"michael" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news AACAA86-71B2-4557-B4C0-76522CFD6B69@microsoft.com...
> when trying to run warcraft 3 it comes up "install directx 8.1 or higher" i
> have the latest version of directx yet the problem still occurs, can someone
> please help??
I am haven the same issue and it has something to do with ATI and its drivers with directx from what ive found i have tried reinstall directx reinstall war3 running in compatibility and admin tried all kinds of combinations of compatibility but problem is still kicken my a** and ive had the game running on this system so i know its possible but while running it cant load some maps and will just freeze during others. so incase it helps ima give my specs and see if we all cant gather up info so we can get a work around or a patch for this and btw from what ive seen those that have had this problem its only with ATI cards.
Windows 7 x64 RC 7100
AMD Athlon64 x2 +3600 O.C. 2.6Ghz
2gig 533Mhz Ram
XFX GeForce 8200 MotherBoard
ATI 3650 512MB GDDR3
Driver Packaging Version 8.60-090316a1-078303E-ATI
Catalyst™ Version 09.4
Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.888
2D Driver File Path
Direct3D Version 8.14.10.0655
OpenGL Version 184.108.40.20677
Catalyst™ Control Center Version 2009.0317.2131.36802
When i'm going to play war 3 it says that I don't have installed directX 8.1 or newer ,but ihave installed the latest version please someone help me if i don't play this game i will die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BAD BAD BAD I FOUND OUT THAT WINDOW7 DOES NOT SUPPORT WARCRAFT 3 SO BAD LUCK saiori. Me Myself are using window 7 i found out when i tried reinstalll warcraft 3 it says window 7 does not support warcraft 3.......
April 25, 2010 8:13:10 AM
Hi I am Mysteryguitarboy (LOL)
Jay or anyone that has a problem on opening warcraft 3 I have finally find the solution on our problems.
After 16 hours of re installing warcraft 3, download an system optimizer, download any program in order the game will play, even reformatting my PC.
I just found out that the answer of the problem is so easy and don't really need to do all the kinds of stuff above. It just need only a little adjustment on system.
First you open START then open RUN then type DXDIAG then Directx diagnostic tool will appear then go to display.
Below display there is Directx Features. Enable the Direct draw Acceleration.
Then TADA! you can play your warcraft now. I hope it can help your problem.
BTW This is my
Time of this report: 4/25/2010, 15:06:42
Machine name: XPWINDOWS7
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: G31T-M7
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 736MB used, 1725MB available
Windows Dir: E:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
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