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XWING v. Tie Loading Problem

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Hey I just bought this supposedly great game, and as usual it won't work.  I have all the requirements, 6x166, 16 RAM, Trident SuperVGA Card, etc..., but the game won't acknowledge my video display card and I have no number on the box to call.  When I click on the play game button, it gives me a "Directdraw Init Failed at 2."  Of course no directions to tell me what that means or how to change it.  Any geniuses out there with a suggestion?  Much obliged, fellow gamers.  Otherwise I just wasted another $50.00.


Ok I have updated the driver and now the system recognizes the display driver, but does not list it as certified--of course.  I have downloaded the applicable Trident driver for DirectX, but Windows 95 refuses to load it as it does not end in  inf. (I have unzipped file for driver).  Then to make matters worse, Windows 95 has now decided I have no joystick, so I can't even get to the point of determining that the game doesn't work.  So what else is new.  
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That error means that the DirectX drivers for your videocard isnt up to specs, if you choose "control panel/add remove programs" and click on "DirectX" does all the lines say "Certified"

(if you do not have this line in teh panel, locate the program "Dxsetup.exe", run it and watch the output.
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J2: Need clarification.  I already know that DirectX tells me "no hardware support" on display driver but that makes no sense.  Windows 95 shows everything in working order.  And the warning I get lists directdraw as the problem, but that is listed as certified.  Don't suggest reinstalling DIrectx, or reinstalling the game, I have done that several times over to no success.  
Game doesn't load.


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Then it seems that either:

A. That game is one of those that doesnt like Cyrix Chips
B. The directdraw driver is, altough certified, buggy.
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I am having the same problem with XvT.  I have a Pentium 166 with 32 megs of ram and a trident 9680 2meg video card.  Same problem, no certification for the display and the error for directdraw.  If you come up with a solution, let me know.

Matt
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