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Pc gaming issue

I bought a new computer recently and i am having problems playing some new pc games on it,i seem to meet all of the system requirement that are stated on the games'box,but when i go to start the game up it says-prism3d engine has stopped working,and it wont even let me start the game,i thought that maybe my graphics card wasnt up to snuff,but when i try to update it ,it says that its current and working fine,but some of my games work but others dont,which really baffles me.the game is hunting unlimited 2008,its minimum requ are-pentium4 processor ,which i have,256 mb ram,which i have160gb,1gb hard drive space,i have that also,direct x 9 or better,which i have,but i am sort of sketchy on the rest-64 mb graphics accelerator,not sure if i have this,and 64mb direct x graphics card,mine is a ati radeon xpress 1100,not sure if thats good enough.

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Re: pc gaming issue

I had the same problem with my computer too . Start playing the game and in about an hour I have the same error message "prism 3d stoped working" twice or more . I have a Intel core 2 duo 2.13ghz , 4gb ram and 1 gb graphic card so there's not a problem with system requirements . The only thing that really worked for me was download the update for Direct X 9 @ this link .
So far I played 18 Wheels of Steel for about 2 hours straight with no problems .

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Also direct x 9c has a update on 9 c posted on 12/5/08 at the microsoft site

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How do i fix my prism3d engine on my pc

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My best Suggestion is to take a look at You can see your system's compatibility with most games. The one you are looking at is probably there. 

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Re: pc gaming issue

Check your virtual memory. it may not be allocating enough space on your hard drive to properly run. also there's a screen for software compatibility. programs that used to run flawlessly on win 98 may not run on windows xp or vista.

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i,d suggest your problem, is with either the Graphics card. Or your Memory is very Low. I,d go 512 meg RAM ( minimum ) Go To 256 Meg ( AGP Or PCI-e Card ) minimum.
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