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Anonymous
December 30, 2004 1:55:01 AM

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When attempting to install this game I receive the following messages:

Dsetup.dll
"Cannot get address of DirectXSetupGetVersion

followed by:

oops
"m_DirectXSetupGetVersion is NULL"

I've contacted the EA Games tech support and followed their instructions
regarding background processes, tried copying discs and launching from my
hard drive, even exchanged discs at their suggestion, and I still get the
same message. I've run DXDIAG, which shows no problems. I have DirectX 9c and
my computer surpasses all minimum requirements for the game. I have other EA
Games and no problems.

Any suggestions?

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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 2:23:33 AM

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"tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ABCA1C3B-060A-485A-BD73-1C10C2F2CFD3@microsoft.com...
> When attempting to install this game I receive the following messages:
>
> Dsetup.dll
> "Cannot get address of DirectXSetupGetVersion
>
> followed by:
>
> oops
> "m_DirectXSetupGetVersion is NULL"

> Any suggestions?

Stab in the dark... Are you using the same language version of Windows / DX
and the game?

--
Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
http://www.dasmirnov.net/
http://windows.dasmirnov.net/ Windows XP Resource Site.

*Replace nospam with smirnov to reply by e-mail*
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 2:23:34 AM

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Thanks for the reply Paul. I'm in the U.S.A. I bought the game at a local
store. I just double checked DXDIAG and I do have the English language
version. Windows XP Home is English language also.

Tom

"Paul Smith" wrote:

> "tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ABCA1C3B-060A-485A-BD73-1C10C2F2CFD3@microsoft.com...
> > When attempting to install this game I receive the following messages:
> >
> > Dsetup.dll
> > "Cannot get address of DirectXSetupGetVersion
> >
> > followed by:
> >
> > oops
> > "m_DirectXSetupGetVersion is NULL"
>
> > Any suggestions?
>
> Stab in the dark... Are you using the same language version of Windows / DX
> and the game?
>
> --
> Paul Smith,
> Yeovil, UK.
> http://www.dasmirnov.net/
> http://windows.dasmirnov.net/ Windows XP Resource Site.
>
> *Replace nospam with smirnov to reply by e-mail*
>
>
>
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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 11:01:22 PM

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Hi Tomro,

"tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:ABCA1C3B-060A-485A-BD73-1C10C2F2CFD3@microsoft.com...
> When attempting to install this game I receive the following messages:
>
> Dsetup.dll
> "Cannot get address of DirectXSetupGetVersion
>
> followed by:
>
> oops
> "m_DirectXSetupGetVersion is NULL"
>
> I've contacted the EA Games tech support and followed their instructions
> regarding background processes, tried copying discs and launching from my
> hard drive, even exchanged discs at their suggestion, and I still get the
> same message. I've run DXDIAG, which shows no problems. I have DirectX 9c and
> my computer surpasses all minimum requirements for the game. I have other EA
> Games and no problems.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
>

How to handle a DirectXSetupGetVersion Error:

Usually when I see this error, the computer had a previous
version of Windows installed, and XP was installed on top
of the older version of Windows instead of a clean install.

As a result the setup file which the game's installer looks for
doesn't exist in the location where it's searching.

There's a way to correct this issue without reinstalling XP:

Download and install the *Complete* DirectX 9.0c:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

*Antivirus / Firewalls can corrupt the download and installation,
it's highly recommended you disable them during this process.

After you install DirectX, reboot your computer and try
installing the game again. If you still get the same error:

1. Search your hard drive for dsetup.dll

2. Right click each instance of the file listed / select Properties
until you find one that is version # 4.9.0.902 or 4.09.00.0902
Right click and Copy that file, we're going to paste it in Step 3.

3. Go to c:\Windows\system32, rename dsetup.dll to dsetup.old if
it exists, and then Paste the file we copied in step two into the folder.

4. Reboot, and install the game again. If you still get the error
double-check that the file was copies properly in step 3.

Well, it's a bit of work, but I hope it works out for you. Best of luck! :-)

Cheers, Windows XP MVP
Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 11:35:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Jimmy S.

Okay. Thanks. This worked! I was able to install the game, but when I click
on the "Play" button on the opening screen I got the following error message.

Game Crash
"INI::load cannot open file 'Lang\***FATAL*** String Manager failed to
initialized p\Language.ini"
"Because of severity of this error the game will now exit."

