Posts by c.meinke


    The Shell Launcher hides the Windows surface and look like this. It starts up your latest version of MA3 if you don't cancel it.

    Besides the scrollbars I love that you do have shortcuts to all important Windows features and that it gathers all grandMA onPC versions you have installed (grandMA2 ones as well).

    Finally I figured out how to make it work.

    Here's a short how to. Please use at your own risk and make a backup/create a windows restore point in advance.


    Last version it started up correctly was grandMA3 onPC 1.4. So you need it installed.

    Additionally I installed the MA Shell Launcher Service.

    To do so, open up the Windows PowerShell as admin.

    navigate to the NET-framework (version number depending on your installation, Windows PowerShell supports drag and drop)

    cd C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319

    and to install the service type in (Path depending on your installation):

    .\installutil "C:\Program Files\MALightingTechnology\gma3_1.4.2\bin\ma_shell_launcher_service.exe"

    to uninstall

    .\installutil /u "C:\Program Files\MALightingTechnology\gma3_1.4.2\bin\ma_shell_launcher_service.exe"

    Hey Peers,

    I would like to use the ma_shell_launcher with my onPC-setup and run it when windows starts up (autostart).

    I successfully installed the ma_shell_launcher_service but I don't get the launcher running.

    Any advice?

    (using windows 10 with admin rights, and onPC 1.5.2)

    Have had the problem on windows. The necessary config files will be generated when you start the program the first time. If this is not possible, like in your case, it can be because your setup doesn't meet the minimum requirements. If you're sure your system is above these requirements, try if you can update some drivers. I know, that Mac OS handles these itself. But right now it's the best advice I can give you right now. And for me it was a driver for my GPU.