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beetle
03-04-2004, 10:05 PM
Ok Mummy said.....hehehe
anyway i downloaded this prog, and now go to play and it spat the dummy at me.....

CMR4.exe - unable to locate component.
this application has failed to start because d3d9.dll was not found.
reinstalling may fix this problem.

is this something to do with directec X ?

i have no idea what it means here peoples......Susan B said i may need to install or update this prog ?directec X or whatever it is called???

is it a me thing or a disk thing?
(you know what i mean i take it????)

beetle

Jen C
03-04-2004, 10:29 PM
Hi Beetle

First of all, find out what version of DirectX you currently have. Go Start > Run. Type in dxdiag - Enter. You will see on the summary page your current DirectX version. You may need DirectX9 for that game. Did the readme/help files suggest this? DirectX9b (latest version) is included on the April PCW cover disk. If you still have DirectX8, you may like to install DirectX9b - but make sure you set a restore point first. Version 9 can only be removed safely by using System Restore to roll the system back.

beetle
03-04-2004, 10:34 PM
it comes up with version 8.1?


so this is not good enough to run it then?


and you saying it may cause probs so create restore point????

oh buggar.

beetle

Jen C
03-04-2004, 10:49 PM
A quick google around shows this for the game:
Minimum Requirements (Single player)
Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
DirectX 9b
Pentium III or Athlon at 750MHz
256Mb RAM
Supported 32Mb Graphics Card
DirectX 9 Compatible Sound Card
220MB Hard Disk Space

So yes, you will need to upgrade to DirectX 9b. Grab it off the same NZ PCW disk.

>and you saying it may cause probs so create restore point????
It cannot be uninstalled easily. So once installed you can only remove it by using System Restore if you find you are having problems - however it normally behaves very well, so set a point (just in case) and you should be fine using it. :)

Have fun with the game :)

beetle
03-04-2004, 11:55 PM
:_|

Jen????

i have installed directx and it still comes up error......

i have tried it twice.... both progs installed twice, and still no go?

(:p Susan B who is now laughing her head off when she reads this....... )

what am i doing wrong????


bloody machine.

think its bed time..

beetle

metla
04-04-2004, 12:12 AM
Supported 32Mb Graphics Card

beetle
04-04-2004, 12:15 AM
and i dont have one of those then?????


ok restore coming up then.

beetle

Jen C
04-04-2004, 08:37 AM
> ok restore coming up then.

You might as well leave DirectX9b installed, as more and more new games require it anyway.

beetle
04-04-2004, 05:28 PM
In reply to Jen,

its not showing up as installed any way? even though i did the install?


so what is the story?

system restore wouldnt restore to previous time any way , and i tried more than one.

any ideas?

beetle

Susan B
04-04-2004, 07:12 PM
> (:p Susan B who is now laughing her head off when she reads this.......)

Would I do that?! :O


















mwhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! :^O

*cough* Sorry Beetle, I couldn't help it. :p :D


Sorry you couldn't get it working. :-(

Jen C
05-04-2004, 06:52 PM
> In reply to Jen,
> its not showing up as installed any way? even though i did the install
> so what is the story?

You will not find DirectX 9b listed under Add/Remove because it doesn't come with a uninstaller if that was where you were looking. If you think you installed it, check with Start > Run > dxdiag and see what version is listed.

> system restore wouldnt restore to previous time any
> way , and i tried more than one.
> any ideas?

What was the error or message given when you tried?

beetle
05-04-2004, 09:28 PM
just said system restore unable to restore to this date, please try another date? or as close as.........

i did try the diad whatsit one i havent even thougt of looking at add remove progs.....


not gonna worry tonight start fresh tomorow, and refresh the mem and the body first.

ill re check ma details tomorow.

beetle

beetle
07-04-2004, 09:29 PM
Just to get this stupid post back up again.

this directx thing prog is still showing up as only 8.1.

and a few little weird things happening to comp this week.
goes back to blan desktop (no icons ) occasionally.
and a freeze.

but what is bugging me is why it is not showing up directex ?
beetle