexon Game Security (NGS) detects a potentially malicious program active, resulting in the game disconnecting as the program is not compatible with the game. If you’re receiving the error code D0000, please be sure to close or disable any third party programs on your computer before launching MapleStory. In addition, re-check the vmx settings.

    Visit for more details on other MapleStory errors and solutions.

  54. Ayumilove Post author

    @Philip: I have tested VMWare on MapleStory with Intel 5820K (6 cores at 4GHz) with 32GB RAM and it works as expected. You may need a powerful desktop that has more than 4 cores to run multiple VMs smoothly on 1 machine.

  55. Orkoo

    I’ve done all the steps, get it working, but it disconnects with Error D0000.

    Have done a clean install, etc. Any help is appreciated! <3

  56. Philip

    Hello, I’ve been trying to setup a working virtual machine in my computer, but it is always crashing at the character selection screen.
    When I put the priority to high, it let me to select the character, but as soon as I click on play the game, a black screen appears and it just doesnt do anything.
    Sometimes I made it to login, but it freezes as soon as it joins to the game.
    Any advice? Tried everything, and I am a little lost.

    Thanks in advance.

  57. birb

    Nevermind, ignore my previous comment, solved the problem.
    The value for the DriverDesc in regedit was somehow there again after the update, just had to remove it and it’s working again! 🙂

  58. birb

    Using vmware 14 pro and win10 os, was working fine until an update hit and now my .vmx file is corrupted whenever i add the additional settings. Without it, maplestory cant be launched.

    Anyone facing the same problems or any known fix for this?

  59. Ark

    @Ayumilove @Whim

    I redid all the steps and it worked, took a while but was worth it. Thanks.

  60. asdf

    It doesn’t work with Kms.. NGS keep detectiong something when I try to play Maple on Vmware 14..

  61. MAN

    It doesn’t work for Kms.. NGS keep detecting something when I try to play Maple on Vmware 14..

  62. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ark: Have you tried our Rainheart’s tips on how to get MapleStory working on Virtual Machine to resolve the issue “Please check your internet connection and try again?”

  63. Whim


    Did you try installing Adobe Flash Player? I know it sounds weird but it works.

    I’m having trouble with “MapleStory has stopped working” on every launch.. Any ideas?

  64. Ark

    I had one VM with W8 that worked nice in GMS but I lost it and been trying for hours to make a new one. Used w7 and w10, did all the regedits, installed the tools, edited the VMX file and I cant get Nexon Launcher to start, getting the same error in both: “Please check your internet conection and try again”. Tried brigde and NAT connection to no effect, any suggestions?

  65. Hayato

    Has anybody been banned for this recently? I want to use to run a Kish mule but I don’t want to run the risk of my main being banned.

  66. Ayumilove Post author

    @knight: That’s good to hear that its working for you now 🙂

  67. knight


    I am using win 10 for both host and VMware.

    Now can work, after installing maplesea. Thanks!

  68. Ayumilove Post author

    @knight: Tested working for MapleSEA using Vmware. What operating system are you using for both your host and virtual machine? Also, have you perform the necessary changes with the provided script above?

  69. knight

    Maplesea no longer can use on Vmware?

    Issues: Sorry,this application cannot run under a virtual machine
    I have followed every step above, after a window update in VM, can no longer play.

    Appreciated if someone can help.

  70. Ayumilove Post author

    @GarnEat: That’s good to hear its still working 🙂

  71. GarnEat

    Working 6/21/2018. Keep up the good work AyumiLove!

  72. Nevito

    Tried with VMWare 14 Pro with a Windows 10 OS worked fine, Windows 10 ISO can be downloaded from Microsoft website if needed. Had trouble with no internet connection but changing the setting in VMWare from NAT to bridged solved it.

  73. kuro

    I get an error at launcher says error 200001

  74. Stary

    To be more specific on ” Virtual Machine configuration, log file” once mounted with VMware.

    Open VMware > Setting > Option tab> go to “Advanced” > Look at the “Log:” under file locations.

  75. Stary

    VM14 work great. But still laggy. ><

  76. Alanrey

    Can anyone upload his vm?, I’m on win 10 a my vm on win7x64 and can’t seem to make maple work by any method

  77. Ayumilove Post author

    @alligator: Have you tried installing the MapleStory game client on another/spare desktop PC or Laptop? I have not tried installing on Windows Server 2012R2. Could you try it on Windows 10 Home/Pro?

  78. alligator

    @Ayumilove: Do you have any solution to play Maplestory on a dedicated server with Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard? I always receive the error “Maplestory has stopped working”. I’ve been searching around but found no solution yet. Thanks.

  79. Ayumilove Post author

    @MrPunySheep: I believe it will work with the latest version of VmWare too. The guide above only have tested with VmWare 12.

  80. MrPunySheep

    Will this work with Vmware pro 14 ? I am not very sure where to get the VmWare 12 though. Please help Ayumilove!

  81. Ayumilove Post author

    @ricco: Sorry couldn’t provide you with any advice on this matter using VirtualBox. Have you tried VMWare as shown in the guide above?

  82. ricco

    Hi, I am trying to use VirtualBox to run maple. At first, running it gave the error “Themida – Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine.”. After some research I found a fix in the form of a .bat file:

    @Echo off
    @reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System /v SystemBiosVersion /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d “NOBOX – 1” /f
    @reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System /v VideoBiosVersion /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d “” /f

    So after running this .bat file as admin, this error doesn’t pop up anymore when I try to open maple. But now the thing is maple just won’t start. I checked the task manager and it seems that maple just runs in the background for a while and simply kills off. I was hoping you might know a way to fix this problem? 🙁

  83. Ayumilove Post author

    @David: Sorry, I do not have any idea on how to fix it. Perhaps you can try reinstalling MapleStory on the newly created Windows 7 Operating System (OS). Otherwise, the workaround would be using Windows 10. If you are running on more than 4 core system, it should definitely help in smoothing the lag. For my case, I dedicated 2 cores and 8GB ram for the VM Guest OS.

  84. David

    I have been using VMWare 12.0 and windows 7 for a while and everything worked fine until it showed me a network error while trying to run maplestory. I decided to redownload the machine and tried windows 10 but that was laggy as hell so I redownloaded windows 7.
    I changed regedit and .vmx settings but Maple doesn’t seem to show up after clicking Play,
    it sometimes shows a “maplestory not responding / working” error or just allows me to click on the play button again without anything popping up.
    Do you have any advice on how to fix it?

  85. Ayumilove Post author

    Antonio Carlos: It’s a gray area. Use this at your own risk!

  86. Antonio Carlos

    Look,VMWare (aka Virtual Machine can we take ban on our bills?
    Or is this method allowed?

  87. nokza

    I have same problem with sin1111.
    From last update I can’t run maple on VM. I can play a short time, 1-5 minutes and it close with alert “NGS Hacking Detected (0xD1900202)”.

    I update both windows and maple story patch (I play official Thailand server)

    I tried to create new VM without windows update and it notworking. May be I missing something.

    Already change setting in regedit and modify .vmx file.
    Do you have any clue?

    Thank you.

  88. Ayumilove Post author

    @sin1111: Have you tried changing the settings in regedit? My Virtual Machine that is running Windows 10 with latest update is still able to run MapleStory using the settings above.

