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Windows 10 and DirectX 9 - big problem

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Windows 10 and DirectX 9 - big problem

Postby Sarge31FR » Mon May 15, 2017 10:47 am

Hi guys, thought i'd mention a problem i have since yesterday. Two days ago, i made a clean install of Windows 10, current version is 1703 (Build 15063.296). As usual, i installed DirectX9 using the web installer, and the installation went smoothly. But... yesterday, i began setting up my Bf42 modding environment, including the game itself and 3ds max 8. Unlike before, both Bf42 and 3ds max now won't work anymore. No matter what i try (compat mode, run as admin etc.), Bf42 starts with an error message telling me that i need to have DirectX 8.1 installed, and then crashes. 3ds max 8 starts, but i can't switch the graphics mode to Direct3D and can only use opengl.

I already tried installing the full DirectX9 redist, but that didn't help either. dxdiag doesn't show any problems, Direct3D is activated as well. Other games using DirectX9 seem to run without problem though.

I've been unable to fix this up to this point, and have no more ideas on what to do. Take this as a warning, doing a clean install of Windows 10 will most likely make it impossible for you to play Bf42 any longer :(
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Re: Windows 10 and DirectX 9 - big problem

Postby TheVicar » Mon May 15, 2017 7:05 pm

Many thanks. I'm building a new PC soon and will put Win7/linux on it.

It looks like the death of this game will be Microsoft driven,

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Re: Windows 10 and DirectX 9 - big problem

Postby iCQ » Tue May 16, 2017 12:34 pm

Try not to use windows 10 for MANY valid and proven reasons.

If you want to work with older software and games you found another reason why not to use windows 10.
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Re: Windows 10 and DirectX 9 - big problem

Postby Jesus Villamor » Tue May 16, 2017 4:43 pm

Hi Sarge,

That's not a very good sign to me. Does this mean... :shock:

Since i'm still not using Windows, have you try to enable the DirectPlay feature on Windows 10?

Do you still have a Windows 7 license? Maybe you could re-install that OS for a while.

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