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Failed To Initialize DirectX on Silent Hill 4: The Room


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#1
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:cry:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP r085nd

ggc

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#2
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.
 

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    8.1
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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 :mad:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP r085nd
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#4
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.... :)
 

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    Sorry, dont know what it is for :(