  89. sin1111

    With the auto update of window 10 (Cortana), i was not able to run maple on VM. It stated unable to run with virtual machine. Please help, any idea to fix it?

  90. Ayumilove Post author

    @Rainheart: Thanks for sharing your solution on the issues you have encountered!

  91. Rainheart

    For this having issues with this on vm windows 10, a few things.

    No Internet:
    If you have no internet go to Edit > Virtual Network Editor and press in the right lower corner on Change Settings, now select a network and click “Remove Network” for all of them.
    Then click “Add Network” and in the VMnet Info select “Nat (shared host’s IP adress with VMs” and click apply.

    Next go to VM > Removable Devices > Network Adapter > Settings and in the Network connection box select “Custom: specific virtual network” and select the one you just made (probably VMnet0 (NAT)) press ok and you should have internet, it now shares internet with your host. And this still allows you to run maple.

    Error: Check you internet connection or try again later
    So after you installed windows 10 on your VM you go to your registry as suggested in the tutorial. When going to the path and you notice that DriverDesc is NOT “VMware SVGA II” but something like “Microsoft basic display adapter” don’t change it.
    By removing it and leaving it empty the nexon launcher starts throwing that error. You do still have to add those entries to the .vmx file.

    Other internet related issues.
    Maplestory relays on running flash items, wat i recommend is after installing windows to first download Firefox and set it as default (just close it and reopen and it should ask) This allows Maplestory to use the html5 stuff from there to run wat ever its needed.
    It displays this as an internet error so its a bit tricky

  92. Knight

    Hmm, i think i found it.

    right click desktop -> display setting -> Advanced display settings -> Display adapter -> list all mode.

  93. Knight

    Hi ayumilove, could you advise how to do the step 4 under speeding up vmware on window 10?

    Change the Monitor Color and Resolution to 1280×1024 (16bit instead of 32bit) Right-click Desktop → “Screen Resolution” → “Advanced Settings” → Click “List All Nodes” Button → Select 16bit color depth and smaller resolution (e.g. 1280×1024 or 1024×768) → Click OK to Save Changes.

  94. AlertShadow

    maybe you should make a video explaining how to install n use it

  95. Mike

    Alright well i got it working after only putting monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = “TRUE” into the .vmx file. Using windows 10 and VMware 12 if anyone else has the same issue.

  96. Mike

    I don’t get it. I’ve done everything within the guide and my game won’t start up, hackshield doesn’t pop up, and there is no error message.

  97. Ayumilove Post author

    @tqk2811: Ensure that all of the .vmx settings is in and check in registry for the VMware SVGA II.

  98. tqk2811

    But at first and second times. (with additonal setting in *.vmx)

    Maplestory can run nomaly. (vmware tools working)
    When i shutdown VR Machine (VRM) and increase ram to 3Gb -> start VRM
    -> vmware tools not working -> maplestory run and close after 2-5 seconds (with no error) (hackshield flash not show)

  99. tqk2811

    But when i remove all additonal setting of *.vmx, maplestory say can’t run in V.R machine

    I’m using window 10 64 bit

  100. tqk2811

    When i add all setting in to *.vmx -> start vr window -> vm tools not working -> maplestory can’t start.

    How to fix it 🙁

  101. Kyle

    If you have any more tips to help speed up maplestory any and all on the VM it would help still seems to be quite clow especially when moving the mouse.

  102. Kyle

    Took many hours of deleting all the old vmware 10 and windows 7 vm files and such and then finding a ‘working’ and ‘legit’ wmware 12 program and activating the new windows 10 on each of them but in the end it works thanks to your amazing guide you keep up to date. Thank you, always use your skill builds and this helped me last year and today as well.

  103. Ayumilove Post author

    @sd: I have not tested it on private servers. Therefore, I’m unable to advice you on this.

  104. sd

    does this work for private servers as well?

  105. Ayumilove Post author

    @AZerAlpe: I’m not sure if this is allowed, but have not heard anyone getting banned doing this.

  106. AZerAlpe

    Is this even allowed? I heard it is bannable

  107. Ayumilove Post author

    @tonyd: You’re most welcome! If you do have any other queries, feel free to leave your comment here so I and the rest of the players here can assist you 🙂

  108. Ayumilove Post author

    @Elad: Thanks for posting your success on running MapleStory successfully on VMware!

  109. tonyd

    That was it! I deleted my windows7 installation, made a new windows 10 virtual machine. i removed only the one “DriverDesc” contents inside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000

    With the .vmx file, when i only entered the first line: monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = “TRUE”
    the game wouldn’t start up for me.

    I then pasted the rest of the additional lines, restarted the VM then it worked!
    thanks ayumilove

  110. tonyd

    @Elad alright, i’ll try that. i’ve been trying to use windows 7 this whole time. maybe that was the problem!

  111. Elad

    Dont use Windows 7, Do EXACTLLY like the guide says. with windows 10 , works perfect!

  112. Elad

    Hi! Ayumilove, i have a question ,
    Im currently running Workstation 12 with windows 7 .
    Downloaded C++ 2015 and NetFrame 4,
    I gave the VM 4GB of ram and 2 cores.
    my CPU is I5 with 3GHZ from what i remember.
    So i think that should be enough, Still…. the game crash, i see the hackshield going up
    then maple crashes…
    Any idea what to do?

  113. tonyd

    I found the .vmx file, and added all the “VMX Additional Settings” but when i start up MS, it still says “Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine.” and I cannot proceed with running the game. I copied and pasted all the additional settings to the very top of the .vmx file. (Actually right after the “.encoding = “windows-1252″” line.

  114. Ayumilove Post author

    @spensa: To get a Windows 8 product key, you will need to purchase it from your local physical/online computer store. (e.g. Micro Center in USA).

  115. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ascirdla: To reduce the lag in Guest OS MapleStory, you could try not to install the VMWareTools so you do not need to implement all of the registry into VMX except for this registry: monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = “TRUE” – with this the login screen is a little faster than the one with VMWareTools installed.

  116. Ayumilove Post author

    @tonyd: You can find the default location for virtual machines (.vmx) by going to the “Menu Bar” >> “Edit” >> “Preferences” >> “Under ‘Workspace’ category”. If during the installation, you set it at a custom folder, you need to browse to that folder instead of the one specified in the “workspace’ category.

    The other method is go to the “Menu Bar” >> “VM” >> “Settings” >> Under the “Options” Tab >> View the “Working Directory” text field. This should point you to the .vmx files. (The custom folder you have selected during installation).

  117. tonyd

    seems like the most common question is where is the .vmx file. (I haven’t been able to locate it either). Maybe its because i’m not using vmware 12 pro? and just the free one?

  118. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ricardo: Does your MapleStory on the host operating system works? What is the operating system used by your host (the one that installs the VMWare 12 Pro)?

  119. Ricardo

    Hey Ayumilove,

    I am currently trying to set up my VMWare to run MapleStory in it. Thing is, when i run Maplestory from the Nexon Launcher the game doesn’t show up. Nexon Launcher disables the play button as if the application is running then after awhile it enables back the Play button. I reinstalled the game 3 times and this is still happening and i dont know what else to do. I’m using VMWare 12 Pro and Win 10 x86.

