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Old 18th Nov 2018, 4:22 PM DefaultSimPE default hair replacement problem #1
pinkdynamite
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Hey all. I'm trying to default replace a hair and I've been following Marja's tutorial and it was going well until I got to this part:
open the gmdc to check how many groups the mesh has

When I try to view the gmdc, this is what pops up:
Warning: you need to installe MANAGED DIRECTX (see attached image)

The closest thing I could find to download was Microsoft DirectX SDK (June 2010), but when I installed this and tried again to open the gmdc in SimPE I still get the error message.

What do I do now? I'm getting seriously frustrated because I know I'd be able to replace a hair if only I could get past this step!
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 3:30 PM #2
Pixelen
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Not sure if it's related, but do you have Nvidia DDS utilities installed? If you go to SimPE > Preferences it should give you the option there.
Old 10th Jan 2019, 2:02 AM #3
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It's not related. The DirectX is a graphics issue. Did you install the extra files mentioned on the SimPE site before you installed SimPE?

Not sure if it's updated, but you'll find the links here: https://sims.ambertation.de/en/download/realdownload/
Under "Needed Software to run SimPE". It's probably the "Managed Direct X 9c" you'll want, though I'm not sure how it'll work on newer systems. I think the newest Direct X is 11 or 12, but I have no idea if those are compatible with SimPE. There's a chance the new version by Quaxi fixes some of the issues (here), but I can't say for sure.
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