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Trying to get Warcraft III to run but getting a directx error

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I have a Dell XPS L502X with a NVIDIA GT 525M graphics card.  I have updated my graphics drivers with the latest ones from Dell.  When I try to launch the game I get an error saying that the game was unable to initialize Directx, and that I should make sure I have directx 8.1 or later installed.  Since I'm running Windows 7 and direct 11, I know it is more complicated than that.  From what I've gathered so far in my research is that I may need video drivers that are compatible with directx 7.  Any ideas?  I know its an old game but it is a classic.

Thanks,

Rich

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Re: Trying to get Warcraft III to run but getting a directx error

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Hi Rich88,

I suggest that you download the DirectX from the given link below.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

This should resolve the issue.

 

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Rich88
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Re: Trying to get Warcraft III to run but getting a directx error

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Well, I tried that, and it didn't work.  I checked and I have direct 9 dlls installed, but when I run dxdiag it still shows that I have directx 11.  I'm guessing this means that both are there?  Any other suggestions?

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Re: Trying to get Warcraft III to run but getting a directx error

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Have you updated and installed all of the patches for WIII

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Re: Trying to get Warcraft III to run but getting a directx error

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Yes I have.

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Re: Trying to get Warcraft III to run but getting a directx error

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Its been a long time since I have used WIII, but when you run the install from the cd doesn't it have an option to install the directx required to run the program. If so see if you can install it and see what happens.

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Re: Trying to get Warcraft III to run but getting a directx error

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Good idea, but no dice...I ran the install, and it said it completed successfully but same error.

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Re: Trying to get Warcraft III to run but getting a directx error

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What happens if you right click on the Warcraft III icon on your desktop and then click on properties. Click on the compatibility tab. And check the box for the compatability mode to XP. Apply and then run it.

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Re: Trying to get Warcraft III to run but getting a directx error

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You may also try installing Directx 9 from here.

download.microsoft.com/.../directx_mar2009_redist.exe

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Re: Trying to get Warcraft III to run but getting a directx error

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Also try:

Right click on Warcraft 3 icon and select properties.

Where is says Target  C:\Program Files (x86)\Warcraft III\Warcraft III.exe"

add -opengl

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Warcraft III\Warcraft III.exe" -opengl

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