    Thanks for this awesome guide!

  120. Ayumilove Post author

    @Nick: The one I have tested is VMWare Workstation Pro 12. However, I have not tested MapleStory on the free version.

  121. Nick

    Must the VMware workstation be PRO 12 or can it be the free version?

  122. Ayumilove Post author

    @Justin: What Windows operating system are you using for the guest operating system in VMWare? For me, I just paste the code based on the naming such as monitor.phys_bits_used, I put the monitor_control.restrict_backdoor below it, something like that. For the registry, I did not change anything since the description is not VMWare SVGA for Windows 10 Pro on Guest OS without the VMWare Tools installed. With VMWare Tools installed, you will need to edit the registry to remove the keyword “VMWare” from “SVGA driver” and include all the properties as defined in the guide above into vmx.

  123. Justin

    Hi Ayumilove,
    Even after I’ve pasted the codes and replaced the quotation marks on my vmx file, I’m still getting the Themida – Sorry this application cannot run on a VM server error.
    Do I need to paste the codes for the VMX file anywhere within the VMX configuration specifically? Can I place them after the ?

    Need your advise on this.

    P.S Really appreciate your website with the informative content! Keep it up!

    Thank you!

  124. Ayumilove Post author

    @Matex: Thanks for your comment! I’ll add into the guide above 🙂

  125. Ayumilove Post author

    @all: Tested working on my PC Windows 10 Pro as guest OS using VMWare Workstation 12 Pro on May 9th 2017. Able to run MapleStory smoothly with Intel 5820K 6 core CPU (Intel Virtualization Technology enabled + Intel VT-d enabled). Will be revising the guide above on how to obtain smoother gameplay.

  126. Kyle

    Having the same problem as @DJ, @michael and @ Mario. Running on Windows 7

  127. 能不能勇敢說愛

    thanks a lot ayumi, that just fixed my problem :D.

  128. Mario

    I’m having the same issue as @dj and @michael on Windows 10.

    I’ve tried quite a bit of stuff but nothing seems to work. I might try running it on windows 7 and see if that works.

  129. DJ

    Note: I have the same issue as @michael

  130. DJ

    When I click play on maple story, it gives me the command prompt to launch maplestory but then hack shield doesn’t pop up and maple story doesn’t run

  131. Vic

    to my previous post. was referring to Nexon launcher.
    and to the the 2nd issue i had seems vmware tools weren’t installed.
    Solved 🙂

  132. Vic

    “Error: An unknown network error has occured.”
    for this it went away for me ONCE i ran IE one time (on win 7).
    Now im just having another issue “maplestory has stopped working”
    wont even run the game that just pops up shorty after nexon game security

  133. michael

    i did everything and it doesnt showing me the error that i cant run MS on VM
    but the game dont start at all
    every time i run it through the Nexon Launcher or the GAME LAUNCHER directly
    the game doesnt start
    any solution?

  134. Matex

    You can add to bugs:
    missing api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll
    solution: Install visual c++ 2015 redist package

  135. user

    hi can i know whether this works for maplesea? and does it allow maplestory to run on 2 or more virtual machines?

  136. skywalker

    it was working fine before the the 01 – feb – 2017 patch
    you guys have the same problem?

  137. Renko

    Hi, thanks for the upload,
    I followed all the steps I only have a win7 for my VMWare and I get an error each time I start this nexon launcher on the VM:
    Error: An unknown network error has occured.
    Any ideas ?

  138. spensa

    how do i get a windows 8 product key

  139. Doge

    Anyone knows about running 2 vmware? I tried but having issues with the network thingy. Can’t bridge to more than 1 vmware.

  140. Drone

    Habing a dns problem saying “Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the debice or resource(dns serber) is not responding.”
    Anyone had this issue before?

  141. Ascirdla

    There is no other way to start maple without these settings? Because the lag is unplayable. Is yours?

  142. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ascirdla: If that’s the case, the settings are required to allow MapleStory to be played on virtual machine operating system. My MapleStory on VM will lag too when I apply these settings.

  143. Ayumilove Post author

    @Elroy Kenjins: vmx file should be located at the same place where your virtual OS is saved. For instance, if I saved it on another drive, it would be on my other drive apart from my C: drive.

  144. Ascirdla

    I’m having the same problem as “Fee” After adding the settings, there is lag and the virtual machine takes longer to load. But without adding these settings. Maple couldn’t start!

  145. Elroy Kenjins

    Oh and my host OS is windows 10 if that helps!

  146. Elroy Kenjins

    Hey Ayumilove! I cannot find my .vmx file for my virtual machine. I am running windows 7 on it, but I have looked all over and I cannot find it. Where did you find yours?

  147. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kevin: Someone has already tested this in Windows 10 (see the comment section below).

  148. Kevin Yu

    Will this work on windows 10?

  149. Nex

    Cant find .vmx through Oracle Virtual Box ..
    Any idea how i can find it ? Deleted all the DriverDesc already ..

  150. Airestare

    Yeah its only for 30 days cause it won’t let you turn on the virtual machine without a key code.

  151. Ayumilove Post author

    @Fee: If the proposed settings are not modified, are you still able to play MapleStory in Virtual Machine? If yes, then I recommend you to not use them as it causes lag to your VM.

  152. Fee

    After adding the settings, there is lag and the virtual machine takes longer to load.

  153. Ayumilove Post author

    @ascidrla: These are basically settings. No files added.

  154. ascirdla

    doesn’t it lag alot after you added all these files?

    monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = “TRUE” = “TRUE” = “TRUE” = “TRUE” = “TRUE”
    monitor_control.disable_directexec = “TRUE”

    Solution please

  155. Airestare

    this works btw if given the time!!! Just only works for 30 days which is super unfortunate.

  156. Airestare

    Do I need a license key after the 30 days? Do I need to pay to keep using VMware? Otherwise this works great! Awesome guide~!

  157. Ayumilove Post author

    @Lucas Martins: Thanks for leaving a comment on things that work for you. It may help others if they encounter the same issue as you 🙂

  158. Ayumilove Post author

    @SaltWater: I’m not sure since I have not used Proxy Server when playing 2 MapleStory in 1 computer.

  159. Ayumilove Post author

    @Sour: Thanks for leaving your feedback regarding the version of VMware and Operating System that works for you 🙂 I have updated the guide above to reflect the latest VMware and Windows.

  160. Sour

    Re-download & Reinstall maplestory.
    Using VMware pro 12, win 10.

  161. Sour

    Hi Ayumilove, I have a problem running maplestory in VM. It prompt a message and force close maplestory after the hackshield. Any solution?

    I have did all the above.

  162. SaltWater

    Hey Ayumi, so I tried using a proxy server instead of using the DNS server method because I can’t un-bridge VMNet0, there’s only 1 thing to bridge to so I can’t use the method. The game works when I login without being connected to a proxy but when I try with the proxy it crashes with a runtime error saying “abnormal program termination.” Any ideas why this happens or how to solve my problem with VMNetwork Editor?

  163. Majin

    I keep dcing everytime i open the game

  164. Aldric

    @Lucas Martins doesn’t it lag alot on maple?