I checked the game's help section, but was unable to find anything specific
to this message. What do I do now?

tomro

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Tomro,
>
> "tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:ABCA1C3B-060A-485A-BD73-1C10C2F2CFD3@microsoft.com...
> > When attempting to install this game I receive the following messages:
> >
> > Dsetup.dll
> > "Cannot get address of DirectXSetupGetVersion
> >
> > followed by:
> >
> > oops
> > "m_DirectXSetupGetVersion is NULL"
> >
> > I've contacted the EA Games tech support and followed their instructions
> > regarding background processes, tried copying discs and launching from my
> > hard drive, even exchanged discs at their suggestion, and I still get the
> > same message. I've run DXDIAG, which shows no problems. I have DirectX 9c and
> > my computer surpasses all minimum requirements for the game. I have other EA
> > Games and no problems.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> >
>
> How to handle a DirectXSetupGetVersion Error:
>
> Usually when I see this error, the computer had a previous
> version of Windows installed, and XP was installed on top
> of the older version of Windows instead of a clean install.
>
> As a result the setup file which the game's installer looks for
> doesn't exist in the location where it's searching.
>
> There's a way to correct this issue without reinstalling XP:
>
> Download and install the *Complete* DirectX 9.0c:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
>
> *Antivirus / Firewalls can corrupt the download and installation,
> it's highly recommended you disable them during this process.
>
> After you install DirectX, reboot your computer and try
> installing the game again. If you still get the same error:
>
> 1. Search your hard drive for dsetup.dll
>
> 2. Right click each instance of the file listed / select Properties
> until you find one that is version # 4.9.0.902 or 4.09.00.0902
> Right click and Copy that file, we're going to paste it in Step 3.
>
> 3. Go to c:\Windows\system32, rename dsetup.dll to dsetup.old if
> it exists, and then Paste the file we copied in step two into the folder.
>
> 4. Reboot, and install the game again. If you still get the error
> double-check that the file was copies properly in step 3.
>
> Well, it's a bit of work, but I hope it works out for you. Best of luck! :-)
>
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP
> Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 2, 2005 12:01:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Tomro,

Here's some suggestions from EA which should help:
http://tinyurl.com/6v85v

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9B80F370-E071-48ED-B9AE-D73F690542FB@microsoft.com...
> Hi Jimmy S.
>
> Okay. Thanks. This worked! I was able to install the game, but when I click
> on the "Play" button on the opening screen I got the following error message.
>
> Game Crash
> "INI::load cannot open file 'Lang\***FATAL*** String Manager failed to
> initialized p\Language.ini"
> "Because of severity of this error the game will now exit."
>
> I checked the game's help section, but was unable to find anything specific
> to this message. What do I do now?
>
> tomro
>
> "Jimmy S." wrote:
>
>> Hi Tomro,
>>
>> "tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:ABCA1C3B-060A-485A-BD73-1C10C2F2CFD3@microsoft.com...
>> > When attempting to install this game I receive the following messages:
>> >
>> > Dsetup.dll
>> > "Cannot get address of DirectXSetupGetVersion
>> >
>> > followed by:
>> >
>> > oops
>> > "m_DirectXSetupGetVersion is NULL"
>> >
>> > I've contacted the EA Games tech support and followed their instructions
>> > regarding background processes, tried copying discs and launching from my
>> > hard drive, even exchanged discs at their suggestion, and I still get the
>> > same message. I've run DXDIAG, which shows no problems. I have DirectX 9c and
>> > my computer surpasses all minimum requirements for the game. I have other EA
>> > Games and no problems.
>> >
>> > Any suggestions?
>> >
>> >
>>
>> How to handle a DirectXSetupGetVersion Error:
>>
>> Usually when I see this error, the computer had a previous
>> version of Windows installed, and XP was installed on top
>> of the older version of Windows instead of a clean install.
>>
>> As a result the setup file which the game's installer looks for
>> doesn't exist in the location where it's searching.
>>
>> There's a way to correct this issue without reinstalling XP:
>>
>> Download and install the *Complete* DirectX 9.0c:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
>>
>> *Antivirus / Firewalls can corrupt the download and installation,
>> it's highly recommended you disable them during this process.
>>
>> After you install DirectX, reboot your computer and try
>> installing the game again. If you still get the same error:
>>
>> 1. Search your hard drive for dsetup.dll
>>
>> 2. Right click each instance of the file listed / select Properties
>> until you find one that is version # 4.9.0.902 or 4.09.00.0902
>> Right click and Copy that file, we're going to paste it in Step 3.
>>
>> 3. Go to c:\Windows\system32, rename dsetup.dll to dsetup.old if
>> it exists, and then Paste the file we copied in step two into the folder.
>>
>> 4. Reboot, and install the game again. If you still get the error
>> double-check that the file was copies properly in step 3.
>>
>> Well, it's a bit of work, but I hope it works out for you. Best of luck! :-)
>>
>> Cheers, Windows XP MVP
>> Shell / User
>> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>>
>> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
>> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
>> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
>> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
>> _________________________________________________________
>>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 1:11:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

