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Windows 7: How to disable direct x11??

12 May 2012   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Well now you see why I keep the older Cat. 10.4 version on rather then the latest. The problems with so many of the games you have one except the one is not just with DX11 and a need for DX9 but that they are older titles that are limited to some 50 extensions while the latest AMD/ATI drivers are geared for newer game titles that allow upto 75 extensions.

The hard coding for OpenGL is where the main problem is coming from. A good deal of older titles that run into this with the latest ATI CCC on also will be facing problems in 8! First off DX9 will not go on at all as well as any older version the game installer may have the option for. Many games require that their own DX installer is used.

The one thing about keeping some old titles around is finding out what the next version will or will not do along with what is seen with drivers and updates. For 8 once and I mean once you get an older title on and running the game play is smooth even with the CP being the beta form. But some old titles may not even install let alone run.

Gaming may see a big improvement in the next version. But that will be for how many game titles? Windows 7 is obviously the last where DX 9c can be applied for all those older titles and then you have the newer ATI drivers intended for new games only added to that!

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13 May 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Ah ha ok, I see what you mean. So should I try 10.4 and see if that works with my system??

And If I understand correctly, are you saying that you wont be able to play, let alone install games that were designed with Dx9...

I now know why there is a problem with updating my AMD drivers to the lastest versions, thank you for pointing that out :).
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13 May 2012   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

The problems mostly stem with older titles like Starcraft and older that rely on the older DX elements. Going back even further a game like Soldier of Fortune I+II won't run with any Cat. version newer then the 10.4.

On 7 that seems to be the older for that old DX 7 game. DX 9 works as well as the DX 7 installer for that one. On 8 however no DX 9 means it won't even install.

Surprizingly however another old title Return to CastleWolfenstein runs on the 8 CP! It still won't run with the newer then 10.4 CCC however. Of course then you have to look at just how old those two titles are 11yrs. now! Originally 98-XP compatible.

The 5800 series cards are close to the 5700s but may require a newer Cat. version. You need to find out which version came on the software disk for that reason to see if it was the Cat. 10.4 or newer. The one thing you can always do is try it to see that version goes on well and how the games run with it.

The one old 8bit believe it or not title still to be tested on 8 would the original Wolf3D or Duke Nukem on DosBox to see if DosBox will even go the upcoming version or not! That would something for sure!
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14 May 2012   #14

Windows 7 Profesional x64

Hoi, thats normal and when yoy play another game that"s use Direkd 9.0c or higher, W7 go higher ( smart OS) so no panic and enjoy from your PC, ( | -> Other does just the same > example NERO - burn and a lot more program, Corel, en so on, Regards
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14 May 2012   #15

Windows 7 Profesional x64

On the box off the card stay the games that you can play (what four graka use you ?)
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