Edit: I got it working, just have that options issue thing now and some performance issue, particularly in fps. WIll now try dgVoodoo and see how it fares.
Any idea what fixed the stuck on loading / crash on start issue? Might help some of the other users with similar issues.
dgVoodoo 2 should help with FPS issues related to Windows 8 - 10.
In some situations the game may still stutter a bit - day/night transitions in particular are a bit rough for me.
Fits right in, only costs a few hundred thousand per week... :P
Hmm, everything appears to be in the right places...
I followed the tutorial myself and didn't encounter any issues (aside from black textures in DirectX Viewer, which it seems @X-Lord has also run into).
Maybe metaex has some problem with the formatting of the mini.csp file? It's hard to tell what the latter portion of that error is without being able to look up the line in the metaex source code.
I attached my mini.csp - can you see any differences?
If the files are the same, I don't know what's going on. Hopefully it's not some weird Windows 10 compatibility issue...
PS: Machines doesn't seem to like small maps like this at widescreen resolutions - the camera would flicker rapidly whenever I tried to pan around unless I zoomed in a bit.
That first command is for navigating Command Prompt to your Machines install folder. If yours is in the "Machines WFW" folder in your screenshot, then the command would be:
CD "C:\Users\[your_username_here]\Downloads\Machines WFW\"
For the second command to work, you need to have
metaex.exe in the same folder as
mach1.met. Extract metaex.zip into the Machines install folder if you haven't already.
Getting Half-Life 2: Episode Two Hunter flashbacks...
Filled as much space as possible without cropping the outer Warlords off or stretching everything:
1280x600 is an unusual resolution - does Machines allow you to select 1920x1080 in the options menu?
If you have some spare time and a blank CD you can try following these instructions to make a copy of CD2 with (hopefully) working music using files available from wiredforwar.org. As far as I know, it should be the English version...
Is Machines set to run in a compatibility mode? Some compatibility modes break the CD audio.