I reinstalled the discs. The game works now. Thanks all for your assistance

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Tomro,
>
> Here's some suggestions from EA which should help:
> http://tinyurl.com/6v85v
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9B80F370-E071-48ED-B9AE-D73F690542FB@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Jimmy S.
> >
> > Okay. Thanks. This worked! I was able to install the game, but when I click
> > on the "Play" button on the opening screen I got the following error message.
> >
> > Game Crash
> > "INI::load cannot open file 'Lang\***FATAL*** String Manager failed to
> > initialized p\Language.ini"
> > "Because of severity of this error the game will now exit."
> >
> > I checked the game's help section, but was unable to find anything specific
> > to this message. What do I do now?
> >
> > tomro
> >
> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Tomro,
> >>
> >> "tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:ABCA1C3B-060A-485A-BD73-1C10C2F2CFD3@microsoft.com...
> >> > When attempting to install this game I receive the following messages:
> >> >
> >> > Dsetup.dll
> >> > "Cannot get address of DirectXSetupGetVersion
> >> >
> >> > followed by:
> >> >
> >> > oops
> >> > "m_DirectXSetupGetVersion is NULL"
> >> >
> >> > I've contacted the EA Games tech support and followed their instructions
> >> > regarding background processes, tried copying discs and launching from my
> >> > hard drive, even exchanged discs at their suggestion, and I still get the
> >> > same message. I've run DXDIAG, which shows no problems. I have DirectX 9c and
> >> > my computer surpasses all minimum requirements for the game. I have other EA
> >> > Games and no problems.
> >> >
> >> > Any suggestions?
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >> How to handle a DirectXSetupGetVersion Error:
> >>
> >> Usually when I see this error, the computer had a previous
> >> version of Windows installed, and XP was installed on top
> >> of the older version of Windows instead of a clean install.
> >>
> >> As a result the setup file which the game's installer looks for
> >> doesn't exist in the location where it's searching.
> >>
> >> There's a way to correct this issue without reinstalling XP:
> >>
> >> Download and install the *Complete* DirectX 9.0c:
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
> >>
> >> *Antivirus / Firewalls can corrupt the download and installation,
> >> it's highly recommended you disable them during this process.
> >>
> >> After you install DirectX, reboot your computer and try
> >> installing the game again. If you still get the same error:
> >>
> >> 1. Search your hard drive for dsetup.dll
> >>
> >> 2. Right click each instance of the file listed / select Properties
> >> until you find one that is version # 4.9.0.902 or 4.09.00.0902
> >> Right click and Copy that file, we're going to paste it in Step 3.
> >>
> >> 3. Go to c:\Windows\system32, rename dsetup.dll to dsetup.old if
> >> it exists, and then Paste the file we copied in step two into the folder.
> >>
> >> 4. Reboot, and install the game again. If you still get the error
> >> double-check that the file was copies properly in step 3.
> >>
> >> Well, it's a bit of work, but I hope it works out for you. Best of luck! :-)
> >>
> >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP
> >> Shell / User
> >> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> >>
> >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
> >> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> >> _________________________________________________________
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 2:24:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

That's fantastic news tomro, glad we could assist. :-)

Cheers,
Jimmy.

"tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E1317662-7E14-4C28-B359-51B07BE8D106@microsoft.com...
| I reinstalled the discs. The game works now. Thanks all for your assistance
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Tomro,
| >
| > Here's some suggestions from EA which should help:
| > http://tinyurl.com/6v85v
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > "tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9B80F370-E071-48ED-B9AE-D73F690542FB@microsoft.com...
| > > Hi Jimmy S.
| > >
| > > Okay. Thanks. This worked! I was able to install the game, but when I click
| > > on the "Play" button on the opening screen I got the following error message.
| > >
| > > Game Crash
| > > "INI::load cannot open file 'Lang\***FATAL*** String Manager failed to
| > > initialized p\Language.ini"
| > > "Because of severity of this error the game will now exit."
| > >
| > > I checked the game's help section, but was unable to find anything specific
| > > to this message. What do I do now?
| > >
| > > tomro
| > >
| > > "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > >
| > >> Hi Tomro,
| > >>
| > >> "tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:ABCA1C3B-060A-485A-BD73-1C10C2F2CFD3@microsoft.com...
| > >> > When attempting to install this game I receive the following messages:
| > >> >
| > >> > Dsetup.dll
| > >> > "Cannot get address of DirectXSetupGetVersion
| > >> >
| > >> > followed by:
| > >> >
| > >> > oops
| > >> > "m_DirectXSetupGetVersion is NULL"
| > >> >
| > >> > I've contacted the EA Games tech support and followed their instructions
| > >> > regarding background processes, tried copying discs and launching from my
| > >> > hard drive, even exchanged discs at their suggestion, and I still get the
| > >> > same message. I've run DXDIAG, which shows no problems. I have DirectX 9c and
| > >> > my computer surpasses all minimum requirements for the game. I have other EA
| > >> > Games and no problems.
| > >> >
| > >> > Any suggestions?
| > >> >
| > >> >
| > >>
| > >> How to handle a DirectXSetupGetVersion Error:
| > >>
| > >> Usually when I see this error, the computer had a previous
| > >> version of Windows installed, and XP was installed on top
| > >> of the older version of Windows instead of a clean install.
| > >>
| > >> As a result the setup file which the game's installer looks for
| > >> doesn't exist in the location where it's searching.
| > >>
| > >> There's a way to correct this issue without reinstalling XP:
| > >>
| > >> Download and install the *Complete* DirectX 9.0c:
| > >> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
| > >>
| > >> *Antivirus / Firewalls can corrupt the download and installation,
| > >> it's highly recommended you disable them during this process.
| > >>
| > >> After you install DirectX, reboot your computer and try
| > >> installing the game again. If you still get the same error:
| > >>
| > >> 1. Search your hard drive for dsetup.dll
| > >>
| > >> 2. Right click each instance of the file listed / select Properties
| > >> until you find one that is version # 4.9.0.902 or 4.09.00.0902
| > >> Right click and Copy that file, we're going to paste it in Step 3.
| > >>
| > >> 3. Go to c:\Windows\system32, rename dsetup.dll to dsetup.old if
| > >> it exists, and then Paste the file we copied in step two into the folder.
| > >>
| > >> 4. Reboot, and install the game again. If you still get the error
| > >> double-check that the file was copies properly in step 3.
| > >>
| > >> Well, it's a bit of work, but I hope it works out for you. Best of luck! :-)
| > >>
| > >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP
| > >> Shell / User
| > >> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > >>
| > >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
| > >> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > >> _________________________________________________________
| > >>
| > >>
| > >>
| > >>
| >
| >
| >
Anonymous
April 18, 2005 11:27:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

I have the same problem and i don't know how to handle.
I haven't got a dvd-burner on my own pc, so i installed the game on
another pc, add files with winrar to pack, than burn it on 4 cd's and
paste all the files on my own pc. But now it says when i start the
game:
can't find language.ini (see message on top)

I don't know what to do.
If you can help me, plz tell me what to do.
You can place a message here, but easier is to mail me
at nielsjanszen@hotmail.com

TNX
Anonymous
April 25, 2005 12:39:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hey Jimmy,
I have the same problem as Tomro. I went to the site and downloaded
the complete version (even though IU already had it :p  ). I restarted
my computor. But it said the same thing :cry:  . What sould I do? Do
you know? does anyone know? Please help me,.....



