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Cannot install directX 9

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by 86prelude, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. 86prelude

    86prelude Thread Starter

    Nov 10, 2008
    I am currently on vacation in South America, and while here my trusty old Dell laptop failed, so i decided to go and buy a new one. I ended up with a Sony Vaio (VGN-NR330FE).
    The problem however was that, alltho it is a decent laptop running Vista Home Premium and DirectX 10 with no problem, I cannot find any way to install DirectX 9.
    As i understand it, DirectX 10 is not backwards compatible, and for an online game that I have been playing for the last 8 years now, called Tibia, I need to have DirectX 9 installed in order for it to run smoothly.
    So, i hope there is a way to get DirectX 9 installed on this thing.

    If you need further information about my system, let me know.

    Thank you

    P.s. I am not interrested in people flaming me about how crappy my favourite game is, but it seems this forum is professional enough, that this wont happen.
  2. peterh40


    Apr 15, 2007
    DirectX 10 supports directX 9 games,otherwise 90% of the current games or applications would be incompatible with Vista!
    Som there is no point trying the install DirectX 9 anyway. Just install the game or games and they should run ok.
    My oldest game is Max Payne (2000) and works ok on Vista...
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