Windows 10: Issues with Direct X. Solved

  1.    25 Oct 2015 #1

    Issues with Direct X.


    Whenever I try to open Europa Universalis 4, I get a message regarding D3dx9_43.dll. I tried to install directx 9.0 but you can't on Windows 10. I have directx 12 installed and I don't recall the game needing DX9 as its fairly recent. Any help is appreciated.
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       25 Oct 2015 #2

    Welcome to the forums. Some game require older DX files. Even though DX 12 is installed, it will need some older DX files. Try installing from here

    Download DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtime from Official Microsoft Download Center
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  3.    25 Oct 2015 #3

    Upon opening the dxwebsetup exe it says...
    "You must be running Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 to install the DirectX 9.0c"
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  4.    25 Oct 2015 #4

    If Dude's link doesn't work, try this - DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)

    First things first... I would suggest you create a Restore Point, just in case something strange happens. To create one just got to Control Panel, System, System Protection, Create a restore point right now..., and click on Create.

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    Name the creation point and click create...

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    This will now create a manual restore point should you need to revert back to a previous working point should something go wrong. I do myself do this a lot when I install certain programs or software.

    Now...

    When you download the file I linked to, you'll have to extract the files to a folder of your choosing. I suggest you create a folder named "DX Redist" prior to extracting the files and place it your desktop so you can easily find it.

    Then click on the downloaded file and extract the contents to said folder. Open the folder and click on the DXSETUP.exe and the files should install. I just did it on my Win 10 machine and all went well. You may also want to reboot even though it may not be required.

    Let us know if this helps.

    Good luck.
    Last edited by sygnus21; 25 Oct 2015 at 13:00. Reason: Fixed broken link
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  5.    25 Oct 2015 #5

    That link does not work, you may have typed it incorrectly.
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  6.    25 Oct 2015 #6

    Mason92 said: View Post
    That link does not work, you may have typed it incorrectly.
    Try this: DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)
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  7.    25 Oct 2015 #7

    Thank you. This worked for me. However, I had previously followed these steps on a clean install of Windows 7 to no avail. It works now though. Have a nice day!
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  8.    25 Oct 2015 #8

    Good to hear.

    Don't know why it wouldn't have worked with Windows 7 though as it should have. At any rate you have your issue solved so enjoy.

    Peace
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