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Old 10-08-2001, 03:28 PM   #1
DirectX 8 Compatible Display Adapter
When i start up Max Payne an error comes up that says "Max Payne requires a DirectX 8 Compatible Display Adapter"....what is it and how do i get it? I've had this game for almost a week and i havent got to play it yet....
Old 10-08-2001, 04:31 PM   #2
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Re: DirectX 8 Compatible Display Adapter
Need more info about what kind of hardware is in your computer.
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Old 10-09-2001, 09:56 AM   #3
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i have the same problem all the time. I have ;

900mhz Athlon k7
512mb PC133 SDRAM
Creative LABS Geforce 2 GTS (L8est Drivers)
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Old 10-09-2001, 03:59 PM   #4
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What info do you need Joe3DR?
Old 10-10-2001, 02:56 AM   #5
Re: DirectX 8 Compatible Display Adapter
We need your full system specs, graphics card sound, CPU, RAM drivers etc etc...
Old 10-10-2001, 05:02 AM   #6
Re: DirectX 8 Compatible Display Adapter
Well, since I have the same problem as the original poster, I will post my specs:

Celeron II 566 @ 850
256 MB RAM
Gainward Geforce 2 MX

Before anyone says this sound card is junk or thatvideo card is crap, I have to restate that I have been using this setup flawlessly for over 6 months, and played Black & White, Max Payne, Half-Life, Unreal, etc. with no problems.

The error just started last week.
Old 10-10-2001, 06:38 AM   #7
Re: DirectX 8 Compatible Display Adapter
I can be wrong, but a lot of errors seem to be originating from the latest detonator drivers.

Herules has their version available, and states that if you are having problem, you should temporarily downgrade drivers to the 14.10.
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