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May 24th, 2001, 18:08
I have looked on the web for awhile and I can't seem to find a way to revert my directX setting back to version 7 without reinstalling. I know everyone says they have no trouble running emus with DirectX8 but I can't get any of my Direct3d plugins to work and these plugins always worked before when I was using version 7. I just don't want to remove and reinstall directX and I hope there is some way to change it.
May 25th, 2001, 00:28
1) There's a program entitled (if memory serves) "Direct X Buster" (sometimes titled dxbuster) that was written by a German programmer. I haven't a link, but it used to work well in removing DX7.
2) The files that make up DX7 are stored within the executable in compressed format. Though MS might have changed the format, you used to be able to extract them with WinZip, place them in a temp folder, then overwriting the files in your windows/system folder with those from temp.
Quite honestly I wouldn't trust either method, since a simple reformat would most likely leave everything in a much more stable state. Use either of the above at your own risk.
You might also want to check out this site.
May 27th, 2001, 00:04
m8, what happens w/ ur emulator?
dx8 works fine 4 me w/ epsxe!
May 27th, 2001, 00:05
uuuuuuuuuups, sorry 4 asking what i asked b4, i hadnt read the whole thread.
but m8, whats the problem of reinstalling Dx7?
May 27th, 2001, 01:54
You can't install an older DX over a newer one, the installer won't allow you...
May 27th, 2001, 05:00
i've seen a dx8 uninstaller somewhere on the web (i think it was on fileplanet or download.com i can't remember) but my buddy sayed he used it and it worked for him.....
May 27th, 2001, 05:13
Try this way......................
Run type regedit
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE---->Software----->DirectX
Now delete number version of directx
Then try to install anyversion of directx
Hope it work for you :)
May 27th, 2001, 20:07
I think i heard about someone who did that. he deleted the wrong key :p Lucky he had a copy of the registry, so, if ur gonna try that (maybe it works) make a copy of it
May 27th, 2001, 22:29
Very sound advice Neojag. Be very careful when "messing" w/your registry files. One slip and you'll be reinstalling your OS.:eek: Best of luck.
May 27th, 2001, 22:34
May 28th, 2001, 12:03
Tell us how it went when u make it :)
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