"ChiceknDoc" <ChiceknDoc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> When I try to start the game a message pops up saying that it can't find
> spooge driver. It says that DirectX is not installed and i know it is.
> wondering if anyone knows what to do about it.
Symptoms: Game won't start, error message stating that "spooge driver not
found, verify that directX is installed" is displayed.
Problem: Your graphics card is not being initialized correctly by the game.
Before you start your own "spooge driver" thread, please try the following
1. Make sure that your card can actually run Dawn of War. Here's an
Cards that will run Dawn of War
-ATI Radeon 8500 and above
-Nvidia Geforce 2 and above
Cards that will not run Dawn of War
-Intel integrated graphics chips
-S3 chip family of integrated cards
-Matrox Parhelia family
Note that there are a few exceptions.
Remember, you need a card that is Hardware T&L capable.
2. Update your video card drivers
. This is the number one most common fix
for this problem. The latest versions of the video drivers can be downloaded
) for ATI cards and here
) for nvidia.
3. Check if your mainboard chipset drivers are installed and up to date.
We've seen quite a few cards running in PCI mode due to the chipset drivers
not being installed or totally out of date. This really slows your cards
If you can't find your problem adressed in a thread, create a new one.
Create it in the Dawn of War Technical Assistance Forum. Please include the
warnings.log and the dxdiag.txt in your first post (see how to find those
files here (http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=41632
)) along with
a clear description of your problem.
(source file front)
Register, it's free, and use the 'search for solution' tab for any problems