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Windows 7: Problems with directx

30 Jan 2014   #1
WesleyJDarko

Windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 
Problems with directx

I don't know if this is the right section to ask in. If it's the wrong section i'm sorry.

I used to run a game when I had windows XP but once I upgraded to windows 7 it stopped working. I found out it was caused by directx having saying directdraw acceleration was unavailable also that direct 3d acceleration was also unavailable. I had no problems running directx before. Is there any way to fix this?


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30 Jan 2014   #2
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

What about trying to run the game in windows XP compatibility mode?
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30 Jan 2014   #3
WesleyJDarko

Windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

I have tried that i even tried running as vista. None of the compatibility modes worked D: is there anyway to make the direct x features work?
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31 Jan 2014   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

What's the game?
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31 Jan 2014   #5
WesleyJDarko

Windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

I prefer not say what game it is o-o it was banned in the united states so that's my reason. But I asked on the forums for the game and they said it needs direct x to work. All i know is alot of the directx features are locked on my computer. Like direct3d says it's unavailable.
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02 Feb 2014   #6
Viscon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Windows 7 comes with directx 11, and maybe your game needs directx 9 to run.
If so install directx 9 if you haven't done it yet.
Both directx versions work together fine.
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02 Feb 2014   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WesleyJDarko View Post
I prefer not say what game it is o-o it was banned in the united states so that's my reason. But I asked on the forums for the game and they said it needs direct x to work. All i know is alot of the directx features are locked on my computer. Like direct3d says it's unavailable.
Makes it a bit harder to help, but I understand mate.

You could try installing the DirectX End user runtime files :Download DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) from Official Microsoft Download Centre

However depending on the age of the game, it may even be be a DirectX 8 title.

If after installing the runtime files, the game then says "missing dxXX.dll" find and copy the file to games installation directory.

While 7 does have DX11, it is backwards compatible for DX9 and DX10 - however most of the time both older and newer games still require certain DX files to be added.
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