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Old 09-27-2004, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend is having trouble playing some medevil game. At the startup, it shows the play, register, uninstall etc. When he clicks play, it comes up saying that he need Direct 3D. Apparently, it does this for all of his 3D games. So, can someone provide a link of where this thing can be downloaded from? Thanks.
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is his graphics card?
He needs to download DirectX.
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep - Installing DirectX will resolve this issue.
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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Old 09-27-2004, 10:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Medevil should run smooth on 8.1, anyway, let us know the hardware configuration as well, as of course I wont recommend Dx 9.0 on 4MB VGA card
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He can't remember what video card he has (go figure), and he downloaded DirectX 9.0. He said that he got the computer about 1.5-2 years ago, so the vid card probably isn't that old. It is a HP BTW.
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It is probably ROM TOTAL WAR, sequel to Medieval total war. And their have been a lot of problems with the D3D on it.

Wouldn't be surprised if they release a patch soon.

Although I need to buy 6 new cards to run it :/ ...... not sure what im going to do.
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I don't think Rome is out yet. I know for a fact, though, that is ain't Rome. It could be Medieval Total War.
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Although I need to buy 6 new cards to run it :/
Blimey thats a power hungry game
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Old 09-28-2004, 09:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Under RUN, type dxdiag.exe. There should be a tab in there for 3d applications. If he can't run, then DX isn't installed and he will need to download AND install it (follow link in previous post then double click on icon). There is a TAB on the DXDIAG windows titled display which is used to enable/disable 3d
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