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DirectX Errors When playing Skyrim, FO:NV, and Entropia

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    DirectX Errors When playing Skyrim, FO:NV, and Entropia


    Hello. I recently was forced to upgrade my computer from Windows 8 (which was a beautiful gaming experience) to Windows 8.1. Upon attempting to re-download Fallout New Vegas, as well as Skyrim, I received this error:



    I have tried a fresh install of DirectX, with no luck. Upon attempting to install Entropia Universe, I receive this error:



    Once again, after receiving this error, I reinstalled DirectX, once again without results. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Bump, I've posted this topic on three different boards over the last four days and have yet to receive any input.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Download this.. Download DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) from Official Microsoft Download Center

    Create a folder on the Desktop, extract the contents to the folder.

    Next, run DXSETUP.exe from the folder on the Desktop. It should install everything you need. Restart your computer then see if you can play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cross Bones View Post
    Hello. I recently was forced to upgrade my computer from Windows 8 (which was a beautiful gaming experience) to Windows 8.1. Upon attempting to re-download Fallout New Vegas, as well as Skyrim, I received this error:



    I have tried a fresh install of DirectX, with no luck. Upon attempting to install Entropia Universe, I receive this error:



    Once again, after receiving this error, I reinstalled DirectX, once again without results. Any help would be appreciated.
    • Where did you get the disk from?
    • And is this the Steam version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post


    • Where did you get the disk from?
    • And is this the Steam version?
    Yes, this is the Steam Version.

    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    Download this.. Download DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) from Official Microsoft Download Center

    Create a folder on the Desktop, extract the contents to the folder.

    Next, run DXSETUP.exe from the folder on the Desktop. It should install everything you need. Restart your computer then see if you can play.
    Upon doing that I received this error:



    Upon opening the log, I see this:

    02/25/14 21:15:58: infinst: C:\WINDOWS\system32\xactengine3_0.dll have been installed already.


    That's just the last line, I can post the full log if you'd like. And of course, I tried the game again, and it still does not function. I didn't expect it to.
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    Open an elevated command prompt and run these commands one at a time:

    chdir /d C:\Windows\System32

    regsvr32 -u xactengine3_0.dll


    Then try to install what EC linked to again.

    If it didn't help install, then run this command to put it back:

    regsvr32 xactengine3_0.dll
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Open an elevated command prompt and run these commands one at a time:

    chdir /d C:\Windows\System32

    regsvr32 -u xactengine3_0.dll


    Then try to install what EC linked to again.

    If it didn't help install, then run this command to put it back:

    regsvr32 xactengine3_0.dll
    I tried this, and the same error occurred. Should I restart my computer after entering the commands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cross Bones View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post


    • Where did you get the disk from?
    • And is this the Steam version?
    Yes, this is the Steam Version.
    Well I'll have to answer my first question... Depending on where you got this game from, it could be missing a file. Kind of an AP scheme. Also I'm not so sure it'll even install (correctly) without steam.

    OK, that said... have you tried updating your DirectX files - Download DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer from Official Microsoft Download Center

    BTW was it running before the update?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cross Bones View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post


    • Where did you get the disk from?
    • And is this the Steam version?
    Yes, this is the Steam Version.
    Well I'll have to answer my first question... Depending on where you got this game from, it could be missing a file. Kind of an AP scheme. Also I'm not so sure it'll even install (correctly) without steam.

    OK, that said... have you tried updating your DirectX files - Download DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer from Official Microsoft Download Center

    BTW was it running before the update?
    I don't have any sort of disk, as it is a Steam Version. I've reinstalled it several times with steam, and have updated my DirectX files. It was running before the update.
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Update your video card driver.
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