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Hey

I purchased HOMM 3 from gog.com and after installing it I pressed the launch button and this window comes up and I can only press the "ok" button and then nothing happens:

DirectDraw error (16389):

'DDERR_GENERIC'

File: 'C:\Dev\heroes 3 Exp 2\Game\WINGRAPH.CPP'
Line: 154

I have a windows 7 enterprise 64 bit, please help me, I want to play HOMM 3 so bad...

thanks
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MrBlonde84: [...]
Do you have latest DirectX 9.0c installed? You can grab it from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=8109
Hey,

thanks for the suggestion, but have tried that...

I have:

- Updatet my windows 7
- Updatet drivers for my graphic card
- Downloaded and installed the June 2010 DirectX runtime package
- checked that the installer passed the file integrity check
- Im using an account with Administrator privileges
- I've turned off the UAC settings
- Turned off any non-crucial third-party programs
- deleting it and reinstalled it many times

But nothing helps, so if anyone know what to do, please reply

thanks
Post edited October 23, 2011 by MrBlonde84
The previous post is very old, but I had the same problem yesterday and a DirectX update didn't solve the problem. So for everyone, who can't start the game as well, here is what helped me to solve it:
I have multiple monitors in use (pc and tv); disabling the tv monitor in windowns solved it for me. The game starts now without the weird error message.
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ferraristar: The previous post is very old, but I had the same problem yesterday and a DirectX update didn't solve the problem. So for everyone, who can't start the game as well, here is what helped me to solve it:
I have multiple monitors in use (pc and tv); disabling the tv monitor in windowns solved it for me. The game starts now without the weird error message.
But i only have a Tv to use as a monitor...
:( What should i do?

(i am well aware that i'm late to write here but...)