Hitman 2 won't run

By macklessdaddy
Dec 1, 2007
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  1. I just reinstalled hitman 2 on my comp and received this error when trying to play it Fatal error
    Direct 3d:unable to create device.try changing resolution of color
    depth
    can anybody tell me whats wrong,i have a 9600xt 2800+athalon and 1.5g of ram and the newest drivers your help is greatly appreciated,oh and i tried all the resolutions and it ran 2 years ago just fine with a 9200
  2. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    uninstall and reinstall game? Shrug.
  3. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    tried it already
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Does dxdiag show any problems?
  5. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    where is this dxdiag at you are speaking of
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Click Start, run, then type dxdiag and press enter. Run through all the tests to see if any have problems.

    Thats assuming you have windows xp as you havent actually said.
  7. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    when i click on display and test direct 3d i get the same error message when i try to play the game,it tells me test failed at step 8 creating 3d device,is the card bad?
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Its probably the driver rather than the card that is causing the problem.

    It would still be handy to know what windows version you are using.


    Also, the 9600xt is available in agp and pci-e. Which do you have?
  9. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    oh i'm sorry,i'm running xp and i have the agp version
  10. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Right, the best way to sort this out would be to boot into safemode.
    To do this, press F8 just before windows begins to load then select safemode from the menu.
    Once booted, click start, control panel, switch it to classic view if it isnt already set, double click system, goto hardware then device manager then display adapters, right click and uninstall everything in that category (this is incase you have any drivers for old cards still active).

    Reboot into normal mode then go here - http://www.techpowerup.com/softmod/downloads.php and install the top one.

    With luck, that will sort your problem out.
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    If you are using the latest Catalyst driver suite, you need to also install .Net Framework if you haven't already. The easiest way is to use Windows Update under Optional updates. Be aware that once installed there are further updates to .net.
     
  12. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    did it ,no luck
  13. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    did it,no luck
  14. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

  15. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    i tried the top 1 under unmodded drivers or was i supposed to click on the patch 1
  16. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    i will try the older 1 but i thought the 9600xt only came in agp and not pci-e
  17. hardwire

    hardwire Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

    ok do this go to your display options (right click on your desk top) go to settings tab then click advanced button then click the trouble shoot tab and make sure you have full acceleration going
  18. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    did it ,it is on full
  19. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    To the top,I know there is more help out there,video experts you are cordially invited to help me sort this mess out and thanks to the guys who have given suggestions already
  20. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    Try reinstalling Dx9.0c maybe it's just corrupted.
  21. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    how do i uninstall dx9 and reinstall and where did i get dx9 from,i thought it was a part of the catalyst control center.
  22. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    dx9 is software released by microsoft, you will find it on their website.
  23. you use a 286

    you use a 286 Newcomer, in training Posts: 112

    your game may be corrupted, try running it on a different console
  24. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Any more help?too many knowledgeable people on this forum foe me to have this problem
  25. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    go here link for Dx9.0c.
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