Star Wars Empire at War - DirectX problem


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Guest

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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Paul Smith

Scott1969 said:
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?

Yes, go ahead and install it. Vista will take the bits it needs like some
new DLLs.

--
Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
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Dustin Harper

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!


Dustin Harper
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Guest

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.

Scott
 
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