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  1. #1


    Wizard of OCD Guest

    Thief 3

    Keep getting this error message every time I run it, I have tried ever
    compatibility and even installed the latest ATI drivers. I have Direct X
    10 and 3 gigs of memory!


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  3. #2


    Olórin Guest

    Re: Thief 3


    "Wizard of OCD" <non4@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:482363c1$0$5696$4c368faf@xxxxxx

    > Keep getting this error message every time I run it, I have tried ever
    > compatibility and even installed the latest ATI drivers. I have Direct X
    > 10 and 3 gigs of memory!
    >
    Why did you start a new thread on the same, ongoing problem?

    Did you have any success on the Thief III forum that Andy pointed you to in
    reply to your last post??

    Does this happen when you try to install the game, or to play it? Your posts
    are ambiguous....



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  4. #3


    Poky Guest

    Re: Thief 3

    On Thu, 08 May 2008 16:34:00 -0400, Wizard of OCD <non4@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    >Keep getting this error message every time I run it, I have tried ever
    >compatibility and even installed the latest ATI drivers. I have Direct X
    >10 and 3 gigs of memory!
    Download Directx9 and install that to Vista. It won't overwrite any
    DX10 files, just adds a file that is missing that some older games
    need. If that doesn't work then maybe you need to install C++ runtime
    files. I have Thief3 but don't have it installed. Maybe I will install
    it later and see if I get the same error.

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  5. #4


    Wizard of OCD Guest

    Re: Thief 3

    Install, game installs perfect, then when I go to run game that it
    throws up error message



    Olórin wrote:

    > "Wizard of OCD" <non4@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:482363c1$0$5696$4c368faf@xxxxxx

    >> Keep getting this error message every time I run it, I have tried ever
    >> compatibility and even installed the latest ATI drivers. I have Direct X
    >> 10 and 3 gigs of memory!
    >>
    >
    > Why did you start a new thread on the same, ongoing problem?
    >
    > Did you have any success on the Thief III forum that Andy pointed you to in
    > reply to your last post??
    >
    > Does this happen when you try to install the game, or to play it? Your posts
    > are ambiguous....
    >
    >

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  6. #5


    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Re: Thief 3

    >> "Wizard of OCD" <non4@xxxxxx> wrote in message

    >> news:482363c1$0$5696$4c368faf@xxxxxx

    >>> Keep getting this error message every time I run it, I have tried
    >>> ever compatibility and even installed the latest ATI drivers. I have
    >>> Direct X 10 and 3 gigs of memory!
    >>>

    > Olórin wrote:

    >>
    >> Why did you start a new thread on the same, ongoing problem?
    >>
    >> Did you have any success on the Thief III forum that Andy pointed you
    >> to in reply to your last post??
    >>
    >> Does this happen when you try to install the game, or to play it?
    >> Your posts are ambiguous....
    Wizard of OCD <non4@xxxxxx> wrote in
    news:482650b8$0$5721$4c368faf@xxxxxx:

    > Install, game installs perfect, then when I go to run game that it
    > throws up error message
    Sounds like this is a common problem with Vista and Thief 3.

    http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83627

    The thread here is a website dedicated to Looking Glass games like Thief
    series, and System Shock. More than likely the suggestions here will fix
    whatever problem you may be experiencing.

    Thief came out long before Vista so there are bound to be problems. Try
    some of the suggestions on this site for Thief 3 and Vista, respond to
    this thread if nothing helps, and explain what you tried to get the game
    to work so we don't offer repeat advice.

    Good luck,
    A.
    --
    -A.

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    Wizard of OCD Guest

    Re: Thief 3

    Andy, Have tried several suggestions. a couple of them seem like
    suggestions that my IT department at work gives when they don't know the
    answer to anything.

    such as trying to install direct x 9 over DX10 that just seems like your
    begging for trouble there. this is a brand new system I'm not mucking
    about with untested theories.

    Andy [YaYa] wrote:

    >>> "Wizard of OCD" <non4@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:482363c1$0$5696$4c368faf@xxxxxx
    >>>> Keep getting this error message every time I run it, I have tried
    >>>> ever compatibility and even installed the latest ATI drivers. I have
    >>>> Direct X 10 and 3 gigs of memory!
    >>>>
    >

    >> Olórin wrote:

    >>> Why did you start a new thread on the same, ongoing problem?
    >>>
    >>> Did you have any success on the Thief III forum that Andy pointed you
    >>> to in reply to your last post??
    >>>
    >>> Does this happen when you try to install the game, or to play it?
    >>> Your posts are ambiguous....
    >
    > Wizard of OCD <non4@xxxxxx> wrote in
    > news:482650b8$0$5721$4c368faf@xxxxxx:
    >

    >> Install, game installs perfect, then when I go to run game that it
    >> throws up error message
    >
    > Sounds like this is a common problem with Vista and Thief 3.
    >
    > http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83627
    >
    > The thread here is a website dedicated to Looking Glass games like Thief
    > series, and System Shock. More than likely the suggestions here will fix
    > whatever problem you may be experiencing.
    >
    > Thief came out long before Vista so there are bound to be problems. Try
    > some of the suggestions on this site for Thief 3 and Vista, respond to
    > this thread if nothing helps, and explain what you tried to get the game
    > to work so we don't offer repeat advice.
    >
    > Good luck,
    > A.