  165. Lucas Martins

    Never mind I erased all deriverdescs until I got tired of doing it and it worked, Thank for your awesome guides! If it wasn’t for you I would not keep coming back to maple Nexon should give money!!!! All the best

  166. Lucas Martins

    @Ayumilove: Never mind I erased all deriverdescs until I got tired of doing it and it worked, Thank for your awesome guides! If it wasn’t for you I would not keep coming back to maple Nexon should give money!!!! All the best

  167. Lucas Martins

    @Ayumilove: Hi I am can you specify DriverDescs I need to change on the windows 7 VmOS?. If not can you tell me which VMOS you use? My host OS is windows 7 too idk if that is relevant. By the way after the message you responded to me on May I used virtualbox but now I need to use VMware , because the new ems patch recognizes it as a virtual machine so i’m back here. P.S I didn’t pay for the VMware. Pirates are the best BUCCANEER4LIFE 😀

  168. ascirdla

    I realized the (monitor_control.disable_directexec = “TRUE”) makes the VMware lags alot. But without it couldn’t start maple. Solution please!!

  169. Aldric

    Is there anyway to start maple on a VMware without copying those VMX ADDITIONAL SETTINGS text? I realized those make my VMware laggy and unplayable in maple at some maps. But without those text I can’t start maple.

  170. Ayumilove Post author

    @Hugo Martez: Try logging into MapleStory one PC at a time first, with full screen (not window). If full screen does not work, try window mode. If this works, you will need at least 2 monitors (1 for your client and one for VM/Virtual-Machine).

  171. Hugo Martez

    I’m facing this problem whereby my client on my desktop closes and a window stating “NGS Hacking detected” pops up, however the one in my vmware remains fine. Is there a solution to this?

  172. Ayumilove Post author

    @LUcas Martins: I have yet to test with the latest VMWare Workstation Build 10.0.7 – but I can confirm the old version works on my Windows 7 running MapleStory 1. If the VMWare is not available for free download, you could purchase it if its within your budget. If you find the setting up complicated, I would highly recommend you to purchase a secondary computer/laptop and run MapleStory from there.

  173. Lucas Martins

    I can’t download vmware is not available for the public anymore it has to be cracked…

  174. Lucas Martins

    The VMware Workstation Build is now 10.0.7 updated, should I still install the old version?

  175. egregr

    I’ve been reading your blog for the past couple of days and I like it. Also like the minimalist design.

  176. Ayumilove Post author

    @Raddy: Does it work on your regular Windows Operating System? If yes, try copying that Hackshield folder into the VM MapleStory Hackshield (overwrite the folder, but before you do, keep a backup copy of the VM’s one in case anything goes wrong, you can revert back!)

  177. Raddy

    I followed the tutorial. However, I got an error after the hackshield loads. “Maplestory has stopped working” Anyway way to fix this? Thank you.

  178. 3Degree

    when i ran the vmware from your link, it said i needed a license key? so does that mean i can only use vmware for 30 days only? 🙁

  179. BtotheN

    Hi there I can’t seem to start maplestory (sort of).

    I see the Nexon + Wizet logo fine, then see the Maplestory Logo for the cutscene, but then the screen freezes and either freezes on this logo or goes black, which after 10 minutes, disconnects me from the game.

  180. d

    Thanks man! It worked for me on windows 8.1 VMware.

  181. CodeXII

    what is (just copy from your Host OS) And where do i find it ? 😡 Newbie here.

  182. matt

    any link to download vm ware?

  183. Ayumilove Post author

    @Johnny: Try installing your MapleStory on an SSD or place it on a RamDisk to make the game loads its assets faster.

  184. Johnny

    Why does maplestory start up so very slow? I have enough ram to support it putting 2 cores and 4gb of ram on it. My host has a 6 core and 8 gigs of ram on it. I also moved the maplestory from my host to my guestos, maybe that is effecting it?

  185. Ayumilove Post author

    @Brian: I have not tried VMWare with Windows 10, so I’m not able to confirm it will work.

  186. Brian

    Does this work with Windows 10 OS?

    Ayumilove, I really appreciate all of your guides and everything. Every upload helped me with my MapleStory experience. Thank you.

  187. Samsung

    How do you install Windows XP on VM 12 Pro?

  188. Ayumilove Post author

    @nick: It’s in your computer current/host operating system (OS) that you used to play MapleStory, not inside the VM (Virtual Machine). The .vmx should be located in the same area where you installed the VM in your host OS. Ensure that your VM is shutdown before you perform any changes to the (.vmx) settings.

    The guide can be found in

    Locating virtual machine files on a Windows host:
    The default location for virtual machine files is the folder My Virtual Machines in the My Documents folder of the home directory of the user who created the virtual machines. If you are logged in as this user, you can:
    1. Select Start>Run. The Run dialog appears.
    2. Type %userprofile% .
    3. Click OK to see the home directory.

    If you are still unable to locate the virtual machine files, you must search the host hard drive for virtual machine configuration files.:

    To search the host hard drive:
    1. Open a command prompt. For more information, see Opening a command or shell prompt (1003892).
    2. Enter this command:
    3. C:\>dir \*.vmx /s/p

    This returns directory paths to all virtual machine configuration files. Based on the name of the virtual machine whose files you are looking for, use Windows Explorer to navigate to the location of the directory containing its .vmx file.

    For the location of the virtual disk files, look in the directory where the configuration file (.vmx) is located. If there are no .vmdk files there or you suspect that there are not enough .vmdk files to account for the number of virtual disks for this virtual machine, edit the configuration file in a text editor. Search this file for all lines of text ending in .vmdk . Any virtual disk files that are not located in the current directory have their full path listed on this line of text.

  189. nick

    Where is my VMX file?
    I have Oracle VM running Windows 7 and have looked for 1 hour on Google and cant find anything
    Please help 🙁

  190. Cififan

    I think its my hard disk problem. After botting everyday, it becomes slow.

  191. Cififan

    I5 3570 8GB, my issue is, the vmware is running smooth for first two weeks, after that, it lags from system booting already.

  192. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ciffan: What machine are you running with MapleStory in VM and also the specification of it (example: Intel i7 6th /AMD xx GHz CPU, XX RAM. For me, I ran with 8GB RAM allocated per VM running with an Intel CPU 3770K 4.2GHz no lag. Only starting and playing MapleStory lags.

  193. Cififan

    Hi Ayumi,
    I followed your guild and it works very well, just that after 2 weeks, the vmware becomes very laggy, impacting host pc as well. I tried re-install the virtual machine again, it lasts for two weeks again.
    Is it the KNOWN BUGS/ISSUES you mentioned? but in my case, the VMware itself is laggy before opening maplestory.

  194. Ayumilove Post author

    @Fernando: If it does not exist, then you do not need to erase anything 🙂

  195. Fernando

    hi, i don’t understand this:

    3.Navigate and Change this entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
    4.Double Click on “DriverDesc” and erase the value. (e.g. for VMWare is “VMware SVGA II” without double quotes)

    in my virtual machine don’t have “DriverDesc” (windows XP)

    help me pls

  196. Person

    i followed every step and it works on windows xp, but when i open maplestory it stucks on black screen. is there any solution for this?

  197. Ayumilove Post author

    @Person: It should work with the latest GMS Reborn Updates. I do not have the software installed on my Windows 10 though. I have tested this on VMWare on Windows 7.

