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new pc problem 6 years 11 months ago #62653

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Need smartness

New pc with windows 8. this is the error I get.


There was and error while trying to start up Direct3D8 on your video card.

Please try updating your video card drivers, or reinstalling DirectX8. If this doesn't
help, contact your computer manufacturer.

Direct 3D8 error message:

The method call is invaled. For example, a method's parameter may have and invalid
value.




Tried reinstalling, downloading all DirectX's. running program in compatibility for xp,
run as administrator. Can't get game to even open. Been through the forums, havent't
found anything to help yet.
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new pc problem 6 years 11 months ago #62655

I dont know. When i got my new gaming computer a few months ago it worked fine for me. Even when i upgraded to windows 8.1 a month or so ago. Do you still have your old pc?
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new pc problem 6 years 11 months ago #62662

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The only thing I can think of from a programmers prospective is the method the game is trying to call is deprecated. Meaning, a better thing has been replaced by it. Try getting a version of DirectX that was for XP, if possible.
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new pc problem 6 years 11 months ago #62666

Play around with your screen resolutions before staring the game. I'd start with 800x600x32 and if that doesn't work 800x600x16 and alternate while increasing the resolutions. I had a similar issue with windows 7 the first time I played it.
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lastplace wrote: in my vast research on this problem, came across someone with the exact same problem in 2002.

That means you fixed it?
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Try THIS solution.
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new pc problem 6 years 11 months ago #62728

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Pretty sure that's the exact problem DB had. So download the game on VLR and that worked.
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