Star Wars Empire at War - DirectX problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Scott1969, Jan 30, 2007.

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    Scott1969 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

    Scott1969, Jan 30, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    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.
    Get ready for Windows Vista:

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    Paul Smith, Jan 30, 2007
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  3. 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
    Dustin Harper, Jan 30, 2007
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    Scott1969 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

    Scott1969, Feb 3, 2007
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    kingwolf69 Guest

    I can run the game the space battles all look great but I cant do any o
    the ground missions, any fixes
    kingwolf69, Dec 17, 2008
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    Mark Guest

    Have you downloaded the directx9 runtimes? Vista came with Directx10 but was
    missing some pieces of 9. You can download Directx9 at

    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.

    Hope that helps!
    Mark, Dec 17, 2008
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