"Jimmy S." wrote:
>Hi Tomro,
>
>"tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:ABCA1C3B-060A-485A-BD73-1C10C2F2CFD3@microsoft.com...
>> When attempting to install this game I receive the following
>messages:
>>
>> Dsetup.dll
>> "Cannot get address of DirectXSetupGetVersion
>>
>> followed by:
>>
>> oops
>> "m_DirectXSetupGetVersion is NULL"
>>
>> I’ve contacted the EA Games tech support and followed their
>instructions
>> regarding background processes, tried copying discs and launching
>from my
>> hard drive, even exchanged discs at their suggestion, and I still
>get the
>> same message. I’ve run DXDIAG, which shows no problems. I
>have DirectX 9c and
>> my computer surpasses all minimum requirements for the game. I
>have other EA
>> Games and no problems.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>>
>
>How to handle a DirectXSetupGetVersion Error:
>
>Usually when I see this error, the computer had a previous
>version of Windows installed, and XP was installed on top
>of the older version of Windows instead of a clean install.
>
>As a result the setup file which the game’s installer looks for
>doesn’t exist in the location where it’s searching.
>
>There’s a way to correct this issue without reinstalling XP:
>
>Download and install the *Complete* DirectX 9.0c:
>http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
>
>*Antivirus / Firewalls can corrupt the download and installation,
>it’s highly recommended you disable them during this process.
>
>After you install DirectX, reboot your computer and try
>installing the game again. If you still get the same error:
>
>1. Search your hard drive for dsetup.dll
>
>2. Right click each instance of the file listed / select Properties
> until you find one that is version # 4.9.0.902 or 4.09.00.0902
> Right click and Copy that file, we’re going to paste it in
>Step 3.
>
>3. Go to c:\Windows\system32, rename dsetup.dll to dsetup.old if
>it exists, and then Paste the file we copied in step two into the
>folder.
>
>4. Reboot, and install the game again. If you still get the error
> double-check that the file was copies properly in step 3.
>
>Well, it’s a bit of work, but I hope it works out for you. Best
>of luck! :-)
>
>Cheers, Windows XP MVP
>Shell / User
>Jimmy S.
>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
>Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
>Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
>Contact
>MS Support at:
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
>My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
>rights.
>_________________________________________________________


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Anonymous
April 25, 2005 1:03:23 AM

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Hey Jimmy,
In your post (the one I quoted) you give 4 steps and in step number 3
you say rename dsetup.dll to dsteup.old if it exsits.....
Well mine doesn’t exisit so what do I do??? Just make a new file???

-Smart_but_Lost


"Smart_but_Lost" wrote:
>Hey Jimmy,
>I have the same problem as Tomro. I went to the site and downloaded
>the complete version (even though IU already had it :p  ). I
restarted
>my computor. But it said the same thing :cry:  . What sould I do? Do
>you know? does anyone know? Please help me,.....
>
>either comtact me here or at boerger69@yahoo.com
>
>
>
Quote:
Hi Tomro,
>
>"tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:ABCA1C3B-060A-485A-BD73-1C10C2F2CFD3@microsoft.com...
>> When attempting to install this game I receive the following
>messages:
>>
>> Dsetup.dll
>> "Cannot get address of DirectXSetupGetVersion
>>
>> followed by:
>>
>> oops
>> "m_DirectXSetupGetVersion is NULL"
>>
>> I’ve contacted the EA Games tech support and followed their
>instructions
>> regarding background processes, tried copying discs and launching
>from my
>> hard drive, even exchanged discs at their suggestion, and I still
>get the
>> same message. I’ve run DXDIAG, which shows no problems. I
>have DirectX 9c and
>> my computer surpasses all minimum requirements for the game. I
>have other EA
>> Games and no problems.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>>
>
>How to handle a DirectXSetupGetVersion Error:
>
>Usually when I see this error, the computer had a previous
>version of Windows installed, and XP was installed on top
>of the older version of Windows instead of a clean install.
>
>As a result the setup file which the game’s installer looks for
>doesn’t exist in the location where it’s searching.
>
>There’s a way to correct this issue without reinstalling XP:
>
>Download and install the *Complete* DirectX 9.0c:
>http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
>
>*Antivirus / Firewalls can corrupt the download and installation,
>it’s highly recommended you disable them during this process.
>
>After you install DirectX, reboot your computer and try
>installing the game again. If you still get the same error:
>
>1. Search your hard drive for dsetup.dll
>
>2. Right click each instance of the file listed / select Properties
> until you find one that is version # 4.9.0.902 or 4.09.00.0902
> Right click and Copy that file, we’re going to paste it in
>Step 3.
>
>3. Go to c:\Windows\system32, rename dsetup.dll to dsetup.old if
>it exists, and then Paste the file we copied in step two into the
>folder.
>
>4. Reboot, and install the game again. If you still get the error
> double-check that the file was copies properly in step 3.
>
>Well, it’s a bit of work, but I hope it works out for you. Best
>of luck! :-)
>
>Cheers, Windows XP MVP
>Shell / User
>Jimmy S.
>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
>Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
>Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
>Contact
>MS Support at:
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
>My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
>rights.
>_________________________________________________________
Anonymous
April 25, 2005 1:45:14 AM

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Hi Smart,

Tomro "reinstalled the discs" as per his post and that fixed the problem.
Hopefully the same solution will work for you as well! :-)

