When I tried to actually launch the new Armed Assault demo, it was having none of it.
I tried to search the Armed Assault forums, but let’s put it like this: they’re retarded:
- You have to sign in to search for anything helpful – a massive barrier to getting useful things done without giving up any personally identifiable information
- The mods decided that one uberthread for all demo issues was the way to go
I’m sick of registration-required not-properly-Google-indexed but-use-our-shitty-search-it’s-better-than-google websites used for support. The wiki they set up might be a step in the right direction, but people actually need to post useful answers there first.
Even after getting that off my chest, I’m pissed.
Why? The fix was to download DirectX 9 from Microsoft. The December 2006 release of DX9.0c. DirectX version numbering is also retarded.
Say what? I’m using Windows Vista, I have DirectX 10!
Yes. You don’t have the most recent update to DirectX 9 though. Check your WindowsSystem32 directory – you won’t have the file it claims is missing.
So – not from WindowsUpdate (at least, not yet), go download it.