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Windows 7: How to force direct x 9?

11 Feb 2011   #1
Stevie12109

Windows & home premium 64-bit
 
 
How to force direct x 9?

I wanna play battlefieldbad company 2 better and i was told to force direct x 9. i have a 2010 sony vaio. and it lags alot. any help please?? i have windows 7 home premium 64-bit


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11 Feb 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This is actually internal to the game not a windows problem. It's easy enough to fix though.

Go to your my documents folder, look for a BFBC2 folder open it. Inside you should see settings.ini right click it and hit edit go down to the line DxVersion change it to =9
save changes and exit.
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12 Feb 2011   #3
Stevie12109

Windows & home premium 64-bit
 
 

But windows 7 has a built in direct x 11. will it just not use that?
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12 Feb 2011   #4
Stevie12109

Windows & home premium 64-bit
 
 

I tried it and it kept crashing my game.
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12 Feb 2011   #5
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevie12109 View Post
But windows 7 has a built in direct x 11. will it just not use that?
Older games don't use DX11, very few support it
It is normal for the game to lag a lot since your laptop is not designed to play heavy games
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12 Feb 2011   #6
Stevie12109

Windows & home premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevie12109 View Post
But windows 7 has a built in direct x 11. will it just not use that?
Older games don't use DX11, very few support it
It is normal for the game to lag a lot since your laptop is not designed to play heavy games
I know but what can i do to minimize the lag, i dont have any other computer
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12 Feb 2011   #7
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevie12109 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevie12109 View Post
But windows 7 has a built in direct x 11. will it just not use that?
Older games don't use DX11, very few support it
It is normal for the game to lag a lot since your laptop is not designed to play heavy games
I know but what can i do to minimize the lag, i dont have any other computer
Update the graphic driver might help but it won't 'boost' your gameplay, lower the game graphic settings.
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12 Feb 2011   #8
Stevie12109

Windows & home premium 64-bit
 
 

Ive lowered everything. i made it so my system is running on performance, not looks. and all my drivers are updated. Would it be easier if i ran it on windows vista, without dx 11?
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12 Feb 2011   #9
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevie12109 View Post
Ive lowered everything. i made it so my system is running on performance, not looks. and all my drivers are updated. Would it be easier if i ran it on windows vista, without dx 11?
It won't make any difference at all since Windows 7 is based on Vista, DX11 is not the problem here, your GPU cannot handle that load
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12 Feb 2011   #10
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

DX11 is backwards compatible if you are playing a game that asks for dx9 you are playing in dx9, if the game request dx10 you play in dx10. Very few games are actually dx11 compatible right now.

Sadly some game simply won't run right without a dedicated graphics card. Yours is a integrated gpu sharing system ram. It's not the same animal as a dedicated desktop graphics card.
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