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Mar 28, 02 at 10:38pmkrbrunn

It is suggested by Ubisoft (makers of Grandia 2 for the PC) that if you are having problems with the game you should get the newest versions of Direct X as well as Windows Media Player.

If you are having trouble beating Milenia when you meet her, that is because you are supposed to lose to her. But if she will not cast Zap on you, I'm afraid you are out of luck. A suggestion to beat her it to defend the whole time, and hopefully she'll cast Burn on you, and then after a few turns she will cast Zap.

All of you PC owners have to realize that this is the Dreamcast versions forum, so while we can help you with gameplay problems, we cannot help you with system problems. Hopefully Ubisoft will release a patch soon to fix the problems with it.

Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)

Sep 08, 14 at 11:35am

I found how to solve in Grandia 2 snooze or dark wing glitch and no animation freeze - you need to install or re-install the game but not install NOCD - just play with 2nd CD inserted or mounted in dvirtual drive.
If problem not resolved so re-install game untill it will works good.

Sep 08, 14 at 10:44am

To fix unplayable videos in game (dark screen), unplayable animation of snooze and dark wings (glitch) you need to reinstall your game but not install NOCD - just play with 2nd CD inserted in virtual drive. And also don't forget to open config to create .cfg
If it isn't solve this problem - try again untill it works good.

Mar 23, 14 at 2:29am

quote phxorcist
Hope this helps (this is not a crack)
Rename your old exe to grandia2.exe.old and same with the Gmconfig.exe

http: //

if you have 2 cds in the drive at once the game will not load. Use your grandia 2 cd or mount an image.
PHXORCIST, It's work. Thank you so much.
I use the grandia2.exe & config from the winrar file.

Jul 14, 13 at 7:33pm


So I finally fixed the shit!

I'm not sure if changing the permissions and ownership of anything helped, or if using the fix on page 21/22 helped but I finally got it to work doing 1 stupid thing! I changed the compatibilty from windows 98/me to windows 7! Now the cut scenes for millinea and even the game arts show up!!

Hope this helps!

Jul 14, 13 at 5:33pm

So guys, I followed multiple steps and was able to get the game up and running on Windows 8 64 bit but with a couple of problems

First I copied all files from the second disk to the directory and copied the crack as well. Launched the game but I got stuck at the black screen after hitting new game. F9 helped me clear that.

I originally wanted to use my own disks (which i have owned for a very long time) but I cant seem to create an image of the play disk for some reason.

The game however, still isnt playable as it freezes whenever i try to use fallen wings or snooze.I tried to screw around with the permissions and ownership and all of that but to no avail. I even copied some edited codecs that was also one of the suggestions but that didnt work either. I unplugged my controller and ran both the config and the exe as administrator but that didnt work either. Ive ran everything in compatibility mode as well but it still isnt working.

So if anyone knows of any other solutions please share! I was glad to finally be able to play this game again after so long and I really wanna go through it.

Jul 09, 13 at 2:20pm

Hi All

Much like Ethan, I had exactly the same problem. Windows 7, premium, 64 bit etc.

I tried every fix available to me on this forum however only this appears to have worked for me:

(can't post link due to being a noobie here so) ----> go to Youtube ----> search 'Grandia 2 (PC) - Windows 7 ----> SHOULD be the top result.

This vid has links to re-encoded avi files which appear to have fixed the spells/movies for me.

Download ----> extract part one with 7zip (files look a bit weird and aren't recognised with my version of winrar though it is quite old...) ----> replace the folders in your Grandia 2 files with the ones you'll find in your download/extraction.

Don't know if it'll work for everybody but after trying everything out there (yes, I have no life) this is the only thing that worked for me. I went right the way through this thread so logged on specifically to pop this here to thank you all for helping me indirectly find this lol x

Jul 01, 13 at 1:38pm

Hope this helps (this is not a crack)
Rename your old exe to grandia2.exe.old and same with the Gmconfig.exe

if you have 2 cds in the drive at once the game will not load. Use your grandia 2 cd or mount an image.

Jul 01, 13 at 11:02am

I got a working copy that WILL work on windows 7 64x. I will upload the grandia2.exe that worked with my system when i get home.

Jun 28, 13 at 4:48pm

Not sure if this person is onto something, but posting this here...

Still not working for me on x64 Windows 7, by the way. Please read the notes/comments in my posts above. It's peculiar that the Ubisoft video plays at the beginning, yet I get a black screen after selecting "new game"...

Jun 28, 13 at 3:44pm

Quick update:

By following the suggested steps;
-Running Grandia2.exe as an administrator and in compatibility mode
-Running GMconfig.exe as an administrator (what are the best settings?)
-Setting the resulting "Config.cfg" to "read-only"

I am able to get the opening "Ubisoft" video to play (which would not play before -- progress!). However, after choosing "new game", no video plays and I get a black screen again. I am only able to skip this black screen by pressing F9.

I have a feeling my problem is that the crack file does not run in my 64-bit Windows 7 machine. Could that be the error?

Following all the same steps as above on my old Vista machine, the game and videos work. There are some problems with sound, for example the water and other atmospheric sounds become extremely loud relative to music, etc. (anyone know how to fix that?), however I am simply glad Vista does not suffer from the black screen!

However, with Windows 7, no such luck. I tried replacing the videos with others I've downloaded, tried installing K-Lite, etc., however I still get the black screen which is only skippable with F9.

Anyone know how to make this work on Windows 7?


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