Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row: The Third

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vexatag Apr 4, 2014 @ 2:59pm
Runs in DX11 but not DX 9.
So, I installed SR3 on my external hard drive, tried to launch it, it crashed on startup. The DX11 version will run, aleibt at about 20FPS because I have a bad rig. However, under DX 9 it crashes on startup. Is there anything I can do?
Last edited by vexatag; Apr 7, 2014 @ 3:08pm
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vexatag Apr 8, 2014 @ 9:44pm 
Update: I have tried repairing my DirectX install and my .Net installation. They didn't fix it.
vexatag Apr 12, 2014 @ 2:30pm 
Will anyone help?
Mr Windblade Apr 12, 2014 @ 7:48pm 
I know it's not help, but that's weird as ♥♥♥♥. If you're running on Windows 7, I'm fairly certain that repairing your DirectX installation will only repair DirectX 11 (which is the pre-installed version on your OS).

However, DirectX 11 as packaged with Windows 7 won't come with all of the DirectX 9.0c runtimes. You might try finding a DirectX installer for DirectX 9.0c specifically. I'd see if such an installer is packaged with another of your games.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common

Some of your games in this folder may have a _CommonRedist folder. Definitely the best place to look for DirectX 9.0c.

Otherwise, you'll have to take a look at Beyond that I can't really recommend looking for DirectX installers as unofficial sources are... unofficial.
Dark Hell 9 Apr 13, 2014 @ 11:17am 
External Hard drives are not really made for gaming, there more for storage and office work where performance isn't needed.
Mr Windblade Apr 13, 2014 @ 1:40pm 
Oh wow, I didn't see that. Yeah, that's definitely not going to work. Even on eSATA, the performance of the drive would definitely not provide the kind of oomph you need to play a big game like Saint's Row.
vexatag Apr 13, 2014 @ 7:52pm 
Okay. I'll try reinstalling it on my main drive. It probably won't work, but it's worth a shot.
Mr Windblade Apr 14, 2014 @ 6:56am 
I'd still look into making sure you actually have DirectX 9.0c runtimes on your PC, there has to be a reason that your game is crashing under that setting, and that's just the most logical. The game's performance at 20 FPS is because of the drive, but the crash probably isn't.
vexatag Apr 14, 2014 @ 1:38pm 
How would I go about making sure I have the DirectX runtimes?
Mr Windblade Apr 14, 2014 @ 4:56pm

This should be the right link - assuming you have Windows 7, this will update your DirectX to include the legacy DirectX 9 runtimes.
vexatag Apr 14, 2014 @ 8:54pm 
So the one you sent, I ran it before, it prompted me with the EULA, I accepted it, on the next screen it told me that the components were ready. Also, I installed SR3 on my main hard drive and it runs the same, except with shorter load times.
vexatag Apr 17, 2014 @ 12:10am 
*definitely not a bump*
Skulker_S Apr 17, 2014 @ 9:52am 
i have the exact opposite issue... it runs on dx9, but not on 11.
i have no idea why
edit: it's working now. not sure why exactly x) the error code showed some similarities with windows media player errors... so i installed windows media player and now it works
Last edited by Skulker_S; Apr 17, 2014 @ 10:07am
vexatag Apr 17, 2014 @ 1:28pm 
Unhelpful................................................................... no offense.
Skulker_S Apr 17, 2014 @ 1:51pm 
well, unless you post some errorcodes or smth similair it is improable that anybody will be able to help you.
vexatag Apr 17, 2014 @ 1:52pm 
Pray tell, where might I find these error codes?
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