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How do i switch from direct x 9 to direct x 6?

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OK i'm trying to play battlefield 2. Well some one told me to use direct x 6... so i'm thinking what's that thing that you have to type to bring out the direct x configurations in run? and how do i switch from 9 to 6? Do i have to download 6 first?
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OK i'm trying to play battlefield 2. Well some one told me to use direct x 6... so i'm thinking what's that thing that you have to type to bring out the direct x configurations in run? and how do i switch from 9 to 6? Do i have to download 6 first?
You will have to find a DirectX uninstaller. Look for one at www.download.com

EDIT: Here's one.
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so would direct x 6 still run battle field two?
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so would direct x 6 still run battle field two?
I think that game requires DX9. You might try it, but I think it will be riddled with problems if you get it to run.
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post #5 of 9
Reverting to a prior version of DirectX is difficult to. Or at least it's supposed to be, I've never looked into a DX uninstaller like lonnie suggested.

Microsoft doesn't want you to do it, and it is usually unnecessary. By design, DirectX is supposed to be backwards compatible. So when a game says you need DX6, that usually means that the minimum version you need is DX6; but DX9 should work okay.
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post #6 of 9
Last time i checked BF2 requires DX 9 i think someone has told you wrong info and got mixed up with COD2 which lets you switch versions of direct X i think for COD2 it's DX9 & you can switch to DX7. Haven't installed COD2 yet so i dunno which versions it lets you use but i know for sure it definately lets you use an older version but as far as i know BF2 is dx9 only!
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post #7 of 9
No no no dont revert to directx 6 man!
Thats a very old version directx and nothing will work even close to normal, if you want to revert then get directx 8.1 at the lowest! Some games like COD 2 will allow you to change between 9 and 7, because those are the only two versions that work correctly. You dont need to uninstall anything either, just look through the different BF2 console commands and you should have one to change the DX version that the game is using, although I'm 80% sure that BF2 needs direct 9 to function. CSS will allow you to go down to 7 but everytime you go down the game starts to look worse and worse.
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post #9 of 9
I said you might have to use dx7 on battlefield2 if it will let you.
Your system might not run the game very good on dx9.
But I have never checked out bf2 for dx9. I know some games will let you use either.
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