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When you try to start Combat Flight Simulator 3, you may receive an error message similar to the following:
Error: CFS3 configuration could not detect any DirectX 8 compatible video cards. CFS3 requires a DirectX 8 compatible video card.
This issue may occur if the hardware acceleration feature is either turned off or set too low. This issue may also occur if your video card does not have enough memory or is outdated.
Method 1: Verify the Video Memory
Method 2: Turn On the DirectDraw and Direct 3D Features
Method 3: Set Hardware Acceleration to FullNote Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
Method 4: Update Video Card DriversContact your video hardware manufacturer to obtain and install the latest version of the driver for your video adapter. For information about how to contact the manufacturer of your video adapter or sound card, see the "References" section of this article. Or, visit the following Microsoft Windows Update Web site to determine whether applicable driver updates are available:
http://update.microsoft.comTo identify the name and manufacturer of your video adapter:
For information about how to contact Video Card Manufacturer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/vendorsMicrosoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.