View Full Version : Cubase Sonar 2.0 XL and DirectX 9.0 on XP !!??
03-17-2003, 10:45 AM
As I'm trying to install Sonar 2.0XL on my XP pentium III puter, the installer told me it couldn't find DirectX8.1 on my PC and I told it "yes" to install (allthough I have directX 9.0 running). After installation of 8.1 it asked for a restart. When it restarts it comes ()over and over again) back to the same screen with restart and all that stuff. I can easily exit that window and jump to my normal XP desktop. But I can't get Sonar 2.0 XL to work with DirectX 9.0? How come? I am perfectly happy with my Pro Audio 9, but whats up here?
Anyone got a link for me?
Appreciate any help on this one...
03-17-2003, 04:05 PM
Crap! I meant CakeWalk Sonar. Dammit! :p
03-17-2003, 04:33 PM
Try clicking cancel on the Directx part of the installer and then try to launch SonarXL.
I had it installed on XP w/ no problems. I think it tried the same thing w/ me.
I'm under the impression the installer is relatively dumb, but so long as you have a compatible version of DirectX installed, it should run correctly.
03-17-2003, 08:56 PM
Tnx but I actually found a better way. By going into regedit u can fool your system to think it has DX 8.1 even it has DX9.0. Here is how to...
in the directory structure on your left browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/DIRECTX
Change the value to 4.08.01.0810
then browse to
and change MSVersionFlag to 4.08.01.0810
This will work for ALL NVIDIA USERS!!!
I only changed the first one. Couldn't find the second one. It now works.
tnx to MadCow for the solution.
Sonar is looking to be the update of CakeWalk I have been awaiting for a long time. Its darn good!
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