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Grune

FPCH Member
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Jan 23, 2006
Messages
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#1
hi i was just wondering if anybody can help me, i'm trying to play a game and it pops up saying "unable to initialise Direct Draw" does anybody know what this means and how to solve it


many thanks
 

merciarich

FPCH Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2006
Messages
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Location
Ashford, Kent, UK
#2
Grune said:
hi i was just wondering if anybody can help me, i'm trying to play a game and it pops up saying "unable to initialise Direct Draw" does anybody know what this means and how to solve it


many thanks
Hey Grune, nice to hear from you again.

I have heard quite a few things about Direct Draw and since I am a regular gamer, I too have these problems.

Direct draw seems to have a flaw with most 256MB video cards and it is recommended that you update your drivers either from http://www.ati.com or http://www.nvidia.com depending on which card you use. As far as I am aware, these are the only two make of cards affected. If yours is a different make, go to your video card manufacturer's website. Both ATI and nVidia have extensive support pages and download pages, just select which model of card you have and download the updates. Restart your PC and all should be well and good.

Another thing to do is ensure you have the latest version of Direct X from Microsoft, click the link to go to the Direct X site http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx

Let me know how you get on

Regards,

merciarich
 

Grune

FPCH Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2006
Messages
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#3
my cards about 10 years old lol but it still plays 2days games until recently when my pc monged and had to do a fresh install. now it wont play american conquest which is the game i'm tryin to play and it wont play nascar sim racing which it says something about a cube.
 

merciarich

FPCH Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2006
Messages
42
Location
Ashford, Kent, UK
#4
Grune said:
my cards about 10 years old lol but it still plays 2days games until recently when my pc monged and had to do a fresh install. now it wont play american conquest which is the game i'm tryin to play and it wont play nascar sim racing which it says something about a cube.
American Conquest is the game that causes the most issues with Direct Draw. You need to update your drivers or get a new card.

Regards,

merciarich