could not create direct 3D device error


#1

hey… i just bought the game off big fish

but the game runs really slowly… when it first loads everything runs slowly but after a while it completely slows down… like loading a game would take five minutes etc.

i downloaded the latest direct x but its still the same.
any ideas to what the problem is? maybe my video card needs to be changed?

sorry if this has already been addressed before… but i didnt feel like going through 14 threads!

update: urgh, now the game wont even run at all… it comes up with this floating box that says “could not create direct 3D device”. help!


#2

Seems like there’s something running in the background.


#3

Does your computer have 16mb onboard S3 graphics with 64mb system memory or a GeForce7950 GX2 card with 4 gigs DDR?

If there’s any combination I may have missed but describes your computer, please specify.

Maybe your video card needs to be changed or updated?


#4

could well be some spyware or other nasties in the background. the game should be consistent, and either run or not run. You should do a virus check on that PC.