Supported Operating Systems
ISBoxer and Inner Space are 32-bit programs (though a 64-bit version of Inner Space will be installed if desired) designed to run on 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows 2000 or later.
Windows XP support is no longer maintained at this time. We have moved on. You definitely should too.
ISBoxer requires Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0, 3.0, or 3.5, which comes pre-installed on both Windows Vista and 7 but not on Windows XP.
- Installing .NET 4.0 or later will not help: Version 4.0 and later of Microsoft .NET Framework is installed separately from (and does not include) 2.0-3.5.
If this is not installed, ISBoxer will give the following error message: The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application
Windows Vista and Windows 7
Windows Vista support is no longer actively maintained at this time. Update to Windows 7, 8.1 or ideally, Windows 10.
If User Account Control (UAC) is enabled in Windows, ISBoxer and Inner Space will warn that you need to run them as Administrator. If UAC is set to "Never notify" and ISBoxer and Inner Space are not explicitly allowed, the software may fail to operate.
Because Inner Space will be running as Administrator, and Inner Space launches your games for you, the games will also be running as Administrator. This means that other applications that normally override or interact somehow with the game, including Ventrilo for its push to talk hotkey or input device software for button mapping, those applications may also need to be run as Administrator while multiboxing with ISBoxer.
Windows 8 and 8.1
Windows 8 support is no longer maintained at this time. We have moved on. You should too. Update to Windows 8.1, or ideally Windows 10.
ISBoxer requires Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0, 3.0, or 3.5, which comes pre-installed on both Windows Vista and 7 but not on Windows 8.1. However, instead of producing a cryptic error as on Windows XP, Windows 8.1 provides a helpful message with a button to help you install the required files.
- If you get a message about installing .NET the first time you run ISBoxer on Windows 8.1, click the install button, it is correct!
Windows 10 is supported by Inner Space and ISBoxer.
You will need to install the .NET Framework 3.5, which is an optional component of Windows 10.
Note: if you get an error when selecting this option there are a few things you can try.
From an Admin command prompt.
dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
or if you have the Windows 10 source DVD/USB the below command is a manual install. Replace
D:\Sources\sxs with your applicable path to the
dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:D:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
If all this fails, you will probably need to reinstall Windows 10. Annoying we know, but we have noted that various OEM installs do something strange and a Windows 10 reinstall resolves it.
About DirectX 9, 10, 11 and 12
Inner Space supports DirectX 9, 10, 11 and 12, all of which come installed with Windows 10 (Windows 7 and Windows 8 do not have DirectX 12). However, the first time you launch Inner Space, you may get a message about a required DirectX update. This is because Inner Space requires a supplement to DirectX 9 that does not come pre-installed with any version of Windows.
- If you get this message about installing a DirectX update, the best course of action is to use the DirectX web updater from Microsoft as advised!
- Note: DirectX 10 is currently only supported for 64-bit games
Only games that are designed or updated to use DirectX 12 will need (or use) this support, in the same way that games currently use Direct3D 8, 9, 10, or 11 depending on their age and design.
DirectX 7 and lower
DirectX 1-7 are supported by way of dgVoodoo, although each game operates a little bit differently and may have its own quirks. If you are trying to play a game with these early versions of DirectX, please let us know if you have any difficulty when using dgVoodoo with InnerSpace. It is possible that specific support for the game may need to be added.