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Author Topic: 3D directX  (Read 2636 times)

chelle3005

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3D directX
« on: December 21, 2006, 11:56:52 PM »
I am having problems playing games on my comp. It keeps throwing directX 3D errors at me. I have downloaded the drivers and do not know what else to do. Can anyone help me?

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Re: 3D directX
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006, 05:37:41 AM »
I'm afraid you'll have to be a bit more specific - there could be a ton of different problems:

- bad graphics driver version (try older, try newer)
- hardware running too hot
- bad hardware (psu, gpu, ram, ...)
- problems with game version (try older, try newer)
- ...

You'll have to give some more info :)
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Re: 3D directX
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2006, 10:55:34 AM »
The games are new games. The OS is windows 2000 professional. It is a homemade comp. ATI video card. I am thinking it may be due to the OS so I am putting win 98 on it today. It only had IE 5 so I put 6 on it last night. I am also getting errors on yahoo messenger when I try to send out messages. I am stumped at this point.

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Re: 3D directX
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2006, 06:21:19 PM »
New games on Windows 98? I don't think that's a good idea. . . Your video card and OS might not be capable of the latest DirectX features required by these games.


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Re: 3D directX
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2006, 08:33:00 PM »
Windows98 is generally a bad idea unless you have a very old and slow box - or if you're not a programmer, only do simple things, and remember to save your documents often :)
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