System Specs taken from DxDiag 6.00.6000.16386 32-bit Unicode Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0 Build 6000) 32 bit (x86) BIOS: v5.05 Processor: Genuine Intel CPU 2140 @ 1.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.6GHz Memory: 1014MB RAM DirectX Version: DirectX 10 Videocard: Intel 82945G Express Chipset Family Manufacturer: Intel Corporation Chip Type: Intel 82945G Express Chipset Family DAC Type: Internal Approx. Total Memory: 251 MB Current Display Mode: 1024 x 728 (60Hz) Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor Drivers Main Driver: igdumd32.dll Version: 7.14.0010.1364 (English) Date: 31.10.2007 9:47:22 WHQL Logo'd: Yes DDI Version: 9Ex DirectX Features DirectDraw Acceleration: Enabled Direct3D Acceleration: Enabled AGP Texture Acceleration: Enabled (note - on this faulty PC i dont have the test buttons to all three of Direct... options) Basically heres the whole background... My friend's PC, which I have brought to my place and even connected to the internet to try and find the solution, has gone bad. Basically as I try to run the game "Two Worlds", the screen goes black and in less then a second Im back on my desktop with a message saying "An error has occurred while initializing Direct 3D. Insuficient graphics card properties or configuration/driver problems could be causing this. Try running the game in Safe Mode (-safemode execution parameter)." Tried running it on safemode - didnt work, tried even the Two_worlds_RADEON.exe which ofcourse didnt work as well. Same thing for GTA SA, Heroes of might and magic 5. Suprisingly the Sims 2 works At first I thought that I will be able to tackle the problem with updating DirectX and video drivers. So I did. Updated the DirectX using my crysis (game) DVD and even downloaded the newest ones from Microsoft download centre website, downloaded the drivers from Intel support center homepage. With the drivers I had a few setbacks. While trying to install the newest (and later I tried older ones as well) it didnt allow me to. I pressed the setup button and it said that the current drivers cannot be identified. So I even tried the safe installing way which is removing the old ones. Uninstalled them, restarted, ran setup on new ones - the same message. So I got around that problem by reading the readme file and installing them manually. Still the problem hasnt been solved. Newest DirectX and newest drivers for in built video card - "Two worlds" saying the same thing bout the Direct 3D fault so does the rest, except Sims2 . As I noted above with my system specs that I do not have the three test buttons so I could test my Direct 3D. As I searched on the net I found out that the not having test buttons might be caused by having older drivers and updating them would solve it. Great! Just great! I just updated them didnt I?! ) Ooh yeah, browsing through some old posts here I found people having same problem,their drivers were Catalyst ones and not 100% compatible with something and they just had to switch to older driver. That couldnt work for me since I had an older driver and updated to a new(est) one, in addition my graphics card is a built-in Intel crap not a Radeon or Nvidia one. Im so lost in all this... I need serious help in this matter :/ anyone who can help me, help me please!