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"Smart_but_Lost" <DoNotEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
news:3_1175742_659a680707f8adde1fc83ad27669eefd@windowsforumz.com...
| Hey Jimmy,
| In your post (the one I quoted) you give 4 steps and in step number 3
| you say rename dsetup.dll to dsteup.old if it exsits.....
| Well mine doesn’t exisit so what do I do??? Just make a new file???
|
| -Smart_but_Lost
|
|
| "Smart_but_Lost" wrote:
| >Hey Jimmy,
| >I have the same problem as Tomro. I went to the site and downloaded
| >the complete version (even though IU already had it :p  ). I
| restarted
| >my computor. But it said the same thing :cry:  . What sould I do? Do
| >you know? does anyone know? Please help me,.....
| >
| >either comtact me here or at boerger69@yahoo.com
| >
| >
| >
Quote:
Hi Tomro,
| >
| >"tomro" <tomro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| >news:ABCA1C3B-060A-485A-BD73-1C10C2F2CFD3@microsoft.com...
| >> When attempting to install this game I receive the following
| >messages:
| >>
| >> Dsetup.dll
| >> "Cannot get address of DirectXSetupGetVersion
| >>
| >> followed by:
| >>
| >> oops
| >> "m_DirectXSetupGetVersion is NULL"
| >>
| >> I’ve contacted the EA Games tech support and followed their
| >instructions
| >> regarding background processes, tried copying discs and launching
| >from my
| >> hard drive, even exchanged discs at their suggestion, and I still
| >get the
| >> same message. I’ve run DXDIAG, which shows no problems. I
| >have DirectX 9c and
| >> my computer surpasses all minimum requirements for the game. I
| >have other EA
| >> Games and no problems.
| >>
| >> Any suggestions?
| >>
| >>
| >
| >How to handle a DirectXSetupGetVersion Error:
| >
| >Usually when I see this error, the computer had a previous
| >version of Windows installed, and XP was installed on top
| >of the older version of Windows instead of a clean install.
| >
| >As a result the setup file which the game’s installer looks for
| >doesn’t exist in the location where it’s searching.
| >
| >There’s a way to correct this issue without reinstalling XP:
| >
| >Download and install the *Complete* DirectX 9.0c:
| >http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
| >
| >*Antivirus / Firewalls can corrupt the download and installation,
| >it’s highly recommended you disable them during this process.
| >
| >After you install DirectX, reboot your computer and try
| >installing the game again. If you still get the same error:
| >
| >1. Search your hard drive for dsetup.dll
| >
| >2. Right click each instance of the file listed / select Properties
| > until you find one that is version # 4.9.0.902 or 4.09.00.0902
| > Right click and Copy that file, we’re going to paste it in
| >Step 3.
| >
| >3. Go to c:\Windows\system32, rename dsetup.dll to dsetup.old if
| >it exists, and then Paste the file we copied in step two into the
| >folder.
| >
| >4. Reboot, and install the game again. If you still get the error
| > double-check that the file was copies properly in step 3.
| >
| >Well, it’s a bit of work, but I hope it works out for you. Best
| >of luck! :-)
| >
| >Cheers, Windows XP MVP
| >Shell / User
| >Jimmy S.
| >http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| >Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| >Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
| >Contact
| >MS Support at:
| >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| >My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
| >rights.
| >_________________________________________________________
|
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 2:00:17 AM

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Hey Jimmy,
what do you mean reinstalled the discs??? the lord of the ring bfme
discs??? If it was those I never can get them to load.... the first
time I put it in I typed in the ID code then the message popped up. So
please help.
-Smart_but_Lost

"Jimmy S." wrote:
>Hi Smart,
>
>Tomro "reinstalled the discs" as per his post and that fixed the
>problem.
>Hopefully the same solution will work for you as well! :-)
>


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Anonymous
April 27, 2005 3:13:42 AM

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Hiya,

Could you come to the Microsoft Newsgroups please and post
your own thread describing your problem. I cannot see the past
posts that are listed in the forums that are linking you to here. :-s
http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp

Thanks,
Jimmy.

"Smart_but_Lost" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
news:3_1177309_544f016a8ea44e68294733e2f4bd84c2@windowsforumz.com...
| Hey Jimmy,
| what do you mean reinstalled the discs??? the lord of the ring bfme
| discs??? If it was those I never can get them to load.... the first
| time I put it in I typed in the ID code then the message popped up. So
| please help.
| -Smart_but_Lost
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
| >Hi Smart,
| >
| >Tomro "reinstalled the discs" as per his post and that fixed the
| >problem.
| >Hopefully the same solution will work for you as well! :-)
| >
|
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