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paynie666

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#1 14 years ago

Hi Guys, Im new on here! Ive got a big problem and I cant fix it! I am running win 2000 and bought a game called 'NHRA Tope Fuel Thunder' from America! I installed it, and all was fine! Then I was reading the game instructions, and it recommended I install DirectX 8.1, which comes on the cd! So, without thinking, I installed it! (Without knowing DirectX 9 was alredy installed) Now the game doesn't work! When you click on the icon, you just get a small black window. After a sec or two, it should go full screen and the game should start.......but it doesn't. This screen just sits there forever, untill you right click and 'end now' Im using a GeForce FX 5200 Nvidia Graphics card. Can anyone help? Thanks, Tom




Tachyon

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#2 14 years ago

Go to the Microsoft website and download the latest DirectX (9.0b or 9.0c I think). That should sort out your problem.




emonkies

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#3 14 years ago

reinstall direct X 9. Older games should be compatible with most newer versions of DX.

Im not a expert but Im wondering if installing DX8.1 caused your video card drivers to freak out if they were designed with DX9 in mind.

If that still doesnt work reinstall your video card drivers.




paynie666

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#4 14 years ago

Thanks for replying! I've tried uninstalling the graphics card, and installing it again, but its just the same. I tried uninstalling the game, and installing it again....still the same! I dont know what to do next!




Peeping Tom

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#5 14 years ago

Re-install DX 9




paynie666

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#6 14 years ago

Ive re-installed DirectX 9 aswell.....and its still the same. This is why im so confused, the game still doesn't work!




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#7 14 years ago

I have a similar problem with my new computer, no matter what I try, it still just goes black, and I can't do anything. I'm waiting for the new graphics card to come (bet it won't work, I have the support helpline stumped :lol: !).




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#8 14 years ago

DX only will install newer items, if the version is older, It may look like its installing. But it will not update anything, it is likly you would have this problem even if you never installed DX 8... Whats your specs and driver version?