DeclinedA1 Jul 4, 2013 @ 4:19pm
Rome: Total War failed to find DirectX 9....I have Direct X 11...
Whenever I try to start RTW I get a flashing black screen for a few seconds. An error message then appears saying "Rome Total War failed to find DirectX 9, which is required for the game to run. Please reinstall DirectX."

I updated my video card's drivers, and I cleared out my PC's registry. I downloaded RTW from Steam. I have DirectX 11, which should be compatible with 9. I am playing this on Windows 8.

How can I solve this?
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.☠. oOIYvYIOo Jul 4, 2013 @ 4:54pm 
reinstall everything,delete the files on c: and reinstall
DeclinedA1 Jul 4, 2013 @ 4:55pm 
I deleted it from Steam once. But since I have no other options, I will do as you say in hope of resolving the issue.
DeclinedA1 Jul 4, 2013 @ 6:37pm 
The problem persists.
Hendrikus3 Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:26pm 
What I did was go to the preferences.txt file. You can find it at:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Rome Total War Gold\preferences

All I did was go to the line called: AA_Quality_AA: Low
And made it into: AA_Quality_AA: Off

I also tinkered a little with the max screen resolutions in the file, but the game doesn't support my resolution to begin with. In the end I set them all to 1024x768, but it only started worked after I changed the AA_quality line - which I think did it for me.

Hope this works for you!
Cheers,
Last edited by Hendrikus3; Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:27pm
kesmai Sep 6, 2013 @ 2:51pm 
just download the original dx9 from microsoft and install it on your machine.
http://www.microsoft.com/de-de/download/details.aspx?id=35
this is the links to the german version, but it does not matter which languge.
Last edited by kesmai; Sep 6, 2013 @ 2:52pm
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