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« on: July 26, 2004, 12:27:08 AM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:xp
Problem Application Name & Version: hostile waters
Problem Hardware Make & Model:
Error Messages:"direct draw enumeration failed"



hi there,
I was wondering if anyone could help me. I'm trying to run Hostile Waters but I get the message "direct draw enumeration failed". Can I rectify this? (I have a 2.7MHz, Geforce4MX440, 512Ram, DirectX9b)
Thanks alot
Mike
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2004, 01:09:42 PM »

I have the same issue. It is not highly publicized, but this game came out before XP did, and it was officially not supported on XP. The instructions say supported up to WinME only, not even win2k was supported. I have been successful playing it on one XP machine (earlier, less powerful hardware) but not another (recent, high-power machine), it seems arbitrary. If you find an answer to this, please post it here so we can all benefit, and I will do the same. I've been looking for about a week now.
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2004, 12:43:18 AM »

If you want to test it, it could be a DirectX 9 problem. You'd need to uninstall DirectX 9 with this utility (and do read the IMPORTANT text file). Then you'd have DirectX 8 reinstalled from your Windows XP CD. For your GF4 MX440 this doesn't matter, as it is a DirectX 8 card anyway. (it may be DirectX 9 compatible, but it isn't Dx 9 compliant, meaning that it doesn't use any of the extra tricks encoded in Dx 9).

Then with DX 8 installed try the game again.
You will need to reinstall your motherboard chipset-, audio- and videocard drivers after you used this uninstaller.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2004, 02:23:46 PM »

Use compatabilty mode and switch it to Win98/ME, this worked on mine.
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