How to Download DirectX 10.1 for Need for Speed The Run
If you are a fan of racing games, you might have heard of Need for Speed The Run, a thrilling game that lets you race across the country from San Francisco to New York. However, some players have encountered an error message when trying to launch the game on their Windows 7 computers. The error says:
Failed creating D3D device of at least 10.0 on adapter \"ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics\" with driver \"Unknown\". Error is DXGI_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED (\"Unsupported.\"). This is typically caused by not having the minimum required DirectX support in the GPU. For NVIDIA GPUs, DirectX 10.0 support is required. For AMD and GPUs from other vendors, DirectX 10.1 support is required.
This means that your graphics card does not support the minimum DirectX version required by the game. DirectX is a set of software components that enable games and multimedia applications to use your hardware more efficiently. The latest version of DirectX is 11, but some older games may require a specific version of DirectX to run properly.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install DirectX 10.1 for Need for Speed The Run on your Windows 7 computer.
The first thing you need to do is to check what graphics card model and driver you have on your computer. You can do this by following these steps:
Click on the Start button and type \"device manager\" in the search box.
Click on Device Manager from the list of results.
Expand the Display adapters category and look for your graphics card name.
Right-click on your graphics card name and select Properties.
Click on the Driver tab and note down the driver version and date.
If your graphics card is from NVIDIA, you need to have DirectX 10.0 support or higher. If your graphics card is from AMD or another vendor, you need to have DirectX 10.1 support or higher. You can check the DirectX support level of your graphics card by visiting its official website or using a tool like GPU-Z.
If your graphics card does not support the required DirectX version, you may need to upgrade your hardware or buy a new computer that meets the game's system requirements.
Step 2: Download DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer
If your graphics card supports the required DirectX version, but you still get the error message, you may need to update your DirectX runtime libraries. These are files that are installed on your computer along with DirectX and are used by games and applications that use DirectX.
You can download the latest DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer from Microsoft's official website[^1^]. This installer will automatically detect and update the DirectX runtime libraries on your computer.
To download and install the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer, follow these steps:
Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35 and click on Download.
Select a language and click on Next.
Save the file dxwebsetup.exe to your computer and run it.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Step 3: Restart your computer and launch Need for Speed The Run
After installing the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer, you need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Then, you can launch Need for Speed The Run and enjoy the game without any errors.
If you still encounter any problems with Need for Speed The Run or DirectX, you can visit Microsoft's support website[^1^] or EA's help center for more troubleshooting tips. 0efd9a6b88