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DirectInput device shows attached when not connected

I seem to be having some problems with USB devices and DirectInput. I had a USB game controller (Razer Sabertooth Elite) which broke and I no longer use, but the DirectInput entry for it in dxdiag ...
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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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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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failed to load library d3dx9.dll

That and The program can't start because d3d9.dll is missing from your computer I installed Visual Studio 2013 last night and today trying to load Skype or any game fails with this message. I've ...
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Direct X setup installation error

Every time I try to install any directX i get the same error "please refer to DXerror.log and Directx.log in your Windows folder to determine problem." I dont have that 2 files anywhere in my system. ...
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Can we have both Direct X9 and 11 on the same Windows 7 system?

I'm already having DirectX 11 but some games and software have an option to install DirectX 9 by force which I can't stop. Is there any harm if I install game or software along with DX9 ?
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Windows 10 running games slowly [closed]

Issue: All my games running on Windows 10 are running slowly When I tried Unturned on my Windows 7, I get around 50~60 FPS But when I played the game on Windows 10 Insider Program, I get much lower ...
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How to enable Direct3D acceleration for 32bit applications in Windows 8?

Now I know that this issue has been discussed much around the web but most of the solutions focus Windows XP and/or are outdated. Some suggest updating video drivers, some say editing specific ...
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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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What is the “real” memory of my display graphics card?

I purchased a desktop two years back asking the vendor to install a "1 GB" graphics card. The card which is installed in my system is Nvidia 9400 GT, and the NVIDIA website provides the following ...
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Direct access to video card using a microcontroller or DOS-based OS [closed]

I am trying to build a handheld 3D positioning system that can track in real-time (1000 Hz) a handheld 3D position in reference to a virtual 3D object. To be more specific: I have a robotic arm ...
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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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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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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 on Windows 7 - older game

I am using a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit edition. I was previously using Vista 32 bit. Both times I was just using the default version of DirectX which came with Windows, which was version 10 for ...
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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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How can I find the GUID of my graphics device?

How can I find the GUID of my DirectX/Direct3D graphics device in Windows 7? I need to put it in a registry entry.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Graphics Cards DirectX version upgrade?

When shopping or looking at specs for graphics card you will see the DirectX version that it supports (in my specific case the card supports 10). What I want to know is that when Microsoft released ...