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By k.bailey ·
Do you load directx9 before u install the graphics card drivers or after since i have installed directx9 not many games work i.e moto gp3, matrix and other new games.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to direct x9

either. are you up to date on windows updates? i believe there is a directx9 patch...

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by Oz_Media In reply to direct x9

DX9 may not be compatible with your graphics card. Many older cards don't support DX9.
As for NEWER games, if they worked before the DX9 upgrade, update the graphics card drivers, check to see if they support DX 9, again, MANY don't.

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by TheChas In reply to direct x9

Which version of Windows, and what graphics card?

For Windows 98 and Me, many older graphics cards do NOT have updated drivers that support DirectX 9.

3dfx, and the ATI Rage series cards do not support DirectX beyond version 8.
I'm sure that many others have this problem also.

Even in XP, you may have problems with older video cards.

As to installation sequence, I ALWAYS install video drivers in the following order:

Chip-set AGP mini-port driver
DirectX
Video card driver.

Many video card drivers will NOT install unless the correct version of DirectX is installed first.

Chas

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