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Am I running the correct version of DirectX?

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July 13, 2012 7:13:36 PM

Hey, I have been having problems with my game Age of Empires III as the ground appears black (as you should see the ground), and I have been troubleshooting with my GPU for a while and fiddling around with the graphics settings, but when I went on the DirectX Diagnostic Tool it said that I was running DirectX 9.0c. This was really weird as my GPU (Radeon 6570) uses DirectX 11 so I am really unsure of what is going on with my computer.

I did use the onboard GPU (for a long time) in my computer which is a GeForce 6150 LE GPU which runs DirectX 9.0c.

This is my computer:
AMD Sempron 3400+ 1.8GHz
Crucial 3GB (2x1GB+2x512MB) @ 333MHz
Sapphire Radeon 6570 2GB DDR3
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM 3GB/s
a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 7:17:27 PM

You are using the correct directX. Windows XP doesn't support anything higher than what you have now, even if the GPU supports it.

Try to re-install your GPU drivers if you havn't and see if that helps your problem.
July 13, 2012 7:30:24 PM

So basically I need Windows 7 to actually use DirectX 11?

And its not the GPU drivers. Some of the art files are corrupted as it lagged out when it was installing as it was a huge file. I tried some other games and I haven't had any problems in them.
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 9:20:50 PM

What program did you use to install it? Is it from the disk? Preforming a re-install of the game would be the best bet if you have corrupted files.

And yes, you'd need W7 for dx11.
a c 273 U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 9:23:06 PM

trapper said:
What program did you use to install it? Is it from the disk? Preforming a re-install of the game would be the best bet if you have corrupted files.

And yes, you'd need W7 for dx11.

Or Vista.
a c 107 U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 9:47:49 PM

uninstall and reinstall..... or after you put the dvd in and it starts up/install/repair.
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