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FreelancerLW
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September 13, 2015 11:47  

I got the game to run by right clicking, and selecting Run As Administrator, but two problems still exist.

 

It started in a Small Box, Window, 5 X 6 or so. Tiny, and moving Very Fast.

 

Under Options, I could get it to open to Full Screen, but it was Extensively Larger than my screen size.

I tried to re-set Resolution then set to full screen, and that does not make it fit my screen size.


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DarkOne
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October 31, 2019 12:30  

Hmm I haven't downloaded these in years, but I can try to look into the zips when I get home since I was the one who packaged/zipped those. I hope they are not corrupt because a lot of work when into compiling everything in them. But they do download successfully meaning you have the full download (size) you can use the download tool to look at how big the file is on the server. Because if the download didn't complete all the way you definitely would have issues extracting the contents.

UPDATE:

I just verified that FFED3D_Complete.7z downloaded and extracted successfully using 7zip. Like I stated before make sure your file size is correct, downloaded on my machine it says its 180.4MB in size so if yours is not that size that is why it fails to extract. In the download tool right-click on the file and select 'Get Info and Share', use that 'Link' url to download instead see if that helps.

This post was modified 7 months ago 2 times by DarkOne

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Brightyd79
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March 18, 2020 16:41  

Hi guys. This site caught my eye last week and I was pretty excited at the prospect of playing classic games. I have been attempting to download the FFED3D Ittiz and AJ versions. Have done several times each and I am met with the same problem. It keeps saying that it cannot run as d3dx9_43.dll and occasionally other numbers are missing. Any advice is welcome. I was looking forward to playing this as Elite 2 & 3 were my fav childhood games. I have tried downloads several times before but have never had any luck getting it to work.

 


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Cody
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March 18, 2020 17:35  

Welcome aboard, amigo! Hopefully, someone will be along shortly who can help.

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DarkOne
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March 18, 2020 23:07  
Posted by: @brightyd79

It keeps saying that it cannot run as d3dx9_43.dll and occasionally other numbers are missing. Any advice is welcome.

I haven't tried these out personally, but AndyJ does have a running forum topic on it here: http://spacesimcentral.com/community/ffed3d/the-ffed3daj-thread/ and just the general http://spacesimcentral.com/community/ffed3d/ thread might have some info on your issue as well.

That definitely seems like a DirectX issue, could be the program, your DirectX distro is messed up or your gfx drivers would be my guess, but I would would need to do a install test myself to verify. I could possibly try doing one this weekend.

But at first guess, I would uninstall DirectX and install fresh again. Because many games add, update and remove from this DirectX distro and you could have some missing or out of date files. And since it looks like this uses DirectX9 you may want to also run in compatibility mode as well. But I would need to play with this a little to see if I have any issues.


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Brightyd79
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March 19, 2020 11:08  

@sscadmin Thank you Guys for the advice. I will give the direct X thing ago 🙂

 

 


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