"Failed creating Direct3D Device" Error

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"Failed creating Direct3D Device" Error

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Some people encounter the a problem when starting the game that the message "Failed creating Direct3D Device" appears when running the game under windows. Here are some solutions to this problem.

It is always a good idea to have the latest DirectX installed from microsoft:


It is also advisable to ensure you have the latest graphics drivers for your video card installed. You can see what graphics drivers are on your system by pressing Start Menu, then selecting the following: Settings, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager, Display Adapters, (Select an adapter), Properties.

Some web sites for graphics cards are:

3Dlabs - http://www.3dlabs.com/
Asus - http://www.asus.com/
ATI - http://support.atitech.com/
Aztech Labs - http://www.aztechlabs.com/
Canopus - http://www.canopuscorp.com/
Creative Labs - http://www.creativelabs.com/
Diamond Multimedia - http://www.diamondmm.com
Elsa Technology - http://www.elsa.de/
Guillemot - http://www.guillemot.com/
Hercules (see Guillemot) - http://www.guillemot.com/
I/O Magic - http://www.iomagic.com/
Jaton - http://www.jaton.com/
Leadtek - http://www.leadtek.com/
Matrox - http://www.matrox.com/
nVidia - http://www.nvidia.com/
Orchid (see Diamond MM) - http://www.diamondmm.com/
SiS - http://www.sis.com.tw/
Turtle Beach - http://www.turtlebeach.com
VIA Technologies - http://www.viatech.com/
VideoLogic - http://www.videologic.com/

You can also try running in the following resolutions:

... 1) 640x480x16
... 2) 640x480x32
... 3) 800x600x16
... 4) 800x600x32
... 5) Windowed Mode

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