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Windows 7: Star Wars Ep. I Racer

1 Week Ago   #1
CJW

10 Pro. 64Bit
 
 
Star Wars Ep. I Racer

My son's computer doesn't want to play Star Wars Ep. I Racer & I was hoping someone can help me.

His computer:
PSU: Bestec ATX-250-12Z D7R: 250W
Mobo: Asus IPIBL-LB
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E200: 2.50GHz
Mem: Qimonda AG - 3x 1024GB DDR2-800MHz: 3GB total
Video: Onboard Video: I can't find information about this
Sound: Onboard Audio: I can't find information about this
OS: 7 Pro 64Bit

We get this error message:


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Star Wars Ep. I Racer-racer.jpg 
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1 Week Ago   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try installing Direct X 9.0c. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=34429

To get your GPU type go to the start orb and in search enter dxdiag. What is the GPU (video card) type?
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1 Week Ago   #3
CJW

10 Pro. 64Bit
 
 

I'll try the Direct X 9.0c later tonight, thanks.

When I use DxDiag on his computer, it shows the computer is running DirectX 11 & here is a screenshot of his GPU:


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1 Week Ago   #4
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJW View Post
My son's computer doesn't want to play Star Wars Ep. I Racer & I was hoping someone can help me.
I had a look, and it is a known issue that this game only works on 32-bit OSes. It wont work on a 64-bit operating system.

As you are using 64-bit OS, then the game version over at GOG.com should work for you.
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1 Week Ago   #5
CJW

10 Pro. 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
I did install Direct X 9.0c (it blinked by in under 1 second, so I don't know if it installed correctly) & rebooted, but the game still gives me the "Unable to open display for 3D" error.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
I had a look, and it is a known issue that this game only works on 32-bit OSes. It wont work on a 64-bit operating system.
As you are using 64-bit OS, then the game version over at GOG.com should work for you.
Yes, he has Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit & I am using the GOG version.
And what's odd is that the game is working just fine on my Windows 10 Pro 64-bit comfuser.
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1 Week Ago   #6
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

I would suspect a 64bit OS with only 3MB ram. and possibly onboard graphics.
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1 Week Ago   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJW View Post
When I use DxDiag on his computer, it shows the computer is running DirectX 11 & here is a screenshot of his GPU:

Yeah, you'll have DirectX 11 as that is what is in Windows 7, but it may not have the DX 9c version of DLLs, etc.

Did you run the DirectX 9c installer as Admin by chance?

Puzzled why this would run on Windows 10 64 and not this OS version that is 64. It looks like your GPU meets the minimum requirements.
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1 Week Ago   #8
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering one View Post
I would suspect a 64bit OS with only 3MB ram...

You mean 3 GB.
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1 Week Ago   #9
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you run DXDIAG again and use the 64 bit version that shows up at the bottom, are there any issues that show up under each tab?
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5 Days Ago   #10
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I found this on the website:


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Set your resolution before you play, 5/5 May 1, 2018 Verified owner
Quick hint for everyone: run the video settings program before you run the game. I just pressed play right away after the game installed, and it'd crash on launch every time. Instead, set your in-game resolution to your desktop resolution, and then run the game. Presto, no more bugs! No more crashes! Just one of the best racing games ever made!
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