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Can't get my games to work without DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 is not backwards compatible apparently.

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December 15, 2013 10:36:48 PM

I put DirectX 9 into it's own folder because no matter how many times I try to download it it comes up with "already have newer version no need to continue" Rome : Total War ,which I purchased through "Steam", requires 9. But when I launch it it acts like I don't have DirectX at all. How do I get this to work? Where do I put the DirectX 9 file so that steam will access that instead of my 11 file?

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December 15, 2013 11:41:45 PM

having dx11 should work. as far as i know at least. It should be backwards compatible. i would suggest that you download dx11, start clean. i dont think installing dx9 in a different folder will work.
i have rome total war and i tried it before and it played fine. im using win7
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December 16, 2013 8:12:44 AM

Yes my Graphics card is a GeForce 250 GTS i'm currently running directX11. No matter what i do I cannot get my rome total war to run with the message "need to install DirectX 9."
December 16, 2013 8:16:37 AM

When I went to the link posted by Hawkeye22 my comp said "determined you are running a newer version so download is unnecessary."
December 16, 2013 8:19:22 AM

I'm running Win 7 Home Premium. Does that matter at all for this? How do you know if your GPU is DX9 compatible? My card only says I'm running DX11 when I do dxdiag check on it.

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December 16, 2013 9:11:21 AM

Your video cards supports up to Directx10. Windows 7 supports up to directx 11, so DX10 is your common denominator. In any case, it should have no problem running DX9 games.

See if this version works for you.