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start game screen goes black and says error creating direct3d 9 graphical engine
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I have tried validating game files redownloading and everything i cants load the game
-validating did nothing
-redownloading did nothing

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
        Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard

System Model: HP Compaq dc7800 Small Form Factor
        BIOS: Default System BIOS
   Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E6750  @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
      Memory: 2048MB RAM

Available OS Memory: 2012MB RAM

      Page File: 1893MB used, 2131MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11 {F28753} {F28754} {F28755}


Legacy ID
Not Fixable
Have Not Tried
Game Crash

Event Timeline

krux9730 set Category to Game Crash.Dec 20 2013, 4:57 PM
krux9730 set Reproducibility to Have Not Tried.
krux9730 set Severity to None.
krux9730 set Resolution to Not Fixable.
krux9730 set Legacy ID to 429745487.May 8 2016, 2:52 PM
R834 added a subscriber: R834.May 8 2016, 2:52 PM
R834 added a comment.Dec 20 2013, 5:08 PM

You should add a crash report and dxdiag to your issue. Tutorial here:

This had been an issue with ARMA2:OA before as well as the DayZ mod. The fix for it was to launch using the following parameters:

-beta=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion -mod=dummy;expansion

Won't solve your problem but may help the Dev team troubleshoot.

R834 added a comment.Dec 20 2013, 5:36 PM

You should upload the entire dxdiag.txt file

yes i just launched it with those parameters now what?

R834 added a comment.Dec 20 2013, 6:06 PM

I would recommend trying to update your drivers

auto detect does not work for me + no new updates for my driver

I am having the same issue myself, have done the same things you have and everything is fine for me. Hopefully we can find a fix

yeah this is really annoying for me i have watched youtube videos of dayz and now sa is out i wanna play soo much

I feel ya Krux. I bought the game on release day and have yet to play it since :/ Hopefully a fix is found soon!

same dude i am soo jealous of my friends playing it

komin added a comment.Jan 7 2014, 1:48 PM

We are very sorry, but your graphics card is not supported. Please try to run the game only on NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT, AMD Radeon HD 3830, Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 512 MB VRAM or higher.