d3dx9.dll is missing or not found or installed
So this error message has been doing the rounds lately.
This application has failed to start because d3dx9_32.dll was not found.
Or other error messages around d3dx9.dll, dxdx9d.dll, d3dx10.dll, xinput.dll, xact.dll, d3dx10_33.dll, d3dx9_40.dll and other variations being missing, not being found or installed.
These are all optional components to DirectX that may not be installed with the version of DirectX you already have on your system.
Typically these will be installed when the game installs DirectX, however for historical reasons a lot of gamers, knowing they had the latest version of DirectX didn't bother (I never do either). Microsoft a couple of years back provided these optional components in the SDK, and as such may not be installed with the version of DirectX present on your system.
Games I've come across with this happening range from
Age of Empires III (3).
Caesar IV (4).
Civilization IV (4).
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter.
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.
Hitman Blood Money.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth 2.
Need For Speed Most Wanted.
I'm sure there's probably a couple of dozen more games, feel free to list any additions in the comments below.
The solution is to either install the version of DirectX on the game's disc, or download the latest DirectX End-User Runtime from Microsoft (at the moment this is being redirected to the Games for Windows website), or from the Download Center.
Never had that particular problem, but when I tried to play Age of Mythology, the igfx display driver kept crashing and being fixed. The Windows support people were worthless, only saying that the game "is not supported" on Vista, but I found an update from Intel for the driver and the problem is gone, or at least better; the game still runs slow, but that could just be my system. It seems that Vista is not compatible with an annoying amount of other older games too.
I had a problem like this with playing a demo of broken sword the angel of death game, for some reason there was a direct x file that apparetly I didn't have and the demo didn't either so I had to update my direct x from the website.
Just finally got round 2 gettin RE-4 (Resident Evil 4) and of course the d3dx9.dll issue pops up.... guess I wasn't as up to snuff as I thought....
just one more 4 the list
Having a similar issue myself with Eve Online now that they've released the Trinity expansion. Not sure exactly which file it is, but I'll continue huntin' Google.
Thanks, I had no idea what that my error message meant, but your comments allowed me to realise what the problem was and after downloading the latest directx it worked perfectly. Thanks again.
ctracer game can't rune becus it's asking d3dx9-dll file fund . so what i willdo
Thanks for the tip :)
I got this error on Civilization 4 after I downloaded an upgrade for Civ 4-Warlords (upgrade from 1.0 that's on the disc to 2.13).
The disc comes with DirectX 9. After reading your comments, I managed to figure out that the upgrade needs DirectX 10. The installation process did not mention this at all.
So thanks again, I can finally start playing my game now.
Error apears in Bioshok wen you istall for first time not apear when you open for secontime apear reistall fix this proble temporary
Great you managed to compile a list of problems, now how about you tell us how to fix them, now that would be something worth reading
I have this problem with Sherloch Holmes vs. Arsen Lupin.
my autorefresher/banlist application doesnt work due to not being able to find d3dx9.dll and same with dxhook.dll, i dled dxhook.dll directly, now it says it cant find d3dx9.dll, can anyone help? or should i just keep downloading these .dlls till i have all of them and no more problems?
Liam: Install DirectX.
my brother have a game "Kane & Lynch: dead man" . but this game doesn't run because of d3dx9_34.dll missing. directX has been set on my computer. what's the problem?
I had the same problem with GTA_SA :(
i had this problem with sim city societies, just downloading latest DirectX to see if it works !
Most important thing, anybody know how to install 'em?! Should we just paste it in the game's folder or what?
comand and conquer 3 tiberm wars has the same issue
Europa Universalis: Rome
Che alguien sabe donde puedo bajar el file que se llama así ::: "d3dx9.dll"
your a lifesaver! i got in on COD4
hi! tnx for this article...i'm having problems with need for speed most wanted..currently downloading the directx from microsoft..hope this solves the problem.. :)
im having this problem with CALL OF DUTY 4 MODERN WARFARE.
i cant figure out how to fix it. help!
This application has failed to start because d3dx9_34.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
I had this problem as well for "Hitman : Blood Money" but after fixing it I was hit with another problem. Trying to sort this part out now.
Well i too am facing this problem and thanks to you i have solve it..
Appreciate your help..
