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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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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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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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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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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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Installing DirectX “A Cabinet file cannot be trusted”

I am trying to install the latest version of DirectX from Microsoft but I get the following issue. Any ideas?
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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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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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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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Radeon HD4850 serious issues when using DirectX 10

I have a problem with my video card. Whenever I run a DirectX 10 game, it works for a few seconds (10 or so) and then starts displaying nothing but big polygons. I have tested this with Crysis and ...
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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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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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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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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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How is OpenGL and DirectX performance in VMWare Fusion 3?

I'm already a VMWare Fusion 2 user and Fusion 3 (just released here) has numerous features in conjunction with Snow Leopard. I'm curious to know if anyone in particular has tried it out and ...
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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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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 d3dx9_35....
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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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Which is the latest DirectX version for Windows 7?

Which is latest DirectX latest version for Windows 7? 9, 10 or 11? And from where can I download it?
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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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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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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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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 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. CTRL-ALT-...
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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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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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“Scan line” tearing effect on my laptop monitor?

I have a Nvidia 130M graphics card, on an Acer Aspire 5739G model laptop. When I play games, any games, every few seconds there is somewhat of a "scan line" tear that's horizontal and runs from the ...
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Degraded game performance after format

So I had sent my PC to a repair shop for a format, and when I have it back I noticed that some of the games I usually play are running slower than usual. For example, pre-format, my PC was able to ...
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Games minimize to task bar

Ever since installing Internet Explorer 9, several my games in Steam either crash (for instance Burnout Paradise) or insist on minimizing to the task bar (for instance GTA IV). In the latter case, ...
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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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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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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. ...
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AudioVideoPlayback.dll is currently in use

When I try to install the June 2010 DirectX SDK, I receive this message: The DirectX component "Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback.dll" is currently in use by other applications. You must close ...
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What Virtualization Servers support Windows Clients with Direct X?

In advance I'd like to state this question is similar to its predecessors here and here but, those questions are old and I would like an up to date answer based on current technology. I want to host ...
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How to check which directx runtime version is installed on my windows machine?

I need to do coding for 3D graphics, I would like to check which version of directx runtime is installed on my Windows machine. How to do that?
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How to limit FPS for a DirectX application (e.g.: game) if it uses a launcher?

There are many games without an FPS cap. Most of them are free2play. The better PC you have, the more tearing you'll get. (Also, your PC may turn into a heater.) What I found as a workaround for ...
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Upscaled windowed mode?

Since games still suck at alt-tabbing out of them, especially when playing in fullscreen, I'd like the idea of playing some of them windowed. The problem is, some of the games need to be played in ...
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Google Earth, Matrox G200eW, and DirectX

So i'm trying to use Google Earth on a server that has a Matrox G200eW video card. Does anyone know if this built-in card supports DirectX? I've tried updating the drivers with no success. It seems ...
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Testing Direct3D 9 vs OpenGL 2 performance

I want to test on Windows 7 if my old ATI Radeon X1650 card can do better at rendering Direct3D 9 or OpenGL 2. Does anyone know any software that can help with determining this, like a benchmark?
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Direct3D availability in DirectX

What exactly gives an XP machine the ability to have Direct3D to be enabled/disabled in DirectX 9c? Is it the video card driver? Motherboard driver? Something related to a Windows/.Net Update? A ...
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Installing DirextX 9 SDK in Windows 7

I'm following the following tutorials here: http://www.euclideanspace.com/software/games/setup/dx9vb/installation/index.htm On this page, I was supposed to download the DirextX 9.0 SDK. It has to ...
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Enabling Direct3D on XP using Older NVidia cards

I'm having a really hard time figuring this one out and could use some advice: I have 5 machines with XP SP3 installed all using the same setup. They all have NVidia 8600 GT video cards, DirectX 9c ...