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Windows 7: Failed creating the Direct3D device

09 Oct 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Failed creating the Direct3D device

Good day!

Recently I installed a Street fighter 4.

But when I try to play it, my computer give me this information: "FAILED CREATING THE DIRECT3D DEVICE"

Can you help me to solve this problem PLEASE!!!

I used the EVEREST Ultimate Edition to show the summary of my PC.

Computer Type - ACPI x86-based PC
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
DirectX DirectX 11.0

CPU Type - DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4500, 2200 MHz (11 x 200)
Motherboard Name - Acer EG31M
Motherboard Chipset - Intel Bearlake G31
System Memory - 1014 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Nanya NT1GT64U8HA1BY-3C - 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
BIOS Type - AMI (08/28/07)

Video Adapter Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0) (256 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 3100

Audio Adapter Realtek ALC888/1200 @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1]

DMI BIOS Vendor - American Megatrends Inc.
DMI BIOS Version - R01-A3
DMI System Manufacturer - ACER
DMI System Product - Veriton M460
DMI System Version - R01-A3
DMI System Serial Number - PSM46C1T0374806C4D2701
DMI System UUID - 001BB9F5-075C2007-11290841-17000000
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer - ACER
DMI Motherboard Product - EG31M
DMI Motherboard Version - R01-A3

Thank you for your help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Looking at the requirements for that game,

Street Fighter IV (4) System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: Pentium 4 @ 2 GHz
Memory: 1 Gb
Hard Drive: 10 Gb free
Video Memory: 256 Mb
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 6600 / ATI Radeon X1600
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c
DVD Rom Drive
and that all you have is the Intel onboard graphics, basically if you want to play that game (or for the most part anything more than solitaire) you're going to have to get a video card. Intel graphics have come a long way in the last couple of years, but they are still nowhere close to even an entry level video card for games.

Here are the full specs for your computer,

Acer Support - Veriton M460 Specifications

Looking at the dimensions of the case you should be OK with just about any PCI-E card, short of the 10-11" long high end cards. Another small problem is that if you decide to get a video card you are going to be severally limited as to what to get due to the max 300W power supply in it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks for your reply.

So that I have to buy a video card whit more Mb than what I have now?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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