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Offline ghozt

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"could not initialize directX 8" Problem.
« on: August 30, 2008, 06:25:30 pm »
full error message --> "could not initialize directX Graphics.
you must have installed DirectX 8 or better.
Try tunninh Solday in compatibility mode."

i was just wandering if i could run soldat in a smaller screen, so i went in the "Soldat Mod Starter" and unchecked "Fullscreen", and i tried running soldat and that error popped up, i tried rechecking it, but it says the same thing.. help??

(YES MY DRIVERS ARE UP TO DATE - DirectX 9)
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Re: "could not initialize directX 8" Problem.
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008, 08:00:57 pm »
Have you tried running Soldat in compatibility mode?

Soldat Setup -> More -> Tick "Video Compatibility".
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Re: "could not initialize directX 8" Problem.
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 09:25:23 pm »
yeah i tried that, and it didn't work.

restarting my computer did it though. Thanks anyways SpiltCoffee
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Re: "could not initialize directX 8" Problem.
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008, 10:49:57 pm »
Thanks anyways SplitCoffee
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Re: "could not initialize directX 8" Problem.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2008, 11:11:19 pm »
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Re: "could not initialize directX 8" Problem.
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Re: "could not initialize directX 8" Problem.
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 01:28:38 am »
Simple solution - change your resolution display to 16 bit instead of 24 or 32 bit.

Right click on desktop -> properties -> settings then just change your 'Colour Quality'

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Re: "could not initialize directX 8" Problem.
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 01:37:01 am »
Simple solution - change your resolution display to 16 bit instead of 24 or 32 bit.
I highly doubt that will do anything useful; that'll just make everything look fugly.

What OS are you on? Vista? If so, right click on Soldat.exe, properties, tick Run As Administrator.
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Re: "could not initialize directX 8" Problem.
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 01:42:19 am »
ive had this happen before it seems to happen when another program is using directx already check to make sure you dont have any programs running in the background that use directx or u dont already have a soldat open

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Re: "could not initialize directX 8" Problem.
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 01:54:30 am »
Guys, read...

yeah i tried that, and it didn't work.

restarting my computer did it though. Thanks anyways SpiltCoffee


His problem is fixed. Stop posting in this thread, for christ sake.
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