  198. Person

    Does this work after the Reborn update? Thanks!

  199. rogger

    Another note is, I think adding the line to the VMX file will disable copy & pasting.

    Bypass 1 – Install everything before you edit your vmx file.
    Bypass 2 – Simply go to settings > hard drive > map > untick read-only. Allows you to use it like a regular harddrive and copy/paste things without a hitch. Power must be OFF.
    Bypass 3 – Create a shared folder/etc. This step’s somewhat tedious, doubly so for just MS.

  200. Rogger

    Dec. 04, 2015. Still works great.

    Tips for others – If you have a strong enough PC, you can simply clone and use the same harddrive to save space. Works like a charm. Really helps with getting into R&J. Also works great for that extra Kanna boost.

    Cloning’ll take an extra 2gb, but it’s temporary and is returned to you. No real issues encountered.

    Using VMware-workstation-full-12.0.1-3160714.

    I actually thought it’d be harder/more problematic, but it’s akin to running a console emulator.
    This guide helped a lot, thanks.

  201. Ayumilove Post author

    @feedlok: It should work for all MapleStory regardless its region (GMS, MapleSEA, KMS, JMS, CMS, TMS, BMS, etc)

  202. feedlok

    hi, does this work on maplestorySEA?

  203. feedlife

    does this work for maplestorySEA?

  204. Hogrider

    I can vouch this guide still works to it’s latest MS(GMS) version 🙂 tnx for the guide Ayumilove! as of November 21,2015

  205. Ayumilove Post author

    @Hogrider: I have not tested it yet with GMS V167, perhaps someone has here. I have already uninstalled the software though since I seldom used it for playing dual characters.

  206. Hogrider

    Will this work on current Maplestory version? Version 167?

  207. Ayumilove Post author

    @Matt: Ensure both your host and VM task manager does not have MapleStory running in the background. This also includes closing any other MapleStory related programs like HackShield/BlackCipher running in the task manager.

  208. Matt

    Hey Ayumilove,

    I followed the guide exactly, but I still get the “Another copy of maplestory is running” error. Ive checked the processes tab and nothing related to maplestory is open at all. Any help or advice on how to fix and troubleshoot?

  209. Jack

    Does this work on windows 10 ?
    what about if i use the inbuild hyper-v

  210. Ayumilove Post author

    @Tim: You’re welcome 🙂

  211. Tim

    Works with EMS v115.1 as of 2015-10-14 😛 Great guide! Saved my wallet from buying another pc lol :3 Thx.

  212. Ayumilove Post author

    @Yang: Open “.vmx” file in you VMWare host installation folder with Notepad/Notepad++. Then, copy the extra information listed in the “VMX Additional Settings” into that “.vmx” file. CTRL+S to save it. Re-run MapleStory in VM. Ensure the double quotes inside the “.vmx” file is correct (the content copied inside should have the same curly braces as the existing one).

  213. Ayumilove Post author

    @Mina: I have upgraded to Windows 10, sorry I couldn’t be much help.

  214. Yang

    Hi Ayumilove! read ur guide on using vmware to open second maple, but failed,it says “Themida – Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine”

    I dn understand how to “Add the extra information listed in “VMX Additional Settings” into your .vmx file located within your VMware host installation folder.”

  215. Mina

    Hello Ayumi…

    I finally managed to get this to work after a day of experiencing error:

    Another instance of maplestory is already running (Hackshield)

    Like you have said before, editing the registry is a must.
    Windows 7 unfortunately have many DriverDesc…
    If someone kind could pinpoint which ones, it would be more helpful
    That is where the current guides are lacking and add to much frustration

    Otherwise, it is running now, so I am happy.

    My vmware is running Windows 7 64 bit.

  216. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jacky: If it says that maplestory is already running, press control+alt+delete to bring up the windows task manager, and hit the processes tab. Look for a process named maplestory.exe, and click on it, then press on end process, and yes. Sometimes when maplestory failes to launch, the process stays running, which doesn’t let you try and launch it again, I’ve had this glitch once or twice.

  217. Ayumilove Post author

    @Curty: Have you installed all the latest drivers for that particular VM?

  218. Ayumilove Post author

    @ray: Error Code = 207 / Initialization Error (0x00000207) / WinLicense /Thermidia: Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine.
    HackShield error 207 occurs when it has detected that it is operating in a virtual machine environment. In order to prevent or reduce hacking, virtual machines are discouraged from use.
    This error may also occur if you have the game set to run in compatibility mode for another Operating System. Please disable compatibility mode options before playing.

    Solution: Have you done this part thoroughly : Overwriting DriverDesc in VMWare Guest OS Registry (see this section in the guide above).

  219. John

    Had problems running Maplestory on Windows 10, so I created a VM with windows 7 and it runs very smoothly using settings posted above.

  220. Ayumilove Post author

    @dude: Which part is not working for you? What error message did you receive?

  221. dude

    This is not working =[ just thought i’d save people some time

  222. ray

    0x00000207 any work arownd whit thise error?

  223. Jacky

    so i get this error ” Another instance of maplestory is already running ” .. whats your advice for me to fix this

  224. Curty

    an error came up even after i installed all the vc++ and microsoft files.
    The error says:

    Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
    Runtime Error!

    This application has reuested the Runtime to terminate it an unsual way.
    Please contact the application’s support team for more information.


  225. Ayumilove Post author

    @nathan: I have yet to test VMWare Workstation above version 10.0.1, you could try out the latest version 🙂

  226. nathan

    by the way, does the vmware workstation have to be 10.0.1

  227. nathan

    I didn’t get an error code, but when i did install maple and ran it, it says “Another instance of maplestory is already running.” I gave up and now I’m giving it another try lol.

  228. Ayumilove Post author

    @ayuriko: I have not tested this on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 ~ I personally tested this on Windows 7 and it works 🙂

  229. ayuriko

    does this work for windows 8, 8.1?? plz answer. ty

  230. Ayumilove Post author

    @juan: In step 7 of “Overwriting DriverDesc in VMWare Guest OS Registry”, you will need to copy the contents under “VMX Additional Settings” of this guide, then paste it inside your “.vmx” file.

  231. juan

    having trouble understanding what im supposed to do at step 7 on:OVERWRITING DRIVERDESC IN VMWARE GUEST OS REGISTRY

  232. Ryan

    As of today, can confirm this still works. Thanks Ayumilove!

  233. daniel

    can anyone upload a video of them doing the steps and running maplestory? I really have no idea of how to do this even with the instructions LLOLOLOL

    sorry im noob -.-

  234. Hussien

    Hey, Thanks for this guide, i am getting an error after i press play. a hackshield error saying that another maplestory is opened even though i dont have it opened anywhere else. (in the vmware)
    tried end processing
    followed this guide
    cloned my vmware and reinstalled maple
    Can you please help me?

  235. Ayumilove Post author

    @Nathan: What error message did you receive when you are trying to copy and paste the MapleStory from your current OS (Operating System) into VM (Virtual Machine)?

  236. nathan

    I cant seem to copy and paste maplestory into my vm. and i have horrible internet so to install maple on manually would take forever. i just want to know if theres anything i have to do before i intall?

