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Dawn of War-Dark Crusade

  1. #1


    ChiceknDoc Guest

    Dawn of War-Dark Crusade

    When I try to start the game a message pops up saying that it can't find the
    spooge driver. It says that DirectX is not installed and i know it is. Just
    wondering if anyone knows what to do about it.

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  2. #2


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: Dawn of War-Dark Crusade

    Try downloading the DX9 from Microsoft. When you install DX9, it updates
    some components that are included with Vista. This needs to be done for a
    lot of DX9 games, for some reason.

    Link:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    Hope this helps.

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    "ChiceknDoc" <ChiceknDoc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > When I try to start the game a message pops up saying that it can't find
    > the
    > spooge driver. It says that DirectX is not installed and i know it is.
    > Just
    > wondering if anyone knows what to do about it.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Jonathan Guest

    Re: Dawn of War-Dark Crusade

    I am having the same problem, I downloaded the DX9 but it still says spooge
    driver not found, any other ideas?

    "Dustin Harper" wrote:

    > Try downloading the DX9 from Microsoft. When you install DX9, it updates
    > some components that are included with Vista. This needs to be done for a
    > lot of DX9 games, for some reason.
    >
    > Link:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > --
    > Dustin Harper
    > dharper@xxxxxx
    > http://www.vistarip.com
    > "ChiceknDoc" <ChiceknDoc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:9F481A8F-CA19-47CC-BF29-66CD6AD932F3@xxxxxx

    > > When I try to start the game a message pops up saying that it can't find
    > > the
    > > spooge driver. It says that DirectX is not installed and i know it is.
    > > Just
    > > wondering if anyone knows what to do about it.
    >

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  4. #4


    VRG Scotty Guest

    Re: Dawn of War-Dark Crusade


    "ChiceknDoc" <ChiceknDoc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9F481A8F-CA19-47CC-BF29-66CD6AD932F3@xxxxxx

    > When I try to start the game a message pops up saying that it can't find
    > the
    > spooge driver. It says that DirectX is not installed and i know it is.
    > Just
    > 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.

    Possible solutions:
    Before you start your own "spooge driver" thread, please try the following
    three things.

    1. Make sure that your card can actually run Dawn of War. Here's an
    (incomplete) list:

    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
    here (http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html) for ATI cards and here
    (http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp) 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
    down.

    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)
    --
    VRG Scotty

    www.vistareadygames.com
    Register, it's free, and use the 'search for solution' tab for any problems


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