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Zero Hour wont start telling me to check directX version

1 posts New member
edited November 2020

C&C Zero Hour when it is about to load up and I get the graphics it stops and gives me the message that I need to check so that my DirectX is at least 8.1 while it is actually 12.

This happens when I have my laptop connected to my larger curved big screen. When I go into Win 10 (64) settings and change screen back to laptop screen the game starts! How can this be? (1920X1080).

When it is curved big screen I get the error messager and the game will not start!?
What to do?
Post edited by gamerdruid on


  • gamerdruid
    4143 posts Moderator
    It is likely the game, as it is old, can't be supported on the large screen/hi-res screen. Can you turn the resolution on the big screen down?
    I am not an employee of EA/Envision. The views expressed are my own!
  • Tested Generals and it worked on the whole screen. The setting was 1024X??? and it worked.
    Generals Zero hour worked before but was only a square on the screen but at least it worked?
    Now I cannot even start it.
  • i am having same issue i purchased and installed my game through origin and the dont offer tech support as game is too old ... it was working fine then one day i got the message to check directx 8.1 and my video card
  • gamerdruid
    4143 posts Moderator
    Have you tried loading it in 'Compatibility mode' provided by Windows?
    I am not an employee of EA/Envision. The views expressed are my own!
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