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COD4 Computer Version Troubles

I just got COD4 for the computer and I get this error message when I try to run it:
Error during initialization:
Video card or driver doesn't support UBYTE4N vertex data.
I'm not really sure if I installed DirectX right. Could it be the problem or do i just need a better graphics card?

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  • Paul S. Nov 12, 2008

    I already knew why it would come up I just wasn't really sure which it was. Is there any way to check if I installed DirectX properly?

  • Paul S. Nov 13, 2008

    It tells me I have DirectX 10. That works too right?


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The error message you got would show up in the following scenarios:
1. DirectX not up-to-date.
2. Video card drivers old.
3. The game being played with a not supported video card.

Check for the above mentioned and it should be either one of them.

To play the game on the least possible settings your video card has to be or meet the performance capabilities of ATI Radeon 9800Pro or better \ NVIDIA Geforce 6600or better

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

  • jwalant Nov 13, 2008

    DirectX 9.0c is the version of DirectX the game needs.

    To check the DirectX verison you need to access the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, follow the below mentioned to access the tool.

    Click "Start", click "Run", type "dxdiag.exe" (without the
    quotation marks), and then click "OK" or press the "Windows Key" and "R" (The
    "Windows key" is between "Ctrl" and "Alt" keys on your keyboard) and in the
    "Run" box type in "dxdiag" (without the quotation marks) and then click

    In the DirectX Diagnostic Tool the DirectX Version can be found in the "System" tab (third line from the bottom).


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