View Full Version : spore problems

06-20-2008, 05:56 PM
ok guys i downloaded the spore creature creater trail but when i go to run it it says computer not directx compatible thin when i click on the icon it says file d3dx9-27.dll is missing, please tell me what i spose to do to play spore please!!!. and i have windows xp pro

06-20-2008, 06:18 PM
Most games come with the relevant DX file itself. Try rebooting and installing again or updating your graphics driver.

Do you have a discrete card or integrated graphics?

06-20-2008, 09:51 PM
i installed this first to get the internet to work http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_630i_610i_winxp_16.08.html, i have a verto 8500 gt video card, and this is a dowloaded windows xp pro, but i dobt it has anything to do with it wright?

06-20-2008, 10:40 PM
windows update or go to directx website to update your directx.

06-20-2008, 11:59 PM
thax very much guys, i got it

06-21-2008, 12:15 AM
Alternatively you can always google 'dll files,' click on a site called dll files (lol :P) and download any specific dll that you need to run a particular program.

There are a few times I've had to download specific dx9 dll version myself, so the site came in pretty handy.

I think the site is dll-files.com btw. Just look for something like that when searching for dll-files. Should be the first or something one.

06-21-2008, 12:54 AM
Good work, team.

And welcome to the community, by the way.

06-23-2008, 05:23 PM
ahhh yes i don't miss PC gaming at all... except for MSFS and Silent hunter

06-23-2008, 05:39 PM
another problem solved by the A team!!! *cue music* dadadadada dada daaa

07-07-2008, 03:01 AM
Yeah... I just bought creature creator today and I have tried evrything I have got most recent direct X update. WHen I open Creature Creator it says: Sorry, your graphics card is below our min spec, the game will not run. I tried updating my driver by following what spore's websitwe said but when i dlowlod the update for my driver it says its not compatible... WTF!?!?!? Obviously I need to update my driver but how plz help me out guys!

07-07-2008, 03:20 AM
O yeah and i was wondering since it said when i was installing the update for my driver: uninstall previous versions for this driver. Since thats my only graphics driver would that shut my comp blak? Since its my grpahics thing...