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DirectX, DirectDraw, or d3dx9 Error
You may receive one of the following error messages when starting your game:
• Application failed because of missing component d3dx9_33dll
• DirectX error
• DirectDraw or INTDirectdraw error
These errors occur when DirectX 9.0 is not correctly installed, or an older version of DirectX is being used.
Click on the following link to download and install the latest version of DirectX from Microsoft: DirectX update.
If that does not work, please try downloading the following version of DirectX. This link will download many files for the update, so before downloading create a DirectX folder in your Documents folder. Then click on the following link and follow the instructions to download the files: DirectX files. Be sure to save the download files to the folder you made. Once the download is complete, open the folder you created and double-click on the dxsetup file. This will bring up an install wizard that will walk you through installing the updates. Once the wizard has finished you should be able to open and start the game.