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There are quite a few different ways that d3dx9_29.dll errors may show up on your PC. Some of the more common d3dx9_29.dll errors are listed here:
  • "D3DX9_29.DLL Not Found"

  • "File d3dx9_29.dll not found"

  • "Error while starting game executable - couldn't load DLL file d3dx9_29.dll."

  • "D3dx9_29.dll is missing"

  • "D3DX9_29.DLL is missing. Replace D3DX9_29.DLL and try again."

  • "D3dx9_29.dll not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

  • "Missing component d3dx9_29.dll"

  • "This application failed to start because d3dx9_29.dll was not found!"
D3dx9_29.dll errors usually appear when a software program, most often a game, is started. Occasionally, d3dx9_29.dll errors will display after a game is loaded but right before the game begins. Unlike many other dll errors which can have complicated causes and fixes, d3dx9_29.dll issues are caused in one way or another by a single issue - some kind of problem with Microsoft DirectX. The d3dx9_29.dll file is one of many files contained in the DirectX software collection. Since DirectX is utilized by most Windows based games and advanced graphics programs, d3dx9_29.dll errors usually show up only when using these programs.

Resolution

Important Note: Do not, under any circumstances, download the d3dx9_29.dll DLL file individually from any "DLL download site." There are a number of different reasons that downloading DLLs from these sites are never a good idea.

Note: If you've already downloaded d3dx9_29.dll from one of those DLL download sites, remove it from wherever you put it and continue with the following steps.

1. Restart your computer if you haven't yet done so.

The d3dx9_29.dll error might be a fluke or one-time issue and a simple restart could clear it up completely. It's unlikely this will fix the problem, but restarting is always a good first troubleshooting step.

2. Install the latest version of Microsoft DirectX 9. Chances are, upgrading to the latest version of DirectX 9 will fix the d3dx9_29.dll not found error.

Note: Microsoft often releases updates to DirectX 9 without updating the version number or letter so be sure to install the latest release even if your version is technically the same.

Note: Are you a Windows Vista user with DirectX 10? Your game or program may still need DirectX 9 files to run properly so give the installation a try. Don't worry, both versions of DirectX can be run side by side in Windows Vista.

3. Assuming the latest DirectX version from Microsoft doesn't fix the d3dx9_29.dll error you're receiving, look for a DirectX installation program on your game or application CD or DVD. Usually, if a game or other program utilizes DirectX, the software developers will include a copy of DirectX on the installation disc.

Sometimes, though not often, the DirectX version included on the disc is a better fit for the program than the latest version available online.

4. Uninstall the game or software program and then reinstall it again. Something may have happened to the files in the program that work with d3dx9_29.dll and a reinstall could do the trick.

5. Restore the d3dx9_29.dll file from DirectX 9. If the above standard troubleshooting steps haven't worked to solve your d3dx9_29.dll error, try extracting the d3dx9_29.dll individually from the DirectX 9 package.

6. Update the drivers for your video card. While it's not the most common solution, in some situations updating the drivers for the video card in your computer could correct this DirectX issue.



EA - Electronic... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015


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EA - Electronic... | Answered on Jul 20, 2014


Are you using an iso mounting program like alcohoal or iso buster, or Nero Iso, it sounds like you are having a problem with failing to unmount some virtual drives, otherwis it wouldn't be up to G, how many drives are in the case. click on my computer and tell me what drives you see that you don't physically have. Unmount the ones you arent using and it should default back to :D, or E, if you have 2 dvd drives

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Mar 15, 2013


you need the disc to play the game

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Oct 02, 2012


hi
ELFX-APRK-E7V8-Y1B5-1911 OR HKM5-YD73-72H6-B273-6FLT OR F4XF-8ZQF-LSZN-SGRK-VL6J OR ALL4-FAPZ-9BG9-WYDB-KAUG
it should work..

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Sep 21, 2012


Should be an option to toggle hardware accelerated cursor. Try that. Also, try toggling Windowed mode. Think you'll have to add a -w to the shortcut to do that though

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Jul 25, 2011


This issue may occur if one of the following conditions are true:
  • There is a configuration issue with the CD-ROM drive.
  • The MDAC (Microsoft Data Access Components) is damaged or is not installed properly.
  • There is an issue with the CD-ROM media. For example, the program CD-ROM is damaged or dirty.
Solution:
  • Examine the CD-ROM or DVD Disc
  • Clean the Program CD-ROM or DVD
  • Test the CD-ROM or DVD in another Drive
  • Clean the Drive
  • Quit Unnecessary Software
  • Look for Known Issues with the Drive or Recording Software
  • Check for Drive Firmware Updates
  • Make Sure That You Are Using Protected Mode CD-ROM Drivers
  • Enable and Disable UDF Support
  • Reduce Drive Caching
  • Disable Auto-Insert Notification
  • Remove Duplicate Drives]
  • Restart Windows in Safe Mode
  • Clean Boot Your Computer
  • Install the MDAC Update
  • Check for Alternate Installation Locations

if problem persist contact game manufacturer.

