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leigh40

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i have just installed project igi2 on my pc and it will not work!!!!!
i have updated my direct x to 9 from the microsoft update site with no luck!!!
each time i try to plat the game i get this error message

"direct x error message:D3DERR NOT AVAILABLE file :\project\igi2 b\2\pc\pc_direct 3d c. line 1082"

i have updated my graphics driver and still no luck!
anyone got any ideas?

my system is 2100 xp athlon
gforce4 mx 440
512 mb of ddr ram
msi bd
30 gig hd
thanks later
 
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upgrade from dx9 to dx9.0b.

bring up your DXDIAG
(start button
(run command
(type in DXDIAG
(go to the video tab

then run all your D3D and Direct Draw tests and see what the diagnostic reports on both. tell us what it does.

also, what are the minimum specs for the game, esp as regards the video cards?

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leigh40

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i have a 128 mb ddr ram gfroce mx 440 agp card, all my system specs are well above the games minimum req's.
 
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didya run the DX diagnostic for D3D? what happened?
have you tried to uninstall and reinstall the game?
is there a patch for the game? is it installed?

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leigh40

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not looked at it yet im not and home this weekend and will try out your advice on monday morning. thanks for all your help
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leigh40

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when i run the direct x test thing i get this error message

"Direct3D 7 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x80004005 (Generic failure)
Direct3D 8 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876086c (error code)
Direct3D 9 test results: The tests were cancelled before completing."

anyone got any ideas what thins means?
thanks for any help
later
 
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Hi leigh 40, I am getting the same error codes in DXDIAG. All I did was install new Invidia drivers! How can I go back to the old ones? Halo worked ok before I upgraded drivers. This is very frustrating! Metal1
 
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Well, after a whole evening of frustration,I finally uninstalled the new Nvidia drivers and my motherboard graphics driver and reinstalled the older ones. Presto,I can now play all my games again.
It seems the new Direct X files and any new display drivers are not compatible in Win98. I think this is Microsoft trying to phase out Win98 towards it's End of Life. Oh well, my machine is well again,at any rate.
By the way, this process has to be done in safe mode since you will have no drivers available but the basic Windows drivers.
Thanks everyone, Metal1
 
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