Shenmue Launcher Issue on Win7, possible fix found?
Well, Special K doesn't allow Shenmue to work on my computer. I went through every page on the Steam page for Special K, and I get that it's a Windows 7 issue that you can't fix related to how the launcher decides it wants try playing around with the XInput hook rather than allowing Special K to inject first. After trying every idea given by anyone and everyone in that thread, I resigned myself to not being able to use Special K without using Windows 10... until I happened upon a YT comment that stated that the solution for them was to use the dxgi.dll provided on GitHub as part of the debug sessions upload on May 2, 2018. So I tried it, and... well, the game still isn't working, but instead of getting a tiny log about how it was trying to inject the XInput hook, then nothing following it (as the game never got far enough to have anything to do with Special K, apparently), I got new, longer, fuller logs, provided below.
Perhaps that ol' dxgi.dll is the key to allowing Win7 users to use Special K for Shenmue? Near as I can tell, it appears to be getting past the XInput problem, but hey, this is all practically gibberish to me. Any time you're willing to spend looking at this is appreciated.)