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Posted: 5/23/2002 7:26:24 PM EDT
I just bought Grand Theft Auto 3 and installed it per intructions, but when I try to run the program I get an error window. It reads

"A Required .DLL file,DDRAW.DLL, was not found"

What is this and how do I fix it so I can play the damn game?
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:28:47 PM EDT
[#1]
Try reinstalling it...


Do you have the latest version of DirectX?

That very well could be it..if you don't, go to www.microsoft.com and download it...
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:33:28 PM EDT
[#2]
I reinstalled it 3 different times. With restrts and other minor changes. If it has something ot do with Direct X, ill find out. Im going ot download it again
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:38:47 PM EDT
[#3]
Does the error message give you the path to the dll file?  If so, search the cd for the file and place it in the appropriate folder on your pc.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:42:18 PM EDT
[#4]
OK, Where is the download for Direct X? I cant seem to find it through the download page.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:43:14 PM EDT
[#5]
No it doesnt give any path. All it says is that it was not found.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:51:02 PM EDT
[#6]
I fixed it, it needed a direct x re-install
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:51:26 PM EDT
[#7]
[url]www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/downloads/drx81.asp[/url]
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:53:05 PM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:
[url]http://www.windowsupdate.microsoft.com[/url]
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If the above link doesn't work for you then try :
[url]http://www.microsoft.com/directx[/url]
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:55:26 PM EDT
[#9]
Chances are if DirectX isn't showing up on the windows update page you already have it installed.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:57:34 PM EDT
[#10]
Quoted:
I fixed it, it needed a direct x re-install
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You can paypal me $5.00 for services at: [email protected]


hehehe, just kidding!

Glad you got it working!
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 9:40:33 PM EDT
[#11]
Last I looked GTAIII was just for PS2......Your problem listing is my joy.....


Iam slayin Max Payne FAST, and will be ready for GTAIII SOON.....

Link Posted: 5/23/2002 10:56:51 PM EDT
[#12]
Well I just got through playing a few missions. I must say this game is addicting. Especially while drinking some beers. kinda fun
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