Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Failed To Initialize DirectX on Silent Hill 4: The Room

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Failed To Initialize DirectX on Silent Hill 4: The Room


    Hello guys,

    I'm a huge fan of the Silent Hill games and since i recently started playing on the PC i bought all available Silent Hill Games for PC
    Every game runs great, exept Silent Hill 4: The Room.
    I can install the game from the disk but when I try to open it it says Failed To Initialize DirectX...
    I have the latest version of DirectX and I use Windows 8.1
    Does someone know how i can fix this i really want to play the game so badly

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    8.1


    I've been trying to figure out how to deal with a similar problem with this game. Try disabling your audio device (right click volume control, select playback devices, and right click/disable your audio device--you can undo this afterwards by enabling it). Does the game work after, just without sound? I believe the issue may be related to the older, now unsupported DirectSound configuration that is used in this game. Unfortunately I have not found a solution, if this is the problem you're having as well.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I have tried disabling my playback device but still i get the "failed to initialize DirectX" error... The game needs DirectX 8.1 or 9.0, but since i have Windows 8.1, i only have 9.0c, 10.0 and 11.0... i touhgt the older DirectX versions were supported by the newer versions but the game just doesnt start. After the installation, if i start the game the screen turns black for 4 seconds and then i get the error. After i try it again it says "a crash occured the last time the game was played, using safe graphic options", if i press ok the "failed to initialize DirectX" appears but the game never starts
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Sorry, dont know what it is for :(


    Silent Hill 4 The Room doesnt support WideScreen, so your having "Failed To Initialize Directx" Error.... You need to patch it with wide screen fix for the game in order it to work....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    Sorry, dont know what it is for :(


    heres the link, all you need to do is extract the dll into the main directory of your silent hill 4 the room

    Widescreen Fixes Pack - plugins to make or improve widescreen resolutions support in PC games

    No need to check directx or checking your latest graphics driver, thats bullshit....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Failed To Initialize DirectX on Silent Hill 4: The Room
Related Threads
Some of the games I have seen have the options to select which one to use, dx9 or 10 or 11. Honestly, I have just a little approximate knowledge of what these do most of them from experience. - dx9 runs smoother (just for me i suppose) - dx10 just adds shinys and i did not really use it....
The Players OS: Windows 8.1 Pro Laptop: Sager NP9150 Video Adapaters: Intel HD4000; nVidia GeForce GTX 670M Displays: Mobil PC Display; Samsung S24B300; LG 24MP56 Connections Samsung S24B300 - DVI LG 24MP56 - HDMI
I have a weird issue in which after a boot of the machine it will take some time for USB devices to become initialized, yes... this includes my USB keyboard and mouse. So essentially even though the system may be up and running at the user logon screen, I have to wait five seconds until I can type...
I have been running Silent Hunter 4, (patch 1.04) from Ubisoft, since day 1 in various versions of windows including 8.1; now it wont work? With, and without, RSRDC. Even down to ver 1.04 with no mods. no luck. Ideas anyone? Win 8.1 has a auto compatibility software, which works in others but not...
Java update 'doesn't prevent silent exploits at all' | ZDNet
5020Mozilla has already announced plans to put in a silent update feature in future editions of its Firefox browser. Today, one of Firefox's programmers, Brian R. Bondy, has updated his blog with more information about how and when the new feature will be implemented. First, Bondy says that a...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook