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Windows 7: diablo 2 direct draw failure

22 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
diablo 2 direct draw failure

Hi, I've had a problem staring up diablo 2. When I do I get a error 22 (direct draw failed to initialize). I've tried this in every compatibility mode and with all other compatibility settings such as 256 colour mode. Windows XP mode gives the same error. Diablo's video tester informs me that no compatible video modes are available (directdraw, direct3d and 3dfxglide). A friend of mine is having the same issue on a different system. My system is in my profile if that helps.

Any solutions for this out there?

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22 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeywrench View Post
Hi, I've had a problem staring up diablo 2. When I do I get a error 22 (direct draw failed to initialize). I've tried this in every compatibility mode and with all other compatibility settings such as 256 colour mode. Windows XP mode gives the same error. Diablo's video tester informs me that no compatible video modes are available (directdraw, direct3d and 3dfxglide). A friend of mine is having the same issue on a different system.

Any solutions for this out there?
Did you install the lastest Directx updates? Just because WIndows 7 have Directx 11 doesn't mean it has full lists of libraries for the other Directx versions

What Directx does Diablo II need...I will give you a link to what you need
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22 Sep 2009   #3

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

directx 6.1-7.0a are supposed to work

thanks, didn't know that dx11 doesn't have all the libaries from previous versions
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22 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeywrench View Post
directx 6.1-7.0a are supposed to work

thanks, didn't know that dx11 doesn't have all the libaries
Most people don't...

I didn't myself until I ran PCSX2 (PS2 emulator) and realized that I still needed Directx 9.0c installed. The libraries for older versions are mostly compatibility that are included in Directx 11...this suffices in most cases.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Download and run the web installer...hopefully it should work after this
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22 Sep 2009   #5

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

hmm, installed and restarted but the issue is still there.
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22 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Did you re-run the Video Test in Diablo II?

Also do you have the latest drivers for you video card?
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22 Sep 2009   #7

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

yes to both. Still no supported video modes.
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22 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeywrench View Post
yes to both. Still no supported video modes.
hm...I have been researching the issue.

Let me do some more reading
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22 Sep 2009   #9

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks for all the help, it's very kind of you.
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22 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Okay...

Have you registered you battle.net details within Diablo? Have you also updated Diablo to the latest patch? The latest patch allows it to run without a CD which may be the issue here (from what I gathered from reading troubleshooting posts from other forums)
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