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 Post subject: Error initializing D3D device
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:59 pm 
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Q:
When I start PnP TC I get the following error message "Error initializing D3D device..."

A:
1. You have to install at least Microsoft DirectX 9b in order to make PnP TC run. (The latest Version of DirectX (9c) will of course work too).
As the DirectX runtime is quite large and most Windows PC have already installed it, we didn't add it to our installation. So please download it for free directly from the microsoft site if you need it
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx?url=/windows/directx/downloads/default.htm

2. You need a graphics card that is capable to render 3D scenes hardware accelerated. It should be at least compatible with DirectX 8.


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 Post subject: Desktop color mode
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:50 am 
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A 2:
Set the color mode of your windows desktop to 32 Bit.
16 Bit might work as well, give it a try.


Setting the color resolution:
1. Go to your START button, choose SETTINGS, choose CONTROL PANEL, choose DISPLAY
2. Choose the SETTINGS tab
3. Choose the color palette setting and choose either Hi Color/16 bit or True Colour/32 bit

It's recommended to have at least a screen resolution of 1024x786. You can set the screen resolution on the same dialog under Desktop Area.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:44 am 
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A 3:
If it still doesn't work it is most probable, that your graphics card does not support the features required by TC.

Please download a cap-reader utility from the following url: http://zp.lo3.wroc.pl/cdragan/d3dcaps.html
and send the devcaps.txt file create by the program to support@pnp-terraincreator.com and we will see, why it doesn't work.

PS:
download the split version of that utility and execute DumpCaps9.exe in order to really get all DX9 capabilities.


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