  237. Sharkuuu

    thanks for the tipps, i think ill try it in 1 or 2 weeks, got a little break from ms 🙂

  238. Jefferson

    For my VPM, the CPU usage is 100%… Any ways on how to lower it?

  239. Nyf

    I Cant seem to make it work, did everything what the guide and Hones said
    ans still it says maple story has stopped working after the HS load

  240. Jirou

    I’ve done everything that’s listed and whenever I run MapleStory, A pop-up appears saying it is not responding. Is there any way to fix this?

  241. Hones

    1. Have you went into your PC’s BIOS and enable Virtualization?
    2. When first making a new Guest OS, click Next or Skip on the screen that asks for the Installation key. If you put a google-searched key, delete and remake the whole Guest OS.
    3. You may not have all the redist packages. Google “all visual c++ redistributable packages for games”. Don’t get anything from Microsoft.
    4. Make sure VMware Tools is installed.

  242. SOMAD

    Imma kill myself I cant get this to work!!!! After the hackshield loads it says maplestory has stopped working!!! I downloading every c++ redistributes and 4.5 net. OMG IMMA DIE!

  243. Khang

    I get a mscrv120.dll is missing error. Can someone help?

  244. DoBayad

    im trying to run a virtual machine using vmware on my laptop.
    problem is… it gets stuck after logo and not responding at all…
    tried any kind of suggestion i found in google, tried both XP and win7 and yet nothing…
    because im using a laptop i have switchable graphics, perhaps vmware uses the intel gpu instead of the nvidia gpu? any suggestions? something?

  245. Ayumilove Post author

    Step 1: Copy the code below:
    monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = “TRUE” = “TRUE” = “TRUE” = “TRUE” = “TRUE”
    monitor_control.disable_directexec = “TRUE”

    Step 2: Paste into your .vmx file.
    Step 3: The code above has double quotation marks. (e.g “TRUE”). Substitute it with the double quotation marks found within the .vmx file.
    Step 3b (optional) If you do not want to substitute it, manually remove those double quotation marks, and input it using your keyboard. (e.g. HOLD SHIFT + apostrophe)
    Step 4: Continue with the rest of the guide above.

  246. Bilbo

    I don’t know what you mean by “replace the double quotation listed here with the one from your (.vmx) file.”

    I opened the .vmx using notepad and didn’t find any of what I was supposed to be changing and adding them created errors. What exactly am I even supposed to be doing?

  247. Nova

    Hi. I was wondering if the method explained works with windows 8/8.1 ?

  248. Edward

    Those solutions didn’t work but I did change to Windows 7 32 bit and redid everything, problem is now I get the error Nexon Game Security has stopped working with various nge initilization errors

  249. itslit

    does this method still work? if it does will it work with windows 8.1

  250. Ayumilove Post author

    @Edward: Below are 2 methods, try them in sequence.
    1st Method: You need to disable any firewall you have and/or try the opposite, by enabling windows firewall and putting all of nexon’s .exe into the exception list.
    2nd Method: Search: “Devices”, Open Device Manager, Go to Network Adapters, Disable any adapter with Microsoft Loopback Adapter in its name. Restart may be necessary.

  251. BDang

    I am completely new to this and have no idea what I am doing. I got Vmware but that is as far as I got. Could you help me? I’m not really familiar with any of the terms and stuff.

  252. Edward

    I’m using windows xp and when I try running maplestory it shows hackshield not fully loading then nothing happens. anyone fix this issue?

  253. Ayumilove Post author

    @Bruah: I couldn’t test it right now be because all of my characters (including mules) are unable to get passed the MapleStory pin screen. After entering it, MapleStory just shows “Unable to log on to game server” when running even without a VM.

  254. Guest


    Same guy here, which troubleshooting section are you talking about? I’ve updated everything on the VM so it’s a current up to date Windows 7 computer. I installed both vccredist x86 and x64 and still no luck.

  255. Bruah

    Hi Ayumi, is this still working for you right now? Are you able to run multi-client? I’ve tried everything and still no luck

  256. Ayumilove Post author

    @Dervd: Thanks for sharing your solution that has fixed your issue! Btw, is this related to the VM or more towards MapleStory issue?

  257. Dervd

    If you’re getting a problem with it crashing and it’s saying NGClient.aes is the module, make sure you go to the trouble-shooting section and download + install every single one there is for 64-bit operating system and make sure your .net framework is up to date using Windows update. That fixed my problem.

  258. Guest

    I’m running into a problem with the guest OS, I followed all the instructions and whenever I try to launch Maple, it just crashes. Crash reports state that NGClient.aes is the module at fault. Any way to fix this?

  259. DimastheFox

    I’m getting stuck at the Wizet logo when in fullscreen. I try to put it in windowed mode during the startup sequence, but everytime after it locks up without the nexon startup or wizet logo. I’ve tried this with Windows 7, Tiny7, and Windows XP and get the same results. What can I do differently?

  260. Ayumilove Post author

    @LWB: The .vmx file is located at the place where you have specified to save the OS Installation Folder when you install it in your VMWare. Use Notepad++, Sublime or regular Notepad from Windows to open and edit the VMX file. Hope that helps 🙂

  261. LWB

    Where Exactly do you find your .vmx file?

  262. Mr`Yang

    did Msea works?
    Because every time i open the maplestory.exe inside my virtual machine,after the HackShield it came out an eror Maplestory has stop working,please help.=(

  263. Ayumilove Post author

    @NeoGamer: Try using this MapleStory video guide for multi-client Mine work similar to his, but instead of Windows XP, I’m using Windows 7. You could try Windows XP OS if it does not work with your Windows 7.

  264. Ayumilove Post author

    @Sharkuuu: Try using this MapleStory video guide for multi-client Mine work similar to his, but instead of Windows XP, I’m using Windows 7. You could try Windows XP OS if it does not work with your Windows 7.

  265. Sharkuuu

    still no solution? i didnt found a way yet, tried some stuff but nothing helped…

  266. neoGamer

    Any other way to multi client. I use to use VM for self hs and kishin. Now i just want to on multiple client to clear star quest…

    Any VM expert out there?

    Ayumi please help T_T

  267. Sharkuuu

    i play maplestory europe an yeah, same error code. seems like they detect it now.

    i want to try to install a new vm and do all the stuff again to see if the error still occurs.

    maybe i have some time for that on the weekend. but i think we need to do other stuff to get it running again…

  268. helpmeout

    the error im encountering is hackshield 0x00000207.

    take note that i have been playing maplesea on my macbook vmware for almost a year.
    so i have no problem playing all the time until the recent patch for maplesea.
    which after the patch complete, im unable to start my maple with the hackshield error appearing.

    so im wondering if this is highly a maple patch issue or my own problem which i doubt so because
    i have been playing it all times with no problem.

  269. helpmeout

    oh ya my error is hackshield 0x00000207 when playing on vmware using macbook.

    take note i have already been playing maplesea on vmware for almost a year.
    so my settings are all done way before, that is why i am able to play it.

    just after the latest update on maplesea that is why i am encountering the hackshield error.

  270. helpmeout

    hey sharkuu, i am also on vmware played maplesea for few months already on it.

    but just recently maplesea updated and after that i cant seem to be able to play it on vmware too.

    do you know anyone else who knows how to fix this problems?
    or its just on maplesea side that they updated the hackshield or something so it prevents us using vmware to be able to play?

