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Snes9x directx windows 10 error message

Post by ip02 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:17 pm

Hi, I tried using snes9x 1.59.2 portable on windows 10, but when I open it it gives an error message that says "Unable to initialize XAudioZ. You will not be able to hear any sound effects or music while playing. This is usually caused by not having a recent DirectXQ runtime installed. You can download the most recent DirectXQ runfime here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... aspx?id=35", even though according to dxdiag it says I already have directx 12 installed on my computer, so how can I get snes9x to work properly? Thanks.
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Re: Snes9x directx windows 10 error message

Post by BearOso » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:12 pm

It tells you what to do. Read the directions.

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Re: Snes9x directx windows 10 error message

Post by ip02 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:42 pm

It says to install directx 9, but I already have directx 12 installed. Isn't snes9x designed to be able to run with the latest version of directx?

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Re: Snes9x directx windows 10 error message

Post by ip02 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:57 pm

Also, if I install directx 9, that'll replace directx 12 won't it?

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Re: Snes9x directx windows 10 error message

Post by OV2 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:03 pm

DirectX 9 is independent of DirectX12. S9x uses d3d9 and the xaudio2 part of dx9, so you need to install the dx9 runtime for it to work. It will not replace your dx12 runtime.

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Re: Snes9x directx windows 10 error message

Post by BearOso » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:20 am

Updated the wiki faq page for this at https://github.com/snes9xgit/snes9x/wik ... ix-that%3F

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Re: Snes9x directx windows 10 error message

Post by ip02 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:09 am

Thanks very much, that's good to know. I really appreciate it.

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Re: Snes9x directx windows 10 error message

Post by odditude » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:17 pm

BearOso wrote:Updated the wiki faq page for this at https://github.com/snes9xgit/snes9x/wik ... ix-that%3F
so what links to this wiki? there's no mention of it in the application itself nor in the readme.

i've never known it existed until reading this post - and i'm a long-time member of this board.

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Re: Snes9x directx windows 10 error message

Post by BearOso » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:23 pm

odditude wrote:
BearOso wrote:Updated the wiki faq page for this at https://github.com/snes9xgit/snes9x/wik ... ix-that%3F
so what links to this wiki? there's no mention of it in the application itself nor in the readme.

i've never known it existed until reading this post - and i'm a long-time member of this board.
Nothing links to it yet. It’s the wiki attached to the github project. I just started updating it recently.

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Re: Snes9x directx windows 10 error message

Post by odditude » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:14 pm

BearOso wrote:
odditude wrote:
BearOso wrote:Updated the wiki faq page for this at https://github.com/snes9xgit/snes9x/wik ... ix-that%3F
so what links to this wiki? there's no mention of it in the application itself nor in the readme.

i've never known it existed until reading this post - and i'm a long-time member of this board.
Nothing links to it yet. It’s the wiki attached to the github project. I just started updating it recently.
got it. i'd suggest a sticky at the top of this board pointing to it; extra visibility will only help with fleshing out the pages for common issues.

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