Question regarding Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 and DirectX 9

By Goggles14
Aug 19, 2008
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  1. I recently downloaded RCT3 Platinum onto my computer that runs on windows xp........When I tried to run RCT3 an error popped up saying that Direct X 9 could not be found. I thought that was weird because usually it is downloaded along with the game, but anyway i downloaded DirectX 9.0c from microsoft.com, and still the same error keeps showing up....any ideas?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,279   +181

    Perhaps your graphics solution does not support DirectX9. What graphics do you have?
  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    To see what videocard you have go to Start > Run and type "dxdiag" ( without quotes ) and click on the "Display" tab. Under the "name" it should say what it is.
  4. Goggles14

    Goggles14 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    According to my computer I am using a generic video driver and Direct3D is not available, how do I download an updated video driver that will run RCT3 or any other game for that matter?
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,279   +181

    I suspect that you won't be able to with your current system hardware. However, since I don't know what it is, it can't hurt to try.

    It depends on the PC you have. If you have onboard graphics and a PC made by a major manufacturer, such as Dell, HP, Gateway, etc., you go to their website and find the appropriate graphics driver. If it is a custom built PC, you would go to the motherboard manufacturer's website for the driver. If you have a separate graphics card, you can go to the graphics card manufacturer's website for the driver or directly to Nvidia or ATI.
  6. Goggles14

    Goggles14 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It worked......i went to dell.com(cuz i have a dell) and downloaded a video driver and now it works......thanks for all your help
  7. weckenro

    weckenro Newcomer, in training

    Direct X can not be found

    My lovely wife & kids fried my hard drive, too many hard shutdowns, not leaving the door open on the PC desk so the tower just baked....

    Anyway after reinstalling RCT3, I get this same message, that direct x can not be found, even though i know it is installed....i saw some dialogue from another user who also had a Dell that they just needed to download an updated video driver from Dell - does anyone know which one / a specific link to use? Hopefully this will solve my issue, please let me know, thanks.
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