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Tondalar
Posted - 2007.05.20 14:26:00 - [1]
 

Whenever I try to boot up Eve on Windows XP x64 edition, I get the following error message until I personally end the error message process:

"This application has failed to start because d3dx9_30.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

Only thing is - re-installing doesn't help.

I'm running the following system:
AMD 5600+ 2.8 GHz
4gb G.Skill RAM
GeForce 8800 640 mb graphics card.

Any solutions?

Crove
Tupperware Party
Veritas Immortalis
Posted - 2007.05.20 15:03:00 - [2]
 

That's an issue with directX 9.0, not winXP. When you run dxdiag is all well?

Sounds like you may need to re-install 9.0c.

Tondalar
Posted - 2007.05.20 15:42:00 - [3]
 

Dxdiag checked out, but I re-installed 9.0c anyways to no avail.

I was under the impression that the 8800 GTS series graphics cards came with DirectX 10, or is that only if you're running Vista?

At any rate, I'm still getting the same error message, and still having to manually end the process to prevent the error message looping indefinately.

Nicodermus
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2007.05.20 16:08:00 - [4]
 

Iīm playing EVE under Windows XP 64Bit with DirectX 9.0c and i have no problems.

But a huge load with other games. Neutral

Rosalina Sarinna
Intergalactic Syndicate
Nulli Tertius
Posted - 2007.05.21 14:02:00 - [5]
 

I have been using XP x64 for well over a year now, EVE has never crashed for me, even once. I believe its a problem with the DX9 install or possibly your graphics card drivers (there were new ones released past couple days).

Xeron Silverblade
Esthar Industries
Posted - 2007.05.21 20:42:00 - [6]
 

same problems here. no ideas how to resolve it. gfx card is a radeon x800 with latest drivers. latest directx installed as well.

any ideas anyone?

Crove
Tupperware Party
Veritas Immortalis
Posted - 2007.05.21 20:52:00 - [7]
 

OT: DirectX 10 is vista-only. Eve works fine on it.

On topic: have you tried older drivers for your nVidia card? Is the x800 using latest drivers? I am playing on x64 with X1900XTX and latest catalyst, directx 9.0 with no probs.

Somied
Caldari
Princeps Corp
Posted - 2007.05.21 21:47:00 - [8]
 

Have you tried downloading latest DirectX runtime? It happened to me that I had an old DirectX runtime (yes, it was 9.0c, but february version, not april).

Download link

Krollji
ComNav Resources
Posted - 2007.05.22 02:46:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Tondalar
Whenever I try to boot up Eve on Windows XP x64 edition, I get the following error message until I personally end the error message process:

"This application has failed to start because d3dx9_30.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

Only thing is - re-installing doesn't help.

I'm running the following system:
AMD 5600+ 2.8 GHz
4gb G.Skill RAM
GeForce 8800 640 mb graphics card.

Any solutions?


Win XP 64 runs DirectX 9.oc (and its upgrades) Your card is an 8800 which runs DirectX 10. Only Vista runs DirectX 10 right now. Suggest you switch cards and save it for a Vista 64 system.

Good luck

Fanjita
Posted - 2007.05.22 03:01:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Krollji
Originally by: Tondalar
Whenever I try to boot up Eve on Windows XP x64 edition, I get the following error message until I personally end the error message process:

"This application has failed to start because d3dx9_30.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

Only thing is - re-installing doesn't help.

I'm running the following system:
AMD 5600+ 2.8 GHz
4gb G.Skill RAM
GeForce 8800 640 mb graphics card.

Any solutions?


Win XP 64 runs DirectX 9.oc (and its upgrades) Your card is an 8800 which runs DirectX 10. Only Vista runs DirectX 10 right now. Suggest you switch cards and save it for a Vista 64 system.

Good luck



Dont listen to people who dont what they are talking about

d3d9c_30.dll is in the february and april versions of dx9 and also some drivers include it oh and a 8800 will run absolutley fine on dx9 otherwise it wouldnt be the highest performing graphics card on dx9 as it is now as no games use dx10

DuncanIdahoTPF
Posted - 2007.05.24 03:47:00 - [11]
 

Okay, I just figured this out. I did stab my eye out in frustration though... Oh well, I can always be a pirate in a costume party with the new eye patch they fit me with... ARRRR Why did the pirate go on vacation? To get a little ARRRR and ARRRRRR. But I digress...

Okay I had the EXACT same problem as many other posters. New XP 64 install. I happen to have the 8800GTS as well. Fresh install of EVE after letting my account lapse a long time ago.

So, what worked for me: Go into your windows install directory (by default C:/Windows) and go to system32. You will notice right below it a new folder (if you are new to the x64 thing) called SysWOW64 that wasnít there in previous windows installs (more on that in just a sec). Find d3dx9_30.dll in the massive system32 folder. Right click on it, and select 'Copy'. Now, click on the aforementioned SysWOW64 folder which you will notice has identical content as the system32 folder. Find d3dx9_30.dll again. Right click it and select 'rename' and type in something like d3dx9_30.dll.backup or d3dx9_30.backup or something like that, as long as itís not .dll anymore as the last part of the file extension (but I like to do the first type of file name I mentioned because I can find it easily if I need the file again). Now, right click on the main SysWOW64 folder and select 'Paste'. Now fire up Eve... Presto chango, it works! (For me anyways)

No I have to warn you havenít tested this with other games. Iím assuming by the different file sizes that the 64bit version of that .dll is a bit different. So maybe other games wonít work right or slowly... I donít know... Iím too lazy to test that theory ATM. =O) So you may have to switch between them if that the case. =O/

So anyways... Test out that method of fixing it before you too stab out an eye x_O

~Duncan

phuked
Posted - 2007.07.20 20:45:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: DuncanIdahoTPF
Okay, I just figured this out. I did stab my eye out in frustration though... Oh well, I can always be a pirate in a costume party with the new eye patch they fit me with... ARRRR Why did the pirate go on vacation? To get a little ARRRR and ARRRRRR. But I digress...

Okay I had the EXACT same problem as many other posters. New XP 64 install. I happen to have the 8800GTS as well. Fresh install of EVE after letting my account lapse a long time ago.

So, what worked for me: Go into your windows install directory (by default C:/Windows) and go to system32. You will notice right below it a new folder (if you are new to the x64 thing) called SysWOW64 that wasnít there in previous windows installs (more on that in just a sec). Find d3dx9_30.dll in the massive system32 folder. Right click on it, and select 'Copy'. Now, click on the aforementioned SysWOW64 folder which you will notice has identical content as the system32 folder. Find d3dx9_30.dll again. Right click it and select 'rename' and type in something like d3dx9_30.dll.backup or d3dx9_30.backup or something like that, as long as itís not .dll anymore as the last part of the file extension (but I like to do the first type of file name I mentioned because I can find it easily if I need the file again). Now, right click on the main SysWOW64 folder and select 'Paste'. Now fire up Eve... Presto chango, it works! (For me anyways)

No I have to warn you havenít tested this with other games. Iím assuming by the different file sizes that the 64bit version of that .dll is a bit different. So maybe other games wonít work right or slowly... I donít know... Iím too lazy to test that theory ATM. =O) So you may have to switch between them if that the case. =O/

So anyways... Test out that method of fixing it before you too stab out an eye x_O

~Duncan



Duncan, if you were a woman I would kiss you! I've been pulling my hair out for 2 days with this exact problem!

Thanks!


 

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