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Thread: Star Wars Empire at War - DirectX problem

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    Scott1969 Guest

    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

  2. #2
    Paul Smith Guest

    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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    Dustin Harper Guest

    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!

  4. #4
    Scott1969 Guest

    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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    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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    Mark Guest

    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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