amyjen7 10:56 07 Mar 2005

I have an Athlon 3000+ on which I run Windows XP Home Edition. Yesterday I loaded The Sims 2 for my granddaughter. This prompted me to upgrade my DirectX9 to 9C. The game loaded and played fine but when I tried to go on the internet I was informed that the pape was not available and it appeared all my setting had been interfered with. Using GoBack normal service was resumed but I have still the problem of Loading The Sims. Can anyone throw any light on this please?

  mattyc_92 11:07 07 Mar 2005

Have you tired downloading the FULL setup files for DirectX9c instead of the download manager??

  mattyc_92 11:10 07 Mar 2005

heres the link click here

It's around 34 megs.... This SHOULD work as sometimes the "download manager" doesn't always work for me and this does...

You can "burn" it to disk afterwards so if you need to install it again it's there at hand...

  Stuartli 11:13 07 Mar 2005

Actually this is the correct Microsoft link to update DirectX to 9c and it's also somewhat smaller...:-)

click here

  mattyc_92 11:17 07 Mar 2005

Mine is also from the MS website, but it is the FULL download that can be put onto cd/game companies include with their products (the other one is a "download manager" which just downloads the files, installs the program and then deletes the files....)

  Stuartli 12:15 07 Mar 2005

I appreciate what it is - but not everyone has broadband...:-)

The link I gave proved perfectly adequate for my requirements when I upgraded to 9c just after it was launched and is a lot less to download on dialup.

If you go to the DirectX home page and click for the ltest DirectX download it takes you to the link I provided.

  mattyc_92 12:20 07 Mar 2005

I know that, but I am saying that I find that the "download manager", for some reason, doesn't always install DirectX onto my system properly...

I do understand what you said about not everyone having BB, but if you have a CD-rw, then you can download the FULL version and burn it to a disk, so you will never need to download DirectX again (apart from the new versions of

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