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  heepster 19:25 11 Jun 2009

Running vista sp3 keep getting " Failed to initialize direct x" message when trying to run. Tried changing compatability mode to 2000 but no luck. Anyone have any ideas why this happens?

  mrwoowoo 21:48 11 Jun 2009

Try compatability mode for xp sp3.
If not,try downloading the latest version of direct x.

  Bob The Blob 02:55 12 Jun 2009

Are you using a cracked copy by any chance...?

  mrwoowoo 04:13 12 Jun 2009

Did enter my mind.But i didn't like to say.(O:!

  heepster 20:10 14 Jun 2009

Well unless pc world are selling illegal copies its genuine! Tried 2000 compatability mode and it still doesnt work.It downloaded DX9 is it worth trying a more recent version if there is one?Willing to try anything now!

  mrwoowoo 20:26 14 Jun 2009

As i said.
Try compatability mode for xp sp3.
Go to and download the latest direct x.
Vista uses directx 10 so not sure about that.

  Bob The Blob 22:43 14 Jun 2009

Have you updated your graphics card drivers? What graphics card are you using?

  heepster 07:48 15 Jun 2009

I dont have the option to run in xp3 mode, its not on the drop down menu.Card is Radeon x600 256 hypermemory. Driver updated 3 weeks ago so should be ok. I am on the verge of giving up with this!

  Bob The Blob 10:53 15 Jun 2009

There's your problem. You graphics card isn't up to the job.

From the official system requirements...

Video card with support DirectX 9.0c/Shader3.0, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or is better, ATI Radeon X1600 or it is better;

The X600 only has Shader 2.0 and isn't powerful enough to run the game.

  Bob The Blob 11:56 15 Jun 2009

That should read...

Graphics: DirectX®9.0c/Shader3.0, NVIDIA® GeForce®6600 series or higher*, or ATI Radeon™ X1600 or higher

VRAM 512 MB, NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 series or higher, or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or higher

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