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How to know if a graphic card is shader 2 compatible?

I have no access to the cards for the moment. I only have their names: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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DirectX error on Watch Dogs (game) in windows 8.1 and NVIDIA image preview on configuration is missing?

i recently buyed a new laptop: HP Envy 15-J108LA. i have been using it for 2 weeks now and been playing these 2 games withought ANY problem: watch dogs and Tera Rising. then one day tera would give me ...
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DirectX games crash computer after ~6 minutes

For a little over a week now I have been having an issue where some games rendered using DirectX have been crashing after a small period of time. Usually the result is similar to an immediate system ...
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Windows 8.1 can't detect DirectX 9?

i have really weird problem, just installed for couple times the Direct X 9.0c on my Windows 8.1 Update 1 64bit recently - but the system seems like doesn't assume if DX9 has installed, tried playing ...
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DirectX functionality coverage test suite

Is there a test tool that checks if the directx (direct3D) supporting functions work fine? Something like LTP (Linux Test Project) that tests the Linux's system calls are working fine. Also, about ...
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How to generate DDS (DirectX Texture file) from multiple images?

I am creating a direct X application and I want to put all textures in one DDS file. I have thousands of little .png images (48x48) and I want to put them into one big DDS file without having to ...
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games do not launch nor give error

I wanted to play my steam game TDU2, but after a successful install the game does not start. I mean, there is no window popping up or anything noticeable, except for the launcher that closes (normal ...
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Is it possible to setup remote play for PC games

Specifically, is it possible for a desktop with a decent graphics card (say suitable for Eve Online combat at laptop resolution), to provide remote play to a laptop on wifi or 4G? I took a run at ...
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Directx sound tabs are missing. How to get it back?

Recently I installed windows 8.1 pro on my system. When i opened directx diagnostic tool it had 5 tabs. They are System, display, sound1, sound2 and input. During this time the sound of all the ...
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How to enable texture acceleration in a VM running XP?

In my Windows 8 PC, I'm running a VM with Windows XP vía VirtualBox. I'm trying to play a game that uses DirectX 8.1. The dxdiag tool says DirectX 9.0c is installed, so there's no problem with the ...
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Is Direct X available for Operating Systems other than Windows?

Is Direct X a software exclusively for Windows? If so which software does the work of Direct X in other OS?
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What is the use of DirectX? [closed]

Windows upgrades the Direct X in it's newer versions. But only the games require Direct X during the installation.Is it only useful for games or does it have any other useful purpose?
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What is the difference between tessellation and displacement/bump mapping?

As can be read here LINK displacement mapping is in some cases a "better substitute" for bump mapping, tessellation is based on displacement mapping. So what is the main difference between those 3? Do ...
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d3dx10_43.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error

I have tried to install the FBX Viewer application from Clockstone on two Windows 7 Professional 32bit systems. The installation completes on both machines but when I start the application I receive ...
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Graphics card(?) causing crashes

I've got a Geforce GTX 660Ti It's been running fine for 5-6 weeks. Today I launched Left4Dead2 and got 7-8 FPS (usually a rock solid 300 even at the busiest moments). In case of driver/software ...
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What DLL's does DirectX 5 use?

I know directX 9 uses many DLL's, but the main DLL is d3d9.dll which I can replace with my own one and so "hook" into an application using DirectX 9. I can do the same for directx 8. But I have a game ...
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My computer crashes when I start a steam game

When I start a game, for example CS: GO, my computer crashes. First the screen goes black screen, then it crashes and starts again by it self. I think its something to do with DirectX, because when I ...
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Why can't I open any DirectX samples in Visual Studio 2012?

I have a Dell Studio XPS running Windows 8 Pro. I upgraded it from Windows 7 shortly after Windows 8 was released. I also installed Visual Studio 2012 Professional shortly after it was released and ...
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How can I launch games so that while playing there is a visible, but not obtrusive session timer visible?

When I play games, it would be useful to know how long I've been playing (without having to remember when I started). Several solutions exist that provide session timers, but they are obtrusive, ...
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better games compatibility on Windows 2003 [closed]

I think i have setup all the basic stuff required for gaming: direct3d acceleration, disabled DEP on all programs, etc. but, some XP-compatible games are still crashing without showing any error: ...
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d3dx9_43.dll is missing from your computer

According to dxdiag, the directx version of my system is 11 Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333) Language: English ...
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Graphics-related “Slow motion” in Windows 7 64-bit OS, Persistant [Resolved]

What seems to be a DirectX problem in Windows popped up a few hours ago after a blue screen that was too fast to read the error code from. Its effect is that minimizing/loading windows are now slow. ...
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Overlay/Get FPS of window

I'm not sure if this is more proper in stackexchange, but how do programs such as steam (the game overlay) and FRAPS overlay data over a window? I've noticed that the overlay/fraps can only work on ...
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Constant freezes on my machine on Desktop PC for 2 years

My desktop PC is a pretty tough one. For over 2 years I've been using this custom desktop (consisting of all types of parts, will post specs later) It first started by using an application called ...
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Why is there no DirectX.log installation log?

I am distributing a DirectX 9 app, using Aug 2007 version. DirectX is installed silently. A user is reporting the install is successful, but a problem occurs when running the app (cannot find ...
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How to run an directx or opengl application as desktop background?

Well, on windows 7 you have only the ability for slide shows, but there is fortunately a trick to enable desktop video backgrounds on Windows 7 using the Vista (DreamScene) DLL files. Now I was ...
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Why do lots of games have Direct X 9 and 11 options, but NOT DX10?

