Painkiller: Black Edition

Painkiller: Black Edition

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AnActualThimble Aug 10, 2015 @ 11:26pm
ERROR: could not Initialize DirectX 9 Renderer
I just bought the game and installed it and got the above error message. I've checked and I already have DirectX 10. Is it because of Vista or is it possibly something else?
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Peppins Aug 10, 2015 @ 11:29pm 
Try to update them by using dxwebsetup: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx%3Fid%3D35

The game use DX9, there is also an installer in the installation folder but is best if you use the above link to update them.

ps. what is your gpu? notebook with intel?
Last edited by Peppins; Aug 10, 2015 @ 11:31pm
Malevolent Aug 11, 2015 @ 12:42pm 
i downloaded that and nothing
Malevolent Aug 11, 2015 @ 12:57pm 
AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series i just ungraded to windows 10 it used to work fine now nothing just keeps give me a error message my gpu clock is at 300 MHz
mfaraday Aug 11, 2015 @ 2:44pm 
Dunno if it will help, but you could try a couple of things:

1. Set compatibility mode for ...\steam\steamapps\common\Painkiller Black Edition\Bin\painkiller.exe to win xp or more recent, and try to run the game.

2. Bit sketchy, but worth a shot: go to ...\Painkiller Black Edition\DirectX\ and extract directx.cab with 7-zip. Copy the extracted d3d9.dll to ...\Painkiller Black Edition\Bin\ and try to run the game.
Malevolent Aug 11, 2015 @ 2:49pm 
Originally posted by mfaraday:
Dunno if it will help, but you could try a couple of things:

1. Set compatibility mode for ...\steam\steamapps\common\Painkiller Black Edition\Bin\painkiller.exe to win xp or more recent, and try to run the game.

2. Bit sketchy, but worth a shot: go to ...\Painkiller Black Edition\DirectX\ and extract directx.cab with 7-zip. Copy the extracted d3d9.dll to ...\Painkiller Black Edition\Bin\ and try to run the game.


thanks got it to work.
Peppins Aug 14, 2015 @ 11:10pm 
Ye I think the issue was the compatibility mode...
AnActualThimble Aug 16, 2015 @ 11:52am 
I know I'm a little late on replying but nothing worked so I'm just gonna refund the game, thanks for trying though everyone.
Peppins Aug 17, 2015 @ 6:45am 
have you tryed all solution above? what are your os and hw?
Last edited by Peppins; Aug 17, 2015 @ 6:45am
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