dkuk2000 21:54 19 Feb 2004

I just purchased a game and have discovered that i'm unable to take part in any internet play as i'm running directX 9 is there any way i can remove it ?.
os windows me

  anon1 21:56 19 Feb 2004

its unlikely that direct x is the culprit. In fact most games insist on dx to be able to play. Could you post error messages

  dkuk2000 22:02 19 Feb 2004

It works on directX up 8.1 but not on anything higher.
Any suggestions ?

  User-312386 22:15 19 Feb 2004

whats the game?

  dkuk2000 22:31 19 Feb 2004

Worms 2 "sold out label"

  -Beb- 22:57 19 Feb 2004

That's really strange for something such as that to happen. A random guess would be to install DX8, but Im not too sure that it'll work

  dkuk2000 23:22 19 Feb 2004

tried a reinstall of dx8 didn't work.

  Chegs ® 00:26 20 Feb 2004

You could try DirectX Eradicator to remove the DX9,but if this fails/wrecks your OS,then be prepared to reinstall from the beginning.

click here

  hugh-265156 02:53 20 Feb 2004

make sure you drivers for the graphics card are up to date.(dx9 compatable) nvidia click here ati click here

then install direct x9b click here

9a had some problems with it as some of the files were start/run an type "dxdiag" click the "system" tab and if its reported as 9a then download 9b.

click the direct x files" tab and look and see if the are beta or retail.retail is 9b(all but one) this is more stable.but you do need dx 9 compatable drivers for the card first before installing.

click the display tab and run the directdraw and direct3d tests also.any errors?

  hugh-265156 02:54 20 Feb 2004 x9 is fully backwards compatable with direct x 8.1 cards.will work fine.

  dkuk2000 08:59 20 Feb 2004

Problem solved thanks everyone.
Downloaded 9b works fine now.

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