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Questions tagged [directx-9]

DirectX 9 is a collection of APIs for Microsoft Windows that facilitate access to system hardware to facilitate multimedia tasks, including video game programming, released for Windows XP, Vista, and 7.

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Can I remove an old Directx version

Will installing Directx 9.0c overwrite or delete the current version(12) ? I need to play an old game. Also can i remove Directx 9.0c if i have to run newer games. Retroarch requires 9.0c.
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Halo 2 PC no longer running because of d3dx9_31.dll

I have had Halo 2 installed on my PC for some time now and have never had any issues. Last night, my PC (running Windows 10) updated. After the update, I can no longer run Halo 2. Upon launch, I ...
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Cannot Launch League of Legends Game with Unknown DirectX Error

When I try to start the game, it shows me the following error. what can I do?
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How can I fix old games being run in portrait mode on my Windows tablet?

I have a tablet with Windows 10 on it. It has an Intel Cherry Trail processor with integrated graphic card. I installed several games on it (Warcraft 3, C&C: Generals, NFS: Most Wanted, UT2004, ...
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What is Direct X, and why do games keep on requesting different versions?

I am not very experienced with computers, and was wondering what Direct X actually does, on my PC. Why do various games request different versions? Should the latest version cover all of them, or do ...
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How can I run old games on Windows 7 with a DirectX 9 error?

I have installed Command & Conquer Tiberium Wars on my Windows 7 laptop and updates. However, when I try to run it I see this error1: To answer the points in the dialog: I have DirectX 11 ...
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Steam - The Latest version of Microsoft DirectX(r) is required to play [game here]

If I try to launch any game from steam, it gives this error: Steam - latest DirectX required The latest version of MicrosoftX(r) is required to play [game] Microsoft DirectX(r) download site ...
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bit.trip runner dx9 failed to create full screen device

When i try to run bit.trip runner I get this error: "dx9 failed to create full screen device" already tried changing settings in game.cfg yet no matter what settings i use i get the same error :/ ...
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I cant see reskins in new update in Team Fortress 2

I can't see the new reskins in the new update. it says that DirectX 8.0 is the reason. But how to I update DirectX to 9.0?
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“Unable to initialize DirectX 9 device” when attempting to launch GTA V?

I have GTA V on Steam and when I go to launch it after downloading, the loading screen comes up and and then goes to a message: Unable to initialize DirectX 9 device I've tried asking R* for help ...
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Load-Up Error

I just bought Battlefront 2 (good ol' nostalgia) and noticed that when I tried to play it through steam I got an error when loading up. The error is as follows: Cannot create Direct3D device! ...
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How to turn on Direct3D acceleration

Hi I was trying to play the settlers 6 which as I know uses DirectX 9. During startup it said Graphics Engine could not be initialized so I started dxdiag where one point was deactivated: Direct3D ...
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Why would I want to use a particular version of DirectX? How should I choose?

I've noticed a number of games lately that give me a choice of what version of DirectX to run the game with, usually 9, 10, or 11 (or some subset thereof). I have a graphics card that supports DirectX ...
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Directx.log internal system error when trying to install Need for Speed: Most Wanted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I don't have a dedicated GPU and I can't install DirectX to play NFS Most Wanted Still nobody is solved the problem about Directx.log. Following message occurs when I ...
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NFS: Most Wanted complains that D3DX9_26.DLL is missing

I am struggling to play NFS: Most Wanted on my laptop. It has windows 7 and DirectX 11. But when I start NFS it says that D3DX9_26.DLL is missing. I used to play this game on my PC which had Windows ...
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How do I troubleshoot the 'd3dx9_35.dll is missing' error?

I just downloaded and installed The Witcher from GOG.com. However, when attempting to launch the game (the game itself, after the launcher) I get the following error: The program can't start ...
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Starcraft 2 — DirectX 10 effects?

I seem to recall rumors that Starcraft 2 looked better when using DirectX 10 over DirectX 9. Is this true, and if so can you give examples (preferably in screenshot form)?
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What's the difference between DirectX 10 and DirectX 9?

In Civilization V, when starting the game, it offers me the option of using DirectX 10 or DirectX 9. Are there any graphics quality or performance gains present when using the DirectX 10 version? I ...