Direct3d functionality unavailable

By erkdoken ยท 4 replies
Jun 17, 2006
  1. I'm trying to play an online game (SCO) and I get an error message saying the game does not support my resolution. I suspect it may have something to do with my lack of Direct3d functionality. In dxdiag, it says DirectDraw functionality available, but Direct3d is unavailable as is AGP functionality. It says I should ensure I have the updated driver. However, I have integrated graphics. Under device, there is no information. Under driver, it says the main driver is vga.dll, it's version 5.01.2600.0000 (English), it's WHQL Logo'd, its Mini VDD is vga.sys, and it's DDI version is (unknown). How do I fix this problem?
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    What system do you have, it sound as if your built in graphics are the equivalent to pci rather than agp, if this is the case then 3d games will never work properly.
    It could also be a driver issue.
    Also, what version of directx do you have?
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Running anything 3d with integrated graphics is never good. Even if it does run, the IG taxes all the system resources just for that small scene to work.

    Simple answer would be to get a card, AGP or PCI, whichever you fancy. Doesnt have to be flash or expensive...

    The only hope you have if you can't get a card, is to update the drivers. You can locate such drivers from your motherboard manufacturer's website, with the model of your mobo, and directx 9b from Microsoft or google.
  4. blackm180

    blackm180 TS Rookie

    Direct 3D functionality

    Hi, I just want smoeone can help me to solve the problem of Direct 3D functionality unavailable for my 'Age of Empire 3' Game. I'm not really good at solving this, I hope someone can help me, please and write down the answer easy for me to read or show me the step to solve it please. Thank you!!
  5. blackm180

    blackm180 TS Rookie

    Age of empire 3 Direct 3D unavailable

    Hi Everyone, I have a Age of Empire 3 Game, But I can't start it. The Game show the problem is :
    Intialization Failed
    Direct 3D intalization failed, Possible cause
    old or currupted graphic driver
    Direct 3D improperly installed
    Hardware acceleration with the workstation locked.
    Please check the logfile for more information.
    Hope you can help me solve this, this is making me crazy!!

    My computer information:
    System Information
    Time of this report: 10/18/2008, 12:49:32
    Machine name: 5348021-221B2C1
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.080814-1233)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: IBM
    System Model: 2681A1H
    BIOS: Phoenix FirstBIOS(tm) Notebook Pro Version 2.0 for IBM ThinkPad
    Processor: Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 - M CPU 1.80GHz
    Memory: 382MB RAM
    Page File: 220MB used, 318MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

    DxDiag Notes
    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

    DirectX Debug Levels
    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    Display Devices
    Card name:
    Chip type:
    DAC type:
    Device Key: Enum\
    Display Memory: n/a
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (1Hz)
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: vga.dll
    Driver Version: 5.01.2600.0000 (English)
    DDI Version: unknown
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 8/4/2004 12:00:00, 9344 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: vga.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 8/4/2004 12:00:00, 20992 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B70EE0-4340-11CF-B063-282AAEC2C835}
    Vendor ID: 0x0000
    Device ID: 0x0000
    SubSys ID: 0x00000000
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Video Accel:
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Not Available
    D3D Status: Not Available
    AGP Status: Not Available
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

    Please show me the method to solve this problem in step, then I can do it easy and understand it too.If you can show me some website that can download the system for solving this problem , a big thanks to you!!
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