I cant install 3dmark2001. Why?

fawhfe

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Every time I try, it extracts the files and then when it begins texture conversion, it gives me the following eorror message:

"Could not create Direct3D device. Please contact MadOnion.com"
 

MichaelD

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I had that problem the first time I tried as well. Sometimes downloads get corrupted for one reason or another, ESPECIALLY over dialup. (which is what I had back then) I DL'd it a second time and it installed just fine. Hope this helps.
 

fawhfe

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Well this is the second time I tried. I'd rather not try again (hey, 38 megs over dial-up isnt fun)... Any possibility its DirectX or my video card? I have DX8.1 and a voodoo3 2000.
 

Hender

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Let me guess...you're running your desktop resolution at 32-bit color, right? I had the same problem, and so I looked up the error on thei website. It happens while you're generating textures, and the Voodoo3 isn't capable of generating 32-bit textures in games, but you can run at 32-bit desktop color. Switch it to 16-bit color while you're installing, then switch back after you're done. That should do the trick.