Sunday, April 22, 2007 5:04 PM
I think I'm having the same problem as every one else, But this is a map program that wil give a 3D image of the lay of the land. I'll try the manufacturer, sounds like a shot. Microsoft should have a fix, but they didn't break it. It's not thier problem that what they used to supply is now, not needed by them. Who cares if you need it they don't, and it should be supplied by the software in question. Make a patch and make it happen!
Maybe I should have bought a MAC!
Saturday, September 15, 2007 12:39 AM
This Windows Vista system is driving me nuts. I'm sooooo tired of compatibility issues. Anyway - I just bought a game - Crime Stores from the Files of Martin Mystere and of course if won't play. Indicates it need d3drm.dll. Which from what I can find online was something Microsoft (MS) removed from Vista. So I found it on the net and installed - game still won't play. I've spent hours on the MS so-called support/help pages and read through so many messages I can't see straight any more. AND I'M NOT PAYING $59 TO EMAIL, CHAT OR PHONE SOMEONE AT MS. That is outrageous! To bring this long, sad story to an end - I STILL CAN'T PLAY MY GAME! As you say - can't they just fix it or tell us how to get d3drm.dll back.
Sunday, September 16, 2007 8:45 PM
I know vista drive all of us crazy sometimes, but this time i've actually find the way on how to fix D3DRM.DLL on vista system dowload the file from hundreds of provider and then install the file on c:\windows\system32 folder on your computer and that,s all is done and you can start to play games on vista.
Monday, October 15, 2007 11:23 AMPlease please please, help. how can I re-install this item??????????
I am going insane with the backwards and forwards,
Sunday, October 21, 2007 10:12 AM
Is this lost forever? Has a solution been found by anyone? I have read multiple forums and tried multiple different ways to install EQ, all have failed. The bottom line is..... I need d3drm.dll. please advise
Friday, October 26, 2007 3:41 PM
hey guys, i was having the same problem with the d3drm.dll program on my new notebook as well. when i downloaded the file to C:windows/system32 though it did not work....i had to download the program from an older computer to a flashdrive then download that onto my notebook.....now my games work fine....hope this was your problem too
Wednesday, November 07, 2007 10:48 AM
Place the D3DRM.DLL file in the same folder as the Game EXE file.. or try placing it with other files that the Game uses.. I got this to work for me... Good Luck.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 5:31 PM
Copied DLL to windows system32 and worked. Now I can play my games thanx!!! No thanks to windows vista!!!!
Thursday, December 27, 2007 2:01 AMarrrrrrggggghhhhh!you two! boy oh boy i guess windows Vista(r) disincludes things like hlp32.dll and also my fav3drm.dll i need a solution plz someone i just downloaded motocross madness 2 and 1 but the same problem: d3drm.dll i needed plz someone help!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, January 20, 2008 2:35 AM
Just so you guys know, there is a website that has like all of the .dll software. Here is the link for d3drm.dll:
When you start, just download it to the desktop (this is what I did), then open my computer, and type
C:\Windows\System32, and press enter. The screen may display a different address, that is ok. If you are in the right place, if you scrol down a little you should see several other files ending in .dll. If you do, then just drag and drop the file you just downloaded onto the desktop anywhere in this folder. Now try the game.
Friday, February 08, 2008 6:24 PM
It probally is old problem solved already. But, if you still have the problem, may be this will help.
1. Make sure you do have the d3drm file downloaded to your computer.
2. Bring up that file to the desktop, right click on the file, choose Copy
3. Bring up System32 .( If you don`t know how to do that -- click Start button. In the Search box type system32. It will appear at the top. Click that and system32 is staring at you.
4. Curser on the system , right click , choose Paste. You should be in. You should see the d3drm.dll file inside the system Highlighted.( If you don`t , you have another problem )
Good luck ! ( The method mentioned , Copy and Paste , can be used on almost any file to almost anywhere. )
Saturday, February 09, 2008 6:15 PMI copied d3drm.dll into the same directory that my game installed into and I now get past the intro. However, after I select the players, the game errors when it starts to run. I am trying to run Boggle by Hasbro Interactive. It is about 10 yrs. old, but it runs fine on an XP machine. I think there is still a directX issue. If I copy all the directX files from the cd into the game directory, I get the error "The procedure entry point MapLS could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll." The most frustrating thin is that Scrabble and Clue! work and they are also from Hasbro Interactive and the same age.
Saturday, February 09, 2008 9:39 PMGeolll, from what I know, your game was installed into a directory named Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features . Your d3drm file is supposed to be installed into System32 directory. not the same directory. Please read the reply I wrote above yours. You ARE using Windows Vista op. system , yes?
Friday, February 22, 2008 10:12 PMI did what you suggested. But the game won't start (Obscura). The screen flickers a bit, then turns black and I end up with the desktop again. Can you help?
Sunday, February 24, 2008 7:35 PM
I tried copying to System32 but that didn't work.
On 64bit Vista at least, copying it to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 was where I needed to put the .dll.
For anyone that tried the first suggestion and didn't have success, you may want to try that.
- Proposed As Answer by Rennhack Friday, June 17, 2011 7:48 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 2:18 AMThat worked for me!!! I was forever trying to play EQ and I wasn't able to, but now I put the d3drm.dll on the Sys32 folder and the game ran fine