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Troubleshooting

  1. Installation issues
    1. I can't install it on Vista/W7!

      Log in as system administrator, or right click setup file and choose "Run as administrator"

  2. Updating issues
    1. Update wants me to reboot OS - wtf?

      Make sure you've closed game and game-related directories under explorer before launching update

  3. I can't run it!
    1. "d3dx9_39.dll is missing" or "d3dx9_39.dll not found"

      Update your DirectX installation. Google: "DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtime Web Installer"

    2. "Can't launch program because it's configuration is wrong"

      Install runtime kit. Google: "Visual Studio 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)"

  4. It crashed!
    1. "Insufficient vertex buffers left, aborting rendering!"

      Launch mod -> Advanced/Fixes tab -> Vertex buffer objects -> increase for about 25% of current value. Do it again if problem persist

    2. "Too complex geometry: XX vertices when buffer size allows only XX!"

      Launch mod -> Advanced/Fixes tab -> Vertex buffer size -> increase for about 50% of current value. Do it again if problem persist

    3. "Buffer overflow detected: too many renderable units!"

      Launch mod -> Advanced/Fixes tab -> Render queue size -> increase for about 25% of current value. Do it again if problem persist

  5. Glitches
    1. I've launched Drakan.exe and all effects have dissapeared!

      You have to launch Mod10th/Drakan 10th Anniversary.exe to get access to all effects

    2. There are no shaders active, and I can't enable them!

      You're in menu while you've selected Detect menu and disable shaders in it. Either uncheck this option (it's in Advanced/Fixes tab), or simply enter game

    3. I can't toggle screen shader with complex shading enabled!

      This is not a bug, it's a feature ;-)

  6. Multiplayer
    1. I've created server but no one can connect!
      1. Check that you'r internal IP is the same as external
        1. Start -> Run -> cmd.exe -> Enter -> ipconfig -> Enter
        2. If your IP begin with 192 head over next step
        3. Go to this page
        4. If your IP from page differs with your internal IP head over next step
      2. If your IP starts from 192 or differ from external IP
        1. If you are in LAN network ask your network admin to route ports (TCP/UDP): 27045, 27046 and 27910 - 27929 to your internal IP
        2. If you are in Wireless network/home network log in to your router (check your router manual), and route ports (TCP/UDP): 27045, 27046 and 27910 - 27929 to your internal IP
        3. Alternative - use Hamachi in unmanaged mode
      3. If your IP is the same as internal IP (or you're playing via Hamachi)
        1. Drakan's server will listen on first available network adapter, you'll have to reorder them in your network setting or use ForceBindIP