My CoD:WaW (World At War) BETA has the error: "d3dx9.dll has not been found". This post helped me find out what to do and were to go... Thanks.
I have a problem running bioshock after installing it. when I run the program it message that I was missing a d3dx9_33.dll. Now I not sure what to do.
dont forget about call of duty 5 world at war beta :(
Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 has this problem
to fix it re-install directX.
Thanks i had da same problem with
Fable: The Lost Chapters but what do i do know im downloading directx 9 but then wat do i do
i m having a problum to install the game there is file missing d3dx9_26.dll so tell me what i do
I got this problem on Lord of the Rings Online also straight after patching to the version just before the new expansion.
I am using Visual C++ (Express) 2008 on a Vista Home Premium (SP1) system with a non-DX10 GFX card. Applications that I previously built on VC++ Express 2008 on an XP Pro (SP3) system cannot find the relevant DirectX DLLs (d3dx9_38.dll).
I have installed the latest DX SDK, but a search of the system indicates that the file has not been installed.
Any ideas ?
same problem with europa 3 !! tells dxdiag_35.dll missing,I uninstalled directx manually and reinstalled it (by using the game cd),but still the problem persist!!!
my Resident Evil 4 has that too It dident before i had to nuke.
thanks it helped with my game geometry wars
I searched my C-drive through and found files from d3dx9_24.dll to d3dx9_32.dll, yet the game required d3dx9_33.dll.
I shall try to get newer version of direct X (bundle) from:
I'll bet that will do the trick.
Get the DirectX installer directly from Microsoft.
Trying to run SB 3 on a regular system was a chore, but this helped me through one of the steps.
Thank you very much. I have just had this issue with Anno 1404
duirng downloading i'm having prob due to missing d3dx9.dll
found this it might help.
dragon age: origins...fail
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 missing d3dx9_36. So I read a little on here, went to game cd, found the directx folder, hit exe. file, install files, game works, thanks people for making life a bit easier
What is going on? I have to reinstall Direct x nearly every day now. That d3dx9 file disappears every day.
After reinstalling it works great, wait a day and it is gone again.
i have similar problem with the game call of jureaz what i have to do. your suggestion is not solving my problem
Ahh, Vancouver 2010 messing me up. Thanks for pointing out, worked after an update and re-installation~
Games I've had it happen with:
Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Gears of War
I have this problem with saints row 2 but i installed DX 9 it works but now wit crashes after some cutscenes
when i try to run bioshock game,it tells me that d3dx9_33.dll is missing.
pls help.. can someone help me on how to install D3dx9 38.dll
I had the problem with borderlands, and had it again on my friends computer and had to remember how i fixed it hahaha... Installing directx is the fix both times now.
I had a problem with COD4, the same error popped up but it was fixed when i installed the newest Direct X
I've got directx 10 on my computer. when i run the game (NFSMW), it says that it needs d3dx9_26.dll. so i downloaded it, and its working, but there's a major lag, and i think its because of this file. because when i ran the game earlier, it worked fine.
i checked on the microsoft site for updates, but its got updates for 9.0c or earlier versions. any suggestions?
I had this problem with Sim City Societies and then I went to the Microsoft's downloads links in this post and downloaded and installled the lastest DirectX. Now it works perfectly. ;) Thank you very much.
And for those who said the post doesn't give a solution, that's the one it gives: installing the Direct X, you should read it all before commenting.
it cannot be started bcoz d3dx9_26.dll was not found
i have installed NFSU and it also give same error :(
YOU PEOPLE ARE FULL OF RUBBISH!!!!!! Everyone is talking about their own fricking problem. NO SOLUTIONS!!! I WASTED MY TIME!!!
thanks a lot! i wasted 30 bucks on some program that was suppose to fix this but it didn't even show up in the scans. well at least i can play now, again thank you.
i am can haz the same problem.... with my BLACKOPS!!!! noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Wtf I CAN PLAY CALL OF DUTY D: My life had been runed
I got a problemo with Call Of Duty 4 and can't find the file that I need which is d3dx9... NEED HELP!
Far cry gaming error..
the error displays when i download and install directx as, "A cabinet file necessary for installation cannot be trusted. Please verify the cryptographic services are enabled and the cabinet file certificate is valied". I even checked the settings from cyptographic settings from control panel that it is enabled and started automatically only..but i cant get out of this problem.please help me out.