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'Tricking a Game'

'Tricking a Game'

'Tricking a Game'

I just bought several games that will not run on my systems because they cannot find a "Direct3d device" on my system.

What this means is that I don't have the correct graohics card on my system or the incorrect DirectX version on my system.

I know I can download DirectX from Microsoft for free, but I am not going to go out and spend another $100 to $300 on a graphics card just to play an $35 game.

Does anyone know of a way to trick these games into thinking a have a Direct3D card on my system so thay they will run.

Do anyone know how to patch the code into the games.

Prepare to be assimilated.  Resistance is futile

Amanda Dearheart

RE: 'Tricking a Game'


Your signature is your answer, and says it all:


Prepare to be assimilated.  Resistance is futile


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