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Author Topic: DirectX error D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE  (Read 44255 times)

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Rene van Leeuwen

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« on: November 06, 2005, 11:43:33 AM »

Weíve bought the program IGI 2 from Codemasters. When we start the program the following error message appears:

Fatal error:

Couldnít get device caps

DirectX error message: D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE
File: \project\igi2\B\2\PC\pc_direct3d.c line: 2634

We run Windows XP.

Can anybody tell me what to do? Iíve tried to reinstall the version directX 8.1 (as supplied with the game CD), tried downloading version 9 from microsoft , but this didnít help either.




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    Re: DirectX error D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE
    « Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005, 12:34:31 PM »
    You need to download DirectX 9c. Install that then from the command prompt after reboot type in dxdiag and let us know what is displayed.
    Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"

    Rene van Leeuwen

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    Re: DirectX error D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE
    « Reply #2 on: November 09, 2005, 01:23:02 PM »
    thanks for the advice. Download done and tried installing from command prompt. did not succeed becasue of Windows Logo-test.
    So, did no reboot, but checked dxdiag. Following findings:
    directx version 8.1 (
    - vga.dll has no signature
    - nvapu.sys has no signature
    - registerinfo: directplay8 TCP/IP, IPX, Modem, Serial Services Provider mssing or damaged

    Any suggestions?

    Thnx in advance




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    Re: DirectX error D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE
    « Reply #3 on: November 09, 2005, 06:06:11 PM »

    The requested back buffer format is not supported, or hardware acceleration is not available for the specified formats.


    i.e., It's a problem with the program.

    Best regards,