Problems getting the game to launch. Direct X-related? Help! -1 reply

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#1 16 years ago

Hey all...I installed Jedi Outcast, and I can't get it to launch. The initial menu comes up, but when I click "Single Player Game" it just sits there/doesn't launch the game. I don't get an error message at all. Then when I Ctrl/Alt/Delete out of it, the computer freezes, and I have to manually shutdown.

I am running Windows 98 SE with DirectX 8.1. I have a 16-bit Soundblaster soundcard and a ATI Rage 128 video card. The RAM/Free Space is not an issue. I'm running off of an Asus Motherboard. I have the most current drivers for both video/sound cards. I'm getting an error when I run the Direct X diagnostic; it can't access "Direct Sound" or "Direct Music." How can I make DirectX see the sound card? There is no "Sound Tab" in the directx diagnostic tool. Lucasarts Tech Support says that this is the reason the game won't run, but they haven't given me ideas on fixing the problem.

Did anyone else encounter this problem after successfully installing the game? Any help would be appreciated. Just email me @ [email]TruthFox42@hotmail.com[/email] I played the demo of the game at work, and I'm dying to make the game work!!!!!!! ARGGGG




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#2 16 years ago

I personally hat DirectX8.1! It corrupts my Windows and will not let it boot up meaning I have to reformat. Can't help you much here, but if you need to get DirectX8.0 you have to reformat! No way to uninstall 8.1 so that sucks :( Anyhoo hope you find a solution!

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#3 16 years ago

Get directx 9 ;)




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#4 16 years ago

Hey folks,

Thanks for your prompt replies :). I loaded the game on my other drive (I use that one for music editing, so I was reluctant to put any games on the drive...), and it works fine. So weird. I guess I have a corrupt version of DirectX. That's the best I can figure. Who knows. I'm still going to try to fix the problem on the other drive. But at least for now, I'm playing!!!!!! (I was playing till the wee hours of the morning, and now I'm at work. Blech.)

Anyways, thanks a lot. :p