I don't really know much about DirectX other than it is responsible of having better graphic options for games, for example, tessellation and Ambient Occlusion in DX11. But my question is, why some ...
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Have to reinstall DirectX every time I start my PC

Recently, every time I restart my computer I have been getting this error message: ksbsync.exe This program cannot start because OpenCLD.dll is missing. This seems to prevent games from ...
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Video overlay for Direct X for Windows

Is it possible to have a video overlay on top of a Direct X. For example I want to have a video playing while playing a game. Steam and Fraps both have custom UI overlays for Direct X applications. ...
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Direct3D crashes dxdiag in 32-bit but works fine in 64-bit mode

DxDiag crashes when I open it unless I bypass Direct3D. It works fine in 64-bit mode. I have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M, and I've tried updating (also uninstalling, reinstalling) my drivers. I've also ...
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Is DirectX really installed on Windows 7?

I ask because it sure doesn't feel like it. I have all my games installed on an external hard drive, and whenever I try running any of them on any Windows 7 computer which is supposed to already have ...
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Is it mandatory to install all DirectX versions for different games?

While installing the newest game of the Medal of Honor series, I got a strange DLL error saying that the game couldn't be launched. When I installed DirectX 11, available as an installer, it worked. ...
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How do I disable DirectDraw and Direct3D acceleration on Windows 8?

Some old games that I would really like to play run slowly on some graphic drivers when Direct3D acceleration is enabled. I have tried many suggestions but none seem to work. The only thing I have ...
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DirectX 11 on Windows 8 doesn't detect nVidia GeForce GT540M

I have installed Windows 8 Release Preview, and installed nVidia drivers, but the only graphics card detected by DirectX Diagnostics Tool and DirectX-based games is Intel HD Graphics integrated into ...
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Does Windows 8 bring in any changes to DirectX (specifically Direct 3D) pipeline?

Windows Vista brought in DirectX 10, thereby breaking compatibility with apps/games which are exclusively designed for DirectX 10. Does Windows 8 introduce any such APIs, thereby breaking ...
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Does VMWare Fusion 5.0.1 support Direct X 10?

I just upgraded VMWare Fusion to 5.0.1 and I'm trying to find out if it supports DirectX 10. If not, will VMWare be bringing out an update soon?
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Windows cannot enter very low-res video mode with modern graphics cards/drivers

NEW! I was trying to post here yesterday, but it kept giving me an error. I have discovered that it actually is not using DirectX at all, but GDI or whatever is the non-DX graphics in Windows (not ...
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Is my HDD crashing? [closed]

I was playing this game named League of Legends today on my laptop. It is an MMOG and before the game started (the online fight between players) my laptop just hung and stopped responding. ...
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Detect / Trace which version of Direct X is used / called?

Microsoft Flight Simulator offers a Direct 10 Preview. How can I trace that the DX10 API is actually called, and no longer (only) the DX9 API. Is there a way (logs / tools) to trace this? I want to ...
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Does f.lux affect DirectX video games?

Does f.lux affect the color temperature of DirectX video games? I appreciate what it does on the desktop, but I'm not sure if I want it on in a game.
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Game for DirectX 9 not working with DirectX 11

I have installed a game called "Orcs Must Die" but when running it, it only shows an error about absence of d3dx9_43.dll file. It's part of DX 9, however I hava already DX 11 installed. How can I ...
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DirectX (probably after update) makes my system freeze

Lately I bought Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Installed it on my Windows 7 SP1 64-bit system. The game came with DirectX 11 patch that was installed (I would say successfully). The problem is ...
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Corrupt display - possibly related to DirectX

I've a Nvidia GT 240 plugged into a Asus M2N68-AMSE2 on XP Pro SP2 driving a 22" LCD display at 1080/32bpp/60Hz. Till Sunday, everything was working fine with no hint of a problem. On Monday morning, ...
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How can I play games requiring DirectX in linux?

I am an avid gamer, I use Windows & Linux, I would like to play games in my Ubuntu machine which requires DirectX. How can I run the game which requires DirectX in Linux?
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Disable DirectDraw, but still have Direct3D?

I have a Windows XP SP3 machine, with up-to-date patches. It has DirectX 9.0c, version number 4.09.00.0904. Can I disable DirectDraw, but have Direct3D still active? I read the Wikipedia articles ...
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What's the difference between 64-bit and 32-bit dxdiag?

I'm doing some logging and noticed that on 64-bit platforms I can use the /64bit switch to run 64-bit dxdiag. I assume there must be some reason for doing this, namely additional functionality in the ...
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No sound with VMWare workstation when playing 3D games

I'm trying to set up a gaming virtual machine, because I don't want all that 'junk' on my main system. I already have VMware Workstation 7, I decided to create a new VM with Windows 7 and Windows XP. ...
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WPF & RenderTierCapability, what could cause a machine to be dropped from Tier 2 to 0?

I'm having an issue on some imaged machines where they will started out on Tier 2 and after some time of use (they are well spec'd kiosk machines, quad-core, Nvidia 550Ti), they drop to Tier 0 and ...
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Why didn't OpenGL pervail? [closed]

If somebody could give a lengthy and in-depth explanation (or a link to an article) as to why OpenGL never took off, but instead Direct3D/DirectX became dominant in the gaming sector it'd be much ...
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DirectX is missing

After installing a fresh copy of windows 7 I am not able to run a single game and I am having other problems related to DirectX - all dlls from System32 are missing and I do not know how to fix this. ...