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i recently purchased the RPG FANTASY ACTION PACK from best buy and gothic 3 was included. i installed both G3 and dungeon lords. DL runs fine, but G3 wont even start.
i received this message after clicking the icon...
Unable to Locate Component. This operation has failed to start because d3dx9_29.dll was not found. re-installing this application may fix this problem.
and then another window pops up and says...
genome gaming system has stopped working.
i am not really a computer guy, so i have no idea what this all means. i can tell you that i did reinstall the game several times and restarted the computer too and that did not solve it. i also tried running it on windows xp service pack 2 compatibility mode. that is what made dungeon lords work, but that did not help with gothic.
my computer is brand new and the specs are...
windows vista home premium 64-bit edition with service pack 1 ATI radeon HD 3200 graphics AMD phenom X4 9550 quad-core processor 6 GB system memory 640 GB hard drive
You need a dedicated video card to run most 3d video games like Gothic 3. You don't have a dedicated video card. Your ATI 3200 graphics is motherboard-based video and is not powerful enough for modern gaming.
If you want to game, take your computer back to Best Buy and ask them to install a video card for you. A good, inexpensive gaming choice right now would be an ATI 4850. It'll probably run you about $120. The rest of your hardware is fine.
Oh, and uninstall Dungeon Lords right now. It's buggy, unfinished trash. Don't waste your time.