  271. Sharkuuu

    sorry, cant help you there. that worked still fine. try running maplestory.exe, i got problems with the maplestorylauncher.exe

    but since the last update something dosnt want to work. when the game pops up, it closes and says unknown hackshiled error. some1 knows a solution for that?

  272. Swinx

    Everything works fine! BUT, when i click maplestory launcher it pops up, the yeti in corner appears and then you come to new launcher, and then it just flicks away. Gone. If you still reply these comments, or someone else? PLS HELP ME, since i rly want to trade with my characters in mse, i dont want to drop 6% dex glove and no friends hahahah… atm.

  273. Korey

    @Kossetsu, I’ve followed Ayumi’s guide (which is awesome), and I’ve went through the registry trying to find all the mentions of “VMWare” (makes sense) and still get the 207(519) error. You don’t happen to know of any sites that could help? (:

  274. Kossetsu

    I can confirm that you can still run multiple copies of MapleStory with VMware if you set it up properly. You’ll have to remove most mentions of VMware from the registry, as well as following the steps in this guide.

    This is working on GMS v160 Black Heaven, and I imagine it will continue to work forever.

  275. zczxc

    the guest os can open launcher but it cannot connect internet , but before doing the steps i could connect internet

  276. Ayumilove Post author

    @J: I have already uninstalled the software, therefore I could not test this out.

  277. J

    Hi, can I know whether does this method still work?

  278. J

    Hi, can I know if this method still work?

  279. Ayumilove Post author

    @KL: I have encountered such problem on version 10 due to not all DriverDesc are overwritten. Will need to sieve through the registry carefully to find all the DriverDesc.

  280. KL

    hey ayumilove, so i downloaded version 11 instead of version 10 and changed the regsitery driver desc to what version’s 11 VM but i cant seem to run maple still…i tried adding the extra VMX lines to the VMX file and i still get the error “Cant run maple on VM”. i was wondering if you had a solution to this problem.

  281. RC

    Hi ayumi, after game launcher, it keeps loading until it closes, i did the priority thing but no results any advice?

  282. Tj

    Is this still working???

  283. pokkaaa

    so is this legit on windows 8 or 8.1?

  284. Tony Woo

    If you have received HackShield error message on VMware 10. I recommend you to use VMware 9. Only VMware 10 have this issue. I don’t know why.

  285. Sebastian

    I forgot to mention I was not even running another MS in my host system. I tried it on Win XP SP3. Copied the whole folder like you said and stuff, but kept happening that, even though I actually didn’t have another copy of MapleStory running at all.

  286. Sebastian

    I think it’s patched?
    I get the same error (0x00000207).

  287. Yolo

    Hello Ayumi!

    Do you have a fix for this problem..? I can’t find any folder with named “0000” in my regedit.

    And also. Previously I had a problem with the Hackshield error : (0x00000207) Just like the error from the guy below.
    When I opens my MapleSEA through VMWare. It’ll change my resolution to 800×600, and gives me a Blackscreen. After few long minutes, this error will appear. I could see the maple’s mouse cursor while in the Blackscreen at the corner though. Hope i could get a reply from you soon.

    Thanks. (:

  288. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ageko: Probably that would be the easiest way around for having to play more than 1 characters. There are some hardcore players who have 2-3 laptops used to create a mini-bot party just to fulfill the party quest requirement (e.g. Ludibrium PQ / Orbis PQ / Romeo and Juliet PQ) instead of waiting for players to join them, or have a Phantom character to perform HS/HyperBody/Rage/etc buff skills 🙂

  289. Ageko

    Sucks to have to basically either cheat or buy another computer just to have HS/Kanna up.
    I mean look at their friends over at NCSoft (Lineage + Aion) both Korean MMO’s and both allow for dual even triple (up to 3/4? for Lineage 2)
    Oh well. I guess its time to find friends xD

  290. Steve

    @Ageko i think it is patched idk tho, i get the same thing that maplesetory is already running, which it is on my host os not on vm.

  291. Ageko

    So after doing this for a good 2 hours using both Windows 7 as the Slave and XP Prof as the slave, I have come to the conclusion I am either doing something wrong or this is patched. I keep recieving the error “Maplestory is Already running.”
    I haven’t tried it with Windows 8.1 yet, but I have a copy from my school lying around somewhere. Going to try it now.

  292. Josh Scott

    I’m running vmware on a Mac using windows 8 as a guest OS. We deleted all the DriverDesc values and we still get the error of “Maplestory is already running”. (Err 207). We havent tried renaming the values yet. We already copied and pasted the text into the vmx file. NEED HAAALP PLEASE.

  293. FreeChickens

    lol I probably should of proof read before posting that. Another way I’ve heard people bypassing it, is to install Windows 8.1 as the guest. Hope these 2 methods will get it working for you folks 🙂 p.s ILY AYUMI!

  294. FreeChickens

    Hey, to anywhere getting the “BlackCipher Hacking Detected : 0×00000000(0)” I’ve found a bypass that works for me, hopefully it’ll work for you too. The [DriverDesc] can no longer be left blank. I replaces mines with nvdia gtx 700, restarted and it seems to work now. Have fun mapling everyone!

  295. Quarin

    Where there is a will, there is a way, finding a bypass is not easy though :c

  296. Mez

    Hi I would like some help on this too please ~ This has been working for me previously up until the August 28th patch and I was wondering if there was a way around it.

  297. Jason

    This was patched today. When trying to run Maplestory, it gives the error that another instance of Maplestory is running, even if it’s not open on the host.

  298. DonnieDon

    I managed to fix it, turns out not all the driverdesc were edited.

    btw, have you encountered “BlackCipher Hacking Detected : 0x00000000(0)”?

    The notation is “BlackCipher has detected suspicious activity in your client, Maplestory will now close.”

  299. Ayumilove Post author

    @DonnieDon: Could you list the steps taken on how you setup your MapleStory on VM?

  300. Ayumilove Post author

    @DonnieDon: Sorry, I did not encounter that issue, therefore, I have no idea on how to fix it.

  301. Ayumilove Post author

    @SEAsea: Ensure that your video drivers are updated with the latest drivers. For NVidia, they have this Nvidia GeForce Experience Application which you install it (comes from their official website), and once its setup, it will automatically check for updates daily and download to your PC and install for you. General Guide to update Graphic Drivers: start > control panel > Appearance and Personalization (Adjust Screen Resolution) > Click “Advanced Settings” (button) > Click “Properties” (button) > under Driver tab > click “Update Driver” button.

  302. SEAsea

    i encounter error code : -2147467259
    how can i solve this problem??

  303. DonnieDon

    I should’ve mentioned – I don’t even get to see the client running.
    Hackshield finishes loading – bam, instant message, not even the whitescreen with mushroom 🙁

  304. Ayumilove Post author

    @Mitz: See this guide . Create a folder and set it as a shared folder in the VMWare Workstation. Copy your MapleStory installer .exe or just to copy the entire installed Maplestory folder from your C:\ drive into it. Open your Guest OS, and from that side, go to the : My Network Places > VMware Shared Folders > .host > Shared Folders > “YourSharedFolderName”. Copy from there to your GuestOS C: drive. Run MapleStory.exe 😀 Ensure your GuestOS is updated with Windows DirectX 10, .NET framework etc (those basic requirements) before running MapleStory.exe – I use to update the Guest OS first with the necessary drivers, then save the settings of it, then only dump MapleStory installation folder inside. So if anything happens, I can revert to the original clean state without any other software in it.

