Train Simulator: Error Message: Cmd Create Mpeg32 Task_cmd Was Not Successful

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When you attempt to start Microsoft Train Simulator, you may receive an error message similar to the following

MPEG16: Create MPEG32 Task_CMD is not successfull.
(This will repeat up to three times after clicking OK) followed by

Video not available. Cannot find VIDS:MP42 decompressor.
and you are unable to view videos.


This behavior occurs if the video codec is not installed or correctly configured.


To resolve this issue, use the following methods in the order in which they are presented.

Method 1: Install the Latest Version of Windows Media Player

To install the latest version of Windows Media Player, browse to the following Microsoft Web site:

After you install Windows Media Player, test the game.

Method 2: Reset Train Simulator MPEG Video Setting

NOTE: If you uninstall and then reinstall the game, you need to repeat these steps.

Use the appropriate set of steps for your version of Microsoft Windows.

Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me):

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type system.ini, and then press ENTER.
  3. In the [MCI] section, delete the following line:
    Tsmpegvideo=drive letter:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Train Simulator\tsqtz.drv
  4. In place of the deleted line, type the following:
  5. On the File menu, click Exit. Click Yes to save the file.
  6. Restart the computer.
  7. Test the game.

Windows 2000

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may
require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve
problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own
  1. Click Start, click Run, and then type regedit in the Open box.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Locate and select the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MCI32
  4. In the left pane, double-click tsmpegvideo under the Name column.
  5. Delete the Value data, and then type tsqtz32.dll.
  6. Click OK.
  7. If you do not see tsmpegvideo in the Name column, click Edit, and then click New.
  8. Click String Value, and then type tsmpegvideo.
  9. Double-click tsmpegvideo, type tsqtz32.dll, and then click OK.
  10. Quit Registry Editor.
  11. Restart your computer
  12. Test the game.
If the issue continues to occur, proceed to the next method.


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