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    pc game wont load on vista

    i am trying to play "Crime Stories" and i can get it to download but when i try to launch it the screen goes black. and i cant do anything. i have to hit the ctrl/alt/delete to get back to normal screen. then a box pops up saying this requires d3rdrm.dll and this version of windows no longer has it. i have tried downloading the d3drm.dll file but it does nothing i have updated the directx thing. i am stuck and just wanted to play and hoping i have not wasted money.

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    Re: pc game wont load on vista

    yeah lots have had that issue , its because Vista doesnt come with that old DX file , the only fix i know is to add the file manually , where did you put it?.........

    C:/windows/system32 or C:/windows/sysWOW64 ?

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    Re: pc game wont load on vista

    it never asks where to put it

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    Re: pc game wont load on vista

    erm?? ok so what did you do with it???

    ive highlighted the places where it should go in my last post , one of those two folders

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    Re: pc game wont load on vista

    OK its like it doesnt download cause i cant find it anywhere on my pc. so i saved it to desktop and tried it that way i get there is no program in the set associate. so i go there to i guess choose one it gives me a bunch of diff things to choose from. i havent picked 1 yet. dont know which one to pick

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    Re: pc game wont load on vista

    Quote Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
    yeah lots have had that issue , its because Vista doesnt come with that old DX file , the only fix i know is to add the file manually , where did you put it?.........

    C:/windows/system32 or C:/windows/sysWOW64 ?

    as i already said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Re: pc game wont load on vista

    ok i understand how to download the file to the pc and where to put it but when i download it it it asked which program i want to use to open it.

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    Re: pc game wont load on vista

    good grief dude , you dont open it you put it into either


    C:/windows/system32 or C:/windows/sysWOW64

    so you manually drag and drop the downloaded file into either of those folders , if you have 64 bit vista put it in both

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    Re: pc game wont load on vista

    ok calm down i appceciate the help. but your not understanding what im saying.... i will try to explain it better. when i click on this link d3drm.dll download - free dll files
    i click open a window pops up and tells me " this file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action. create an association in the set associations control panel" word for word this is what i am told.
    this is where i dont know what to do. it wont download.
    i hope this is more clear on what my problem is

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    Re: pc game wont load on vista

    Quote Originally Posted by gagesixtoes12 View Post
    ok i understand how to download the file to the pc and where to put it but when i download it it it asked which program i want to use to open it.
    oh i misunderstood because thet statement looks like you had already downloaded it , my bad sorry

    here.............>>>>>> http://www.d3drmdll.com/downloads/d3drm.zip

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