  305. Mitz

    Im done creating a Guest OS , how do I get Maplestory on the Guest OS ? I cant drag and drop it because VMware tools installation keeps getting an eror called : The Microsoft Runtime DLL installer failed to complete the installation.

  306. Mitz

    I dont really understand the steps, can you explain to me how to create a Guest OS?

  307. Ayumilove Post author

    @Keaton: Sure, you can purchase a laptop or gaming PC under $600 USD (Here is my simple gaming PC build that can be upgraded

  308. Keaton

    I’ve tried all of those steps, but I still get the same error. The issue may be that my Host OS is Windows 8, while my Guest OS is Windows XP. I think my best option is to just try to get a cheap computer for multi-clienting. Thanks for the assistance, though.

  309. Ayumilove Post author

    @Keaton: Try the following steps:
    1) Delete the MapleStory in Guest OS.
    2) Copy entire MapleStory installation folder from Host into Guest OS.
    3) Run MapleStory in Guest OS first before running in MapleStory in Host.

    This method worked for me.

    The HackShield Error Code 0x00000207 (as shown in your screenshot) means Hackshield has detected that it is operating in a virtual machine environment. In order to prevent or reduce hacking, virtual machines are discouraged from use. This error may also occur if you have the game set to run in compatibility mode for another Operating System. Please disable compatibility mode options before playing.

    Please ensure that your .vmx file is edited correctly and you are running the same version as your current Windows OS to reduce any issues that may occur. Also double check if you have missed out cleaning up the Guest OS registry (search for VMWare SVGA or any graphic drivers that contains VMWare) or depending on the VM software that you used to install MapleStory.

  310. Keaton

    In both the Guest OS and the Host, Task Manager shows no instances of any Maple-related processes, yet I get that same error whenever I launch MapleStory within VMWare. Everything works fine on the Host OS.

  311. Ayumilove Post author

    @Keaton: Open Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DELETE → Click Start Task Manager), check the Processes Tab, look for MapleStory.exe, right-click it, select “End PRocess Tree”. Do the same for the HackShield and other related MapleStory apps if the process remains there. Then rerun MapleStory.

  312. Ayumilove Post author

    @sebastian: My PC specs to run MapleStory on VM is i7-3770K @ 4.2Ghz, GTX 760 and 32 GB (I allocated 8 GB RAM for VMWare), and the Windows OS I used is 64bit (32 bit only supports max 3.8GB Memory) I have my taskmgr opened first, the moment I double-click to run MapleStory.exe , I quickly go to the process in the task manager and set its priority as High/Realtime. I think Access Denied could be due to Windows UAC (User Account Control), set that to lowest priority should do the trick. It would take some time to load MapleStory in my situation because my CPU does not natively support VT-d (Intel’s Technology on direct accessing hardware to run VM) So it will feel laggy compared to a i7-3770. Currently the Haswell CPU Devil’s Canyon 4790K supports VT-d, which is good bargain for playing games on VMWare.

  313. Tony Woo

    To modify the value of [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}000]. You need to install the VMware Tools into the guest os. After installed, check the regedit in the guest os again. The [DriverDesc] was show up, then modify the [VMware SVGA II] to [SVGA II], and restart the guest os.

  314. sebastian

    Oh nvm, it was a feature of W7, I ‘fixed’ it. But still it says Loading and then the game closes. Should I install something else? or is it ’cause my PC won’t be able to run it?
    I have an i5-3470 @ 3.2ghz, HD 7770 vga and 8gb RAM.

  315. sebastian

    Oh okay, thank you. Now I get stuck on the mushroom Loading screen u_u. I can’t change the priority of the process. It says “Access Denied” D: what can I do? I gave 2,5gb RAM to the VM, is that okay?

  316. Ayumilove Post author

    @hopeless: The OS is similar to the one you have installed into your primary SSD/HDD in C: drive (but in this guide in showing how to play MapleStory on VM on Windows 7) Google for VMWare OS installation as there are plenty thorough guides you can refer too, especially on Youtube, or just check the official VMWare site 😀

  317. Ayumilove Post author

    @Sebastian: It’s ok! There were other applications using DriverDesc, so only edit the field that contains the word “VMWare”. In my case, I found xxx of DriverDesc (using regedit CTRL+F) and manually filtering all those, I found one of them contains the word “VMWare”, more specifically “VMware SVGA II” located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000. So modified that one 🙂

  318. sebastian

    Hi, I installed W7 as guest OS, but when I tried to find all the “DriverDesc” regs, I noticed that there are hundreds of them, so I’m guessing when you said there were several of them, you meant only in that reg folder (0000)? if that’s the case, then I don’t see any other DriverDesc file, is that ok?


  319. hopeless

    how do i install os in vmware or where do i get it ?

  320. Ayumilove Post author

    @HahoHaw: It still works.

  321. HahoHaw

    Is this still working? Or no?

  322. SnowBell

    Thanks for the guide! I managed to get past Themida I think, but right after that i get Error Code -2147467259. I can’t figure out what’s the problem, I’m running it on allocated 8GB Ram and 40GB on HD, VMware Player.

  323. BishopWarrior

    For those who cannot drag and drop, copy and paste:(in case you need to update your maplestory patch)

    1. Delete those 5 lines of additional settings.
    2. Now you can copy and paste.
    3. You need to copy and paste when there are updates.
    4. After done, add in back 5 lines on additional settings.”

  324. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nylsen, yeah I noticed that when I’m proof reading my guide again. Somehow the browser is interpreting my copied and pasted (.vmx) settings here as slanting/curving double quotes. I have added some notes above to require user to change the quotes.

  325. Nylsen

    I mean the quotation mark ” is different from what the VMware recognizes. I message your FB fanpage about this. The quotation mark that shows here on your blog is different from the quotation mark that we must input on the .vmx file, thus giving the flag error.

  326. Ayumilove Post author

    @Nylsen: The Windows XP/7 refers to the guest OS installed in VM.

  327. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nylsen, sorry I do not get your point though. The .vmx uses boolean flag either TRUE or FALSE.

  328. Nylsen

    By the way miss Ayumi, please use ” instead of ” for the boolean flag TRUE as using ” will cause invalid flag errors for VMware.

  329. Nylsen

    Uhm, yes, I do get that, what I meant was, for example, 1ST METHOD (TESTED WITH WINDOWS XP), What is the Windows XP you are referring to here? Is it the guest OS or the host OS? Thanks a lot! 😀

  330. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nylsen, host OS refers to the Windows Operating System that contains the installed VMWare. The VMware is the Guest OS contained within the host OS. For instance, my host OS is Windows 7 and in VMware it can contain different types of operating systems (e.g. Windows XP, 7, Vista, 8, etc) Hope that clarifies your doubt.

  331. Nylsen

    Uhm, can I ask something, about the first and second method, what are you referring to about the title? The guest OS or the host OS? Thanks a lot! 😀