DirectX9 showing as DX8.1

By acidosmosis ยท 4 replies
Mar 20, 2003
  1. I installed DirectX9... in the Control Panel under DirectX it shows up as DirectX9, BUT under Electronic Arts System Information it shows as DirectX8.1. Can anyone clear this up for me?
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    It is probably a bug in EA's control panel since it is could be that it was not programmed to recognize DX9. If it isn't giving problems = Don't worry about it. If it is, then I recommend you get an update patch for the game you are having problems with.
  3. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    Have you tried going to Run and typing "dxdiag" without quotation marks? It should say the REAL version of DirectX you are running. Good luck :grinthumb .
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,350

    Yea but that is basically the same thing as going to DirectX in control panel. I am having problems with BF1942. EA is working on it.
  5. shifty

    shifty TS Rookie

    I'm having the same issue I think Acid. My EAsy Tool is reading things all messed up. Including my processor. It sees -1592mhz and also sees DirectX 8.1 instead of 9. BF1942 crashes to the desktop the second I open it. Hit me up an AIM and let's chat.
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