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PraetorianWolfie: I've sent this issue to GOG support a few days ago.

The were able to confirm that the launch-crash was happening with the new AMD drivers and that reverting to last months drivers for AMD (Non-WHQL-Win10-64Bit-Radeon-Software-Crimson-16.8.2-Aug11) would fix the issue.

I reverted to July's 16.7.3, which also work ok with these games.

However, if the issue is with the new WDDM 2.1 driver model from Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607), which the new AMD and Nvidia (and any GPU) drivers are going to support, I think the issue will continue to exist in future driver builds unless AMD and Nvidia address this particular case with a bugfix or LucasArts (?) / Disney Interactive issue a patch.
In my case Windows 10 had reverted back to AMD driver version 16.6 - of course without bothering to tell me! I was rather surprised when Monkey 1&2 SE suddenly refused to work. However, going back to 16.8.2 solved things. Now they work again.

P.S.: It does help to check the driver version number from time to time in case Windows 10 feels free (again) to secretly install its preferred driver version without asking and replace the user's version of preference... (at the moment Windows 10 appears to do so every couple of days and that already is my being generous - in the past two days it did so twice! so I can only advise anyone with an AMD card to be rather vigilant as far as currently installed driver versions are concerned! sometimes Windows does rather feel like occupational therapy ;-)...)

P.P.S.:By the way, I have since managed to solve the problem of Windows 10 always installing bleeding version 16.6 over my preferred version (16.8.2) after a couple of days. Go to the Device Manager, click on graphics card and then tell Windows to roll back to the previous driver version (i.e. in my case 16.8.2). The procedure takes a while after which you should reboot. You will now see, at least in the case of version 16.8.2, which happens to be working best with my R9 390 (apart from the last Catalyst version), that AMD Settings acts a little strangely like for example ignoring the banner advertisements setting (sort of on regardless of how you set it...). Even restoring factory defaults does not work. However, you can solve the problem by uninstalling AMD Settings (not the driver) via the Windows control panel and add or remove software. Now all you need to do is to reinstall AMD Settings through the installer of the driver of your choice - in my case, as mentioned above, version 16.8.2. Now you will find that things finally appear to be working again the way they were supposed to!
Post edited November 15, 2016 by patricklibuda
Good news, again!

It seems that Microsoft has fixed this issue with their latest Windows 10 cumulative update, which they issued on November 8th.

I've tested with both The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2, and they now work for me without any 3rd party dll in their folder.
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PraetorianWolfie: Good news, again!

It seems that Microsoft has fixed this issue with their latest Windows 10 cumulative update, which they issued on November 8th.

I've tested with both The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2, and they now work for me without any 3rd party dll in their folder.
Hi,

Thanks for the info. Very useful indeed :-). However, I will stick to AMD's 16.8.2 driver version.


Cheers
Hmmnn, I seem to be having this problem with a new install on an up to date version of windows 10 with the latest NVIDIA drivers. I've also tried swapping out the d3d9.dll without success. Has anyone else experienced this problem lately and found a work around?
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Zyzle: Hmmnn, I seem to be having this problem with a new install on an up to date version of windows 10 with the latest NVIDIA drivers. I've also tried swapping out the d3d9.dll without success. Has anyone else experienced this problem lately and found a work around?
I just tried on my desktop PC Windows 10 x64 desktop (all updates, build 15063) and latest NVidia drivers (382.53) and both Monkey Island games launch ok for me.
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Zyzle: Hmmnn, I seem to be having this problem with a new install on an up to date version of windows 10 with the latest NVIDIA drivers. I've also tried swapping out the d3d9.dll without success. Has anyone else experienced this problem lately and found a work around?
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PraetorianWolfie: I just tried on my desktop PC Windows 10 x64 desktop (all updates, build 15063) and latest NVidia drivers (382.53) and both Monkey Island games launch ok for me.
Damn, I have the same driver version 382.53 and windows build number 15063.413. I cant think what else to try :(