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Hi: I have a game that uses directX SDK 2007 August. When I uninstall the SDK my game fails to run. It says "This application has failed to start because d3dx9d_35.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem". To fix the problem, I got d3dx9d_35.dll and put it in my game directory. Then I created a batch file that does the dll registration: regsvr32 "d3dx9d_35.dll". Now it tells me: "The module "d3dx9d_35.dll" was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found. Make sure that "d3dx9d_35.dll" is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again". Please help me. If I am not able to solve this problem, game players have to install the directX SDK to be able to play the game. Thanks in advance. http://yujiaoguo.blogspot.com

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Try installing DirectX. not the SDK, the runtime. You know, there IS a reason so many commercial games require you to install it...

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Is this your game you're talking about, ie. something you compiled? It looks like it is built with the debug version of the DirectX runtime. Try to fix your build settings to use the release version.

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Here is what I did to fix the issue:

Copy everything from the Lib and DeveloperRuntime (dll) directory of the SDK
into my game directory and everything runs!

Here is the source code of my game:

http://yujiaoguo.blogspot.com/2007/11/my-2d-game-project.html

Enjoy!

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Original post by ynkm169
Vista has the the runtime installed by default I think.


Vista does not have the DirectX9 runtime installed.

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Copy everything from the Lib and DeveloperRuntime (dll) directory of the SDK


Don't do this: those files are not legally redistributable outside of the package that Microsoft supply. If you wish to include them with your game (not a bad idea if the game is distributed via CD-ROM) you can include the following setup package: here (make sure you get the one that corresponds to your version of the SDK). If your game is distributed over the web, you can use: this instead.

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