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Could not load direct3d Error

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Peja Stojakovic

Junior Member

05-08-2011

I'm happily playing my game of LoL when suddenly some lag appears, and I think to myself, "hmm I'll restart the client, that'll make everything hunky dorry" then I click on the LoL icon and it gives me this error: "Could not load direct3d". After my rage ensued, I decided to uninstall and redownload the game which took an hour and a half, and that didn't work either.

So if this was too long for anyone to read, how do I get rid of this error message, and how do I get back to playing my favorite PC game???


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Lurkios

Senior Member

05-08-2011

Make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card.


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Peja Stojakovic

Junior Member

05-08-2011

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Lurkios:
Make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card.


How do I do that?


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Lurkios

Senior Member

05-08-2011

Easiest would be to just to go your card manufacturers website, download the drivers for whatever model card you have and run the updater.

If you're unsure of your cards model go to:
"Start" > in the "Search programs and files" dialogue box type "dxdiag" > and in the window that opens click the "Display" or "Display 1" tab.

Post what's listed under "Name:", "Manufacturer:" and "Chip Type:", and someone will get you a link to your driver.


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Peja Stojakovic

Junior Member

05-08-2011

Quote:
Lurkios:
Easiest would be to just to go your card manufacturers website, download the drivers for whatever model card you have and run the updater.

If you're unsure of your cards model go to:
"Start" > in the "Search programs and files" dialogue box type "dxdiag" > and in the window that opens click the "Display" or "Display 1" tab.

Post what's listed under "Name:", "Manufacturer:" and "Chip Type:", and someone will get you a link to your driver.


Thanks


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Peja Stojakovic

Junior Member

05-08-2011

Name: Intel(R) G33/31 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip Type: Intel(R) GMA 3100

Please someone help me out!


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Lurkios

Senior Member

05-08-2011

I'm sorry, but you're using integrated video. The minimum requirement for LoL is a GeForce 8800 or equivalent video card, which the 3100 doesn't come close to.

You can try downloading whichever of the following updates applies to you, but no guarantees:
32-bit OS: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18223&keyword=gma+3100&lang=eng
64-bit OS: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18228&keyword=gma+3100&lang=eng


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Peja Stojakovic

Junior Member

05-08-2011

Quote:
Lurkios:
I'm sorry, but you're using integrated video. The minimum requirement for LoL is a GeForce 8800 or equivalent video card, which the 3100 doesn't come close to.

You can try downloading whichever of the following updates applies to you, but no guarantees:
32-bit OS: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18223&keyword=gma+3100&lang=eng
64-bit OS: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18228&keyword=gma+3100&lang=eng


I'll try them. Thanks. But I've been playing LoL since July on the same Video Card. Have the minimum requirements updated since then?


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Lurkios

Senior Member

05-08-2011

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Chandiah:
I'll try them. Thanks. But I've been playing LoL since July on the same Video Card. Have the minimum requirements updated since then?


Honestly I don't know, I only started playing a month or two ago. Your card not meeting the requirements doesn't necessarily mean you cant play, it just means it's not guaranteed that you can - or that you wont have performance issues. It's possible this last update changed something that's made it so your card no longer functions with LoL - but hopefully one of those updates will get you straightened out.


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Peja Stojakovic

Junior Member

05-08-2011

Neither of them worked :/
Looks like I'll invest in a new video card I guess