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Jul 04, 2011


Make sure your graphics card driver is up to date also same thing with sound. If there both up to date then try this program http://www.drivermax.com/index.htm to see if you got any other drivers what need to be updated the program is SAFE and free to use.

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Jun 06, 2011


There is a program called Emsa Diskchecker : http://www.e-systems.ro/
That checker can check DVD/CD contents and see if it's readable. It can also scan hard drives for errors as well.
Hope that helps.
Cheers from NZ

EA - Electronic... | Answered on May 10, 2011


maybe your computer is a little too latest.the game can not match the computers speed.

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Apr 10, 2011


The most common reason for this is your CD. Make sure your CD is free from fingerprints, smudges and scratches.
Let me know if that doesn't work and we'll try to figure out what the issue is.

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Mar 28, 2011


try this: 28UU-V6A4-PM2F-8PM2-LRLD...should work

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Nov 03, 2010


You can attempt to contact EA games if you have a receipt or some proof that you purchased the game. But with piracy on video games being a major issue, without proof you are stuck. Even with proof they may not help you. Here is the EA support page on their site.

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Sep 21, 2010


Lost or Missing Serial Replacement:
If you meet one of the following criteria, you can send a request along with an administrative fee to Electronic Arts for a replacement serial/registration number.
  • Conditions
  • The product is 90 days past the purchase date
  • The original serial/registration number has been discarded or lost
When sending a request for a replacement serial/registration number, please include the following:
  • Items & Information to Send
  • Money order or personal check for $10.00 USD per serial/registration number requested.
  • MAKE THE CHECK PAYABLE to Electronic Arts.
  • Note: If you are requesting serial/registration numbers for a collection pack, the $10.00 USD fee will cover numbers for all of the games included in the package.
  • Proof of Purchase - located on the game’s manual. If you do not have the manual available, send a photocopy or picture of the game disk to verify ownership
  • Note: It is not necessary for you to send us the physical disk. If, however, you decide to send us the physical game disk, please make sure you use a traceable delivery method. Electronic Arts is not responsible for products lost in transit
  • Explanation of the situation
  • First and Last Name
  • Return Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number
Send To:
Electronic Arts Warranty Department
9001 N I-35 Suite 110
Austin, TX 78753

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010


Hello again iwasntherefo

The fact that it happens midway during the DirectX install leads me to believe that the problem lies there. You probably have an incomplete or corrupt install. I would advise un-installing/re-installing DirectX. You can download the latest version directly from Microsofts website.

I would also recommend doing a full system scan using whatever anti-virus program you use, and maybe using a third-party application to remove any junk files on your computer.

I hope this helps. If not, please feel free to contact me for further advice.

ajblaj

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Aug 26, 2010


try uninstalling and reinstalling the game. if this doesn't help, then go online to your favorite search engine and download the .DLL file (smd.dll) from a site and place it in the correct directory. This should fix your problem.

Hope this helps and don't forget to RATE :)

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Aug 14, 2010


Typically the serial number is located on the back of the CD or DVD case, on the lower left hand section. In cases where the game was bundled by Gateway or purchased through Scholastic, the serial number may be found in one of three other locations:
The inside of the case
The back of the manual
On a separate piece of cardboard or paper
If your serial number is not printed in any of these locations, you may request a new serial number.

The following information applies to the North America territories only.
Misprinted or Invalid Serial/Registration Code Replacement:
If you meet one of the following criteria, and you are within the 90 day warranty period, you can send a request to Electronic Arts for a replacement serial/registration number.
  • Conditions
  • The serial/registration number is illegible or missing characters.
  • The serial/registration number is not printed on the lower left portion on the back of the jewel case, inside the jewel case, or on the back of the manual.
  • A Technical Support Representative deems the serial/registration number provided with the game as invalid.
When sending a request for a replacement serial/registration number, please include the following:
  • Items & Information to Send
  • The original insert from the back of the jewel case displaying the invalid or misprinted number, or the manual displaying the invalid or misprinted number.
  • Explanation of the situation
  • First and Last Name
  • Return Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
Send To:
Electronic Arts Warranty Department
9001 N I-35 Suite 110
Austin, TX 78753

EA - Electronic... | Answered on Jul 30, 2010


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EA - Electronic... | Answered on Jun 30, 2010

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