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D3D Error for Blade Symphony

Postby ScottGreed » Fri May 03, 2013 2:23 am

Hey guys,

I bought Blade Symphony on steam today, installed it, and it won't open the game. Instead I get an error that says:

'Failed to create D3D Device!'

I looked on steam support to see what I could do, it told me to install the latest drivers for my graphics card which I did. Then I installed the latest windows updates which I had been missing, and yet I still get the same error.

Do you guys have any suggestions for me?


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Re: D3D Error for Blade Symphony

Postby KindredPhantom » Fri May 03, 2013 1:39 pm

According to this article on the steam support website you need to do the following:

This error commonly occurs with only the following ATI graphics cards:
Radeon X300
Radeon X700
Radeon X800
Radeon 9###
Before updating your drivers, please visit Windows Update and make sure that you have all of the critical updates and the .NET framework installed.
If you get a Failed to create D3D device error and are using any of the above ATI Cards, please update your drivers to the latest version of Catalyst by visiting the ATI driver page.
If you use a Nvidia or any other type of video card, please visit the manufacturer's website for the latest video card drivers.
If the crash persists, set the following launch option:
Go to Steam's Library.
Right-click on the affected game.
Go to Properties > General > Set launch options...
Type in -dxlevel 81.
Click OK.
Note: if you are attempting to play Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, you must set your launch option to -dxlevel 90 instead.
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