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Discussing the 2D MK Klassics: Everything from the Original to Rereleases.
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DArqueBishopPosted: 10/25/2017 11:47 AMStatus ::
Fixing Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for Windows 10

It really is a shame that Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection has been more or less abandoned on Steam/PC.

This past weekend, I went to the Houston Arcade Expo for my annual classic arcade gaming fix. While there, I noticed that for the first time they not only had Mortal Kombat II, but the original Mortal Kombat and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 as well. Of course, I had played for several minutes on UMK3 before realizing, "Hey, I could be playing this at home..."

I have Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for both Xbox 360 and Steam, but my Xbox 360 is currently packed away. So, that night, while waiting for friends to be ready to play Team Fortress 2, I plugged in my USB gamepad and launched MKAK for some classic MK action!

That was the plan, any way. What ended up happening was that the game hung at the title screen. It said "Press Enter" -- but completely ignored when I pressed Enter.

After doing some research, I found that the problem was that Arcade Kollection requires Games for Windows Live, which Microsoft had ended up abandoning [in 2014]. While many games were patched by their developers to use Steamworks instead, MKAK was already essentially abandoned by WB Games, and was never patched. In fact, MKAK is only available for me because I purchased the game; it's no longer available on Steam for purchase.

Fortunately, there is a fix! I mostly got the fix from this guide, though I ended up modifying it via trial and error, and looking at one or two other sites as the steps as given don't work on Windows 10.

The procedure is:

  1. Go into Apps and Features on Windows 10 (right click on the Start Menu to reach it), and uninstall "Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable" and "Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace".
  2. Reboot your system. (This IS required.)
  3. Download two GWFL files: xlive.ini and xlive.dll. You can download them right here. (Zipped RAR file).
  4. Place the two files into your MKAK install directory. The default should be C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection.
  5. The game should now work properly.

I really do wish WB Games and/or NetherRealm Studios would support Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection again, as I can't imagine there isn't a market for the classic games [with the original now celebrating its 20th Anniversary!]. In the meantime, for those of us who bought the PC version and found it didn't work on Windows 10, I'm hoping this will help.

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trynaxPosted: 10/26/2017 10:24 AMStatus ::

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RE: Fixing Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for Windows 10

Cool. I wish that Netherrealm would release some sort of MK collection for PS4 / XB1. It is one reason why I still have my PS3. I'd love to see a revamped one that finally includes all 4 Arcade games and not just the three or better yet an MK Kollection with the following titles:

1. Mortal Kombat
2. Mortal Kombat II
3. Mortal Kombat Trilogy ( from PlayStation / Saturn / WIndows )
4. Mortal Kombat Gold
5. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
6. Mortal Kombat: Deception Unchained
7. Mortal Kombat Armageddon ( with both Khameleon and Chameleon )
8. Mortal Kombat (2011)
9. Mortal Kombat Mythologies
10. Mortal Kombat Special Forces
11. Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks

It would be sweet to see this and even better if MK Trilogy and Gold had arcade like graphics.

717313=Rain Can Be Found In The Graveyard
Ninja_MimePosted: 12/08/2017 12:30 PMStatus ::

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RE: Fixing Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for Windows 10

This fix does also work on Windows 7, for the record.

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