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Star Wars Empire at War - DirectX problem

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Old 30-01-2007
Scott1969
 
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Star Wars Empire at War - DirectX problem

I tried to install and run this game on Vista Home Premium 32bit and the
launcher tells me that insufficient DirectX is detected.

It wants to install d3dx9_27.dll in order to run. I've tried running it in
compatibility mode but no luck.

I had the same problem in XP but just ran the DX installer to overcome it.

Should I do the same in Vista or do I run the risk of overwriting something
important in Vista's version of DirectX 9L?

Thanks in advance

Scott

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Old 30-01-2007
Paul Smith
 
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Re: Star Wars Empire at War - DirectX problem

Yes, go ahead and install it. Vista will take the bits it needs like some
new DLLs.
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Old 30-01-2007
Dustin Harper
 
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Re: Star Wars Empire at War - DirectX problem

You can install it. I don't think that Vista will overwrite the newer
files, but it will install what it needs. Let us know how it turns out!
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Old 03-02-2007
Scott1969
 
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Re: Star Wars Empire at War - DirectX problem

Thanks to both of you for the replies. The installation drops a d3dx9_xx.dll
into the \windows\system32 folder and the installation for the expansion
drops a whole lot more in along with other stuff that I noticed the DX
installer adding.

The main d3d dlls are still the Vista versions though, so nothing was
overwritten.
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Old 17-12-2008
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Re: Star Wars Empire at War - DirectX problem

I can run the game the space battles all look great but I cant do any of the ground missions, any fixes?
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Old 17-12-2008
Mark
 
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Re: Star Wars Empire at War - DirectX problem

Have you downloaded the directx9 runtimes? Vista came with Directx10 but was
missing some pieces of 9. You can download Directx9 at
http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-US...rectX10-a.aspx

If you click the "download the latest Directx" you will get the 9.0c
download page. Don't worry it will not downrev your system, just fill in any
missing pieces.
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