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Old February 8th, 2003 Top | #1
 
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Default Simcity 4: Could not initialize direct draw

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I just got Simcity 4. Install went fine, but than when I want to run the game I get a message saying "Could not initialize DirectDraw" I click OK and Simcity contiunes to load. however i get no picture whatsoever, so I am forced to exit. Help! What Do I have to do? I will be upgrading from Directx 8.1 to 9.0 tonight, but will that fix the problem?

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I installed DirectX 9.0 but still no luck. Perhaps this could help people out there figure out my problem. Look at the screenshot...
Btw, I have 128mb of Ram on my graphics card. I am going to try the drivers that came with my card, not the latest ones from nvidia. the ones that came with my card are 40.72.

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Hi,
I had difficulties trying to get Sim City 4 to run, and eventually found out that it was because i was trying to Force Anti-Aliasing to something other than the default setting in the Detanator drivers.

When i set this back to default it worked every time.

Its not exactly the problem you have but it may help.



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Found my problem. Forum rules doesn't allow my to say what my problem was and how I fixed it.

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does the guidelines actually list this?
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Old June 7th, 2006 Top | #6
 
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Default Re: Simcity 4: Could not initialize direct draw

Because I get PM due to this topic being #3 (and most relevant) on Google, i'll just hint off that the solution (according to my memory) has something to do with lacking (no) the cd-rom disc (cd) while playing, perhaps through a crack or similar? Who knows? (hint: bold)

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Default Re: Simcity 4: Could not initialize direct draw

whoa! 3 yrs 3mths & 21 days ago.. approx. lol


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