The Beginner's Guide

The Beginner's Guide

RREDDWARFF Jan 30, 2019 @ 12:24am
Error message: Couldn't initialize Directx!
I've played this game on several other computers, but now I'm having trouble playing it on my new PC. When I try to start the game I'm getting a message that says, "Please make sure the Directx Redistributable is installed." I found a solution in the Steam community, but it's from 2015 and is not working for my Windows 10 pc. tried to install directx manually from the game file, but it's not in there. Any help would be greatly appriciated.
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tukkek Jan 30, 2019 @ 3:31pm 
Here's a DirectX install guide from Mucrosoft, hope it helps! https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/179113/how-to-install-the-latest-version-of-directx
RREDDWARFF Jan 30, 2019 @ 10:03pm 
Thanks tukkek. I fixed it by installing The Stanley Parable. When installing it, Directx was automatically installed. I'm now able to play The Biginner's Guide. Oddly enough.:steamhappy:
Jay_Zellimus Jun 26, 2020 @ 5:09pm 
Originally posted by RREDDWARFF:
Thanks tukkek. I fixed it by installing The Stanley Parable. When installing it, Directx was automatically installed. I'm now able to play The Biginner's Guide. Oddly enough.:steamhappy:

This absolutely worked! Unbelievable.
Arascii Jun 28, 2020 @ 10:22pm 
I'm on windows 10, which claims DirectX is packaged with the OS, and also ran into this. I fixed it without installing the Stanley Parable by running Dxsetup which was included in the Steamworks Shared package , which for me is located at:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\DirectX\Jun2010\DXSETUP.exe"

Hope it helps someone in the future.
Aerod Aug 21, 2020 @ 11:18am 
Originally posted by Arascii:
I'm on windows 10, which claims DirectX is packaged with the OS, and also ran into this. I fixed it without installing the Stanley Parable by running Dxsetup which was included in the Steamworks Shared package , which for me is located at:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\DirectX\Jun2010\DXSETUP.exe"

Hope it helps someone in the future.

Worked flawlessly! thank you!
melephisto Jan 25 @ 11:10am 
Originally posted by Arascii:
I'm on windows 10, which claims DirectX is packaged with the OS, and also ran into this. I fixed it without installing the Stanley Parable by running Dxsetup which was included in the Steamworks Shared package , which for me is located at:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\DirectX\Jun2010\DXSETUP.exe"

Hope it helps someone in the future.

thankyou!!
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