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SeedOfChaos
10-22-00, 01:00 PM
Hey folks, I got a problem, and everything I tried didn't help...

My system:
Elsa Erazer III lt (with nVidia TNT2 M64 and 32 megs)
iCeleron 433@Asus P3B-F
128 megs PC100
Rest is unimportant...

I have Windows2000 Pro, and Diablo II is now telling me that it cannot detect neither DirectDraw nor Direct3D, and thus won't run at all. It has been running before. UT & Q3 still work, 'cause they run with OpenGL.

Now I have a question, which sounds stupid to Win98 users.... how in hell do I reinstall DirectX for Win2k?!?!?!? All DirectX installation files tell me they're not designed for Win2k. There's NOTHING about this on the MS-support or download pages. There's NOTHING about this problem on ANY support pages of games manufacturers. Am I the first person in the world with DirectX problems under Windows2k?!? Pleeease help!!! I didn't crank out the bucks for Diablo II (yes, I BOUGHT it!!!) only to find it not running anymore, with no solution in sight except for reinstalling Win2k. I really don't want to do that, I have waaaay to many settings and programs installed, it would take me forever to get back to current setup. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/frown.gif PLEASE!!! PLEASE HELP!

oldman
10-22-00, 01:12 PM
I am surprised to hear this. I used W2K and I also have Diablo 2 installed and have not had any problems with it. I was thinking about installing directx 8, but have heard mixed reactions to it. Did you run the program that tests your system that comes with Diablo 2?

richardc
10-22-00, 01:25 PM
You don't say which Direct X or where YOUR version came from, so I wonder whether you have tried the REPAIR function in W2K? If you are a beta tester, you could try installing Direct X RC1 (just out). There is another site (no guarantees here)that has
some directx drivers (RCO -183) - scroll down to get them http://betatester.tin.it/en/ N.B. The link is working right now so they might be upgrading.

Battleship
10-22-00, 01:27 PM
I dont know either I've never had to do it. I guess heres your chance now to try out DirectX8. I have it for Win2k if you want it give me a shout. I have yet to try it.

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SeedOfChaos
10-22-00, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by Battleship:
I dont know either I've never had to do it. I guess heres your chance now to try out DirectX8. I have it for Win2k if you want it give me a shout. I have yet to try it.



Pleaaase, pleaaase send it to me! I'm on ICQ now, # is 28163990

SeedOfChaos
10-22-00, 01:37 PM
oldman, it used to work on my Win2k, but now it doesn't anymore. The video test from D2 tells me that it cannot find any acceptable video modes. Can anyone post a link to dx8 for win2k? Please? I'm desperate here, I'll try ANYTHING that might give me a chance...

Richardc, I am supposed to have the one that installs with Win2k, dx 7.0 I guess. I didn't install any version of dx over it (in fact, I couldn't find one that installs..)

oldman
10-22-00, 02:03 PM
Try this link. I just found it. All my other ones came up empty.
http://zoiah.m3dzone.com/HTML/misc/directx.html

SeedOfChaos
10-22-00, 02:41 PM
Okay, I installed DX8, and that didn't help either....?!?!? I'm all outta ideas now.

eyeball
10-23-00, 05:33 PM
you try reinstalling diablo II? although you might want to backup your save games before doing so, but just uninstall/reinstall it and see what that does.. if nothing else, try contacting blizzard tech support?



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