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video card problem

by gkboy28 / July 6, 2005 11:55 AM PDT

Please help a computer challenged member of this forum...
I have a Emachines t6212 with a ATI RADEON XPRESS 200.
When I got the computer I could play Battle for Middle Earth on it with no problem at all.
Now, when I start the game I get a message asking if my video card has the requirements to play the game...it also asks me if I have something called Direct x 9....
Could I have erased some setting on the hard drive so the game is not working? Now(and I know this is probably a stupid question) isn't the video card installed in the computer?? I couldn't have erased anything vital could I???
How do I get my game to work again...
Thanks.

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you could re-install directx
by ozos / July 6, 2005 12:01 PM PDT
In reply to: video card problem

DirectX is Microsoft's program for games and so forth

www.microsoft.com/directx

the only version they will have for DL is DirectX 9.0c, which is perfectly fine (you need the version the game requires or newer (as all versions are backwards compatable))

i'd try that
and if that doesn't work come back and i'd be happy to help you out some more, but personally if it doesn't work, i'd say contact the game's publisher

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no luck
by gkboy28 / July 6, 2005 12:27 PM PDT

I reinstalled direct x ....still no luck.
I have a feeling this is not a game problem though...
when I boot up my computer, the install new hardware wizard comes up....automatically...I don't know why..

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Try deleting and reinstalling the game...
by John Robie / July 7, 2005 3:41 AM PDT
In reply to: no luck

then playing while offline (closing down the internet), temporarily disable programs that may be running in the background, or at startup, including any anti-virus, firewalls, or spyware programs. Be sure to restart your PC after gaming to enable those programs back.

On your T6212, the ATI Radeon

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thanks
by gkboy28 / July 7, 2005 8:53 AM PDT

thank you John I'll try that...I had no idea it was something integrated...tells you how much I know about all this Wink

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