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Rhiannon_Loraine
02-04-2003, 02:39 PM
Every time I install a game off the PC WORLD PLUS CD-ROM, and go to start the game I get:

ERROR STARTING PROGRAM
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(!) A required .DLL file, D3D8.DLL, was not found.


And it wont work!! this happens on most of the games I install off this CD and last months CD as well.

What the hell is going on?

honeylaser
02-04-2003, 02:46 PM
D3D8.DLL is part of the Microsoft DirectX video driver.

Go to Start > Run and type "dxdiag". You should be able to view your DirectX version.

It should be version 9.0a to be up to date. You can download it from Microsoft.com (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.asp)

tweak\'e
02-04-2003, 02:47 PM
you need to install directX. i think dx8.1 is proberly on the disk.

some of the games need dx8 or higher.

what OS and video card do you have?

Rhiannon_Loraine
02-04-2003, 03:05 PM
I have Win98 and the Graphics Card is a NVIDIA RIVA TNT pro
I checked to see if its working and it is.
(control panel>System/Device Manager/Display Adapters)

Rhiannon_Loraine
02-04-2003, 03:09 PM
I'll download the newest version of DirectX and see if it works

Rhiannon_Loraine
02-04-2003, 03:53 PM
Sweeeeetttt!!
It worked, and so do all my games!!!!

Thanks heaps