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Directx 8.0 HELP PLZ HELP!!!

So i bought the orangebox and waited a whole day until the games loaded, and when i satrt them they suddenly shut down and a note shows up, "This game has a minimum requirement of directx 8.0 to run properly" IM BEGGING YOU SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME TO FIND AN EASY WAY TO FIX THIS PROBLEM!, answer would be highly appreciated.

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    Please write your thread again but this time it'll make sense okay?
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    What graphics card do you have?
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    Wrong category!

    Also more descriptions needed.

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    Just go download DirectX9.0c and you should b fine. Meh, its not that hard. RME is also right your card could b the problem.
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    How about you download direct x8.0?
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    Not sure but i think its Nvidia Geforce
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    See thats another problem ive been downloading directx 9.0 and 8.0 like a thousand times but nothing changes
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    Are you installing it after you download it?
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    Yes
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    What video card do you have?
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    Posted by blackholemaster

    What video card do you have?


    He said nvidia something.......
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    Posted by Fire250

    Not sure but i think its Nvidia Geforce


    Well that doesn't help at all, we need the card number.
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    Is there anywhere on my computer i can see what card i have?
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    Go to Start > run > Type dxdiag, and hit enter. That'll run, a window will come up, click the display tab and tell me what it says under Name: (in the device category).
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    Now i found it says Nvidia Geforce4 MX 4000
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    Lol.
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    Should i get a new graphic card? if so wich one should i get?.
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    Posted by Fire250

    Now i found it says Nvidia Geforce4 MX 4000


    Your gfx card is older then the history books can remember, that is the problem you are having....
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    I think that's DirectX 7 buddy, I use to have one.
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    Hahaha ok so wich new one should i get? one wich goes good with steam games and that can solve my problem
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    Posted by Fire250

    Hahaha ok so wich new one should i get? one wich goes good with steam games and that can solve my problem


    I would say since your pc is equipped with such and old card that you need a whole new comp.
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    This 7300GT is an awesome alternative if you don't want to build a new PC. It's AGP, just like your old card. It's probably one of the best AGP cards out, and should run source games at least on medium to high settings.
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    Bottom line, if you can't compare what is in your PC to the minimum requirements on the game's box or website, then do not buy the game.
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    If your willing to spend a little, get this card, or I could build you a new computer.
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    Right click My Computer and click properties. What CPU do you have, and how much memory?
    Mine says: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40Ghz
    2.40, 4.00GB of RAM.
    Just for reference.
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    Thanks! useful site, but im getting a new computer on friday, recommend anything special? :P
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    The Orange box dropped DX8 support. In the October issue of Maximum PC they talked about the orange box. I quote the article from page 32 of that issue:

    "By ditching support for legacy directX 8 graphics cards, Valve opened the door for a much better looking Half-Life that is superior to both Episode 1 and Lost Coast."

    Go to Maximum PC to read the article for yourself.
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