Failed to initialize 3D rendering. Make sure you have direct X9 and video card drivers installed

“Failed to initialize Direct3D 9. Make sure you have DirectX 9.0 installed, have drivers for your graphics card and have not disabled 3D acceleration in display settings.”

This means the computer does not have any graphics drivers installed or enabled. IntoScience requires some sort of 3D rendering capability.

1. Make sure you have DirectX installed:

Instructions for installing Direct X for Windows can be found on Microsofts website here:

Follow the instructions to install DirectX.

2. Update your video graphics card drivers:

Generally keeping graphics drivers up to date will ensure efficient operation of the computer. Refer to your computer manufacturers site for instructions on upgrading graphics drivers.

3. Test that your graphics card works:

In Windows open a “Run As..” dialog by holding the Windows Key + “R”. When the dialog opens type “dxdiag” (without quotes) and press OK. Switch to the “Display” tab and verify that “DirectDraw Acceleration”, “Direct3D Acceleration” and “AGP Texture Acceleration” are enabled.

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