but why are you even testing with Windows XP?
I test everything related to war2 on every version since XP. Some people even asked me why loader is not woking on win 95...
That behaviour means that something goes wrong with that dll. At least need to understand what it is and why it causes such behaviour for winxp and if that can cause something in win7-8-10...
true, windows xp doesnt need any version edits to run properly
XP sometimes also had a problem with palette in war2. (Not sure if it was some driver or anything else). Also not sure if this dll fixes that for winxp, but i think it should.
that is fairly strange behavior... does it happen only while on the bnet screens or does it also happen when alt-tabbing out from single player campaign?
It happens even on the main menu screen.
I also checked on some more systems: never happened on win 8.1, but the same bug on different computer with clean winxp x32 (with last updates).
Looks like when i click the taskbar button i activate one of war2 layer windows. It changes the screen resolution (turns screen to black) and then turns it back to activated application. Also if i close that active application, it switches to war2 screen.
Appeared in test4, didn't happen for test3.