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  8. #7


    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Re: Thief 3

    >>>> "Wizard of OCD" <non4@xxxxxx> wrote in message

    >>>> news:482363c1$0$5696$4c368faf@xxxxxx
    >>>>> Keep getting this error message every time I run it, I have tried
    >>>>> ever compatibility and even installed the latest ATI drivers. I
    >>>>> have Direct X 10 and 3 gigs of memory!
    >>>>>
    >>

    >>> Olórin wrote:
    >>>> Why did you start a new thread on the same, ongoing problem?
    >>>>
    >>>> Did you have any success on the Thief III forum that Andy pointed
    >>>> you to in reply to your last post??
    >>>>
    >>>> Does this happen when you try to install the game, or to play it?
    >>>> Your posts are ambiguous....
    >>
    >> Wizard of OCD <non4@xxxxxx> wrote in
    >> news:482650b8$0$5721$4c368faf@xxxxxx:
    >>

    >>> Install, game installs perfect, then when I go to run game that it
    >>> throws up error message
    >>
    >> Sounds like this is a common problem with Vista and Thief 3.
    >>
    >> http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83627
    >>
    >> The thread here is a website dedicated to Looking Glass games like
    >> Thief series, and System Shock. More than likely the suggestions here
    >> will fix whatever problem you may be experiencing.
    >>
    >> Thief came out long before Vista so there are bound to be problems.
    >> Try some of the suggestions on this site for Thief 3 and Vista,
    >> respond to this thread if nothing helps, and explain what you tried
    >> to get the game to work so we don't offer repeat advice.
    Wizard of OCD <non4@xxxxxx> wrote in
    news:482c5e58$0$31725$4c368faf@xxxxxx:

    > Andy, Have tried several suggestions. a couple of them seem like
    > suggestions that my IT department at work gives when they don't know
    > the answer to anything.
    >
    > such as trying to install direct x 9 over DX10 that just seems like
    > your begging for trouble there. this is a brand new system I'm not
    > mucking about with untested theories.
    Dude, top down responses, you're confusing the hell outta me.

    Installing DirectX 9 in Vista is safe, it just updates DirectX 9 and
    earlier files, it won't touch DirectX 10 stuff.

    Nice thing about DirectX, is it's well tested. You can install DirectX 3
    (The first DirectX with an installer) onto Vista and it won't effect your
    DirectX 10.1 installation files. Just don't try to delete DirectX from your
    HD. You CAN, sorta in Windows 2k or Pre-XP OSs, but XP and Vista come with
    DirectX, simply removing the Dx*.dll files would be bad.

    Trust me, DirectX has been tested. You really can't mess it up. The problem
    is not with DirectX, it may be something else is causing problems for
    DirectX, but the DirectX system is pretty much install and go.

    No one would use it if it wasn't any good, OpenGL could of easily taken up
    the slack if DirectX failed, but it didn't and here we are.

    I think the problem is people think DirectX is something it isn't, all
    DirectX does is lets game developers create games using one language, then
    DirectX translates that unversal language into something your video card
    and audio card (of which every one is different) can understand.

    If your video or audio card drivers are stupid or some other program on
    your computer is trying to do something it's not supposed to, then you
    might get a crash or whatever, but this problem is not DirectX related. If
    you installed DirectX via the DXWEBSETUP.EXE program, you have EVERY
    version of DirectX on your system that's currently supported.

    Dude, I work in IT (part time), Were all a bunch of retards when it comes
    to game compatibility. Talk to someone who works tech support or customer
    support in Video Games (I used too). Look in the Thief 3 manual, see if
    their tech support phone number still works.

    I know the old Maxis games (Like SimAnt, or SimCity 2000), you can call the
    OLD Maxis Walnut Creek office phone numbers and they will redirect you to
    the new EA Support lines in Redwood City.

    There are people on the forum I linked earlier that have answers to your
    problem, if you post there you'll get a response from people who live on
    Thief. If you're really desperate, let me know, i'll see if I can find a
    copy of the game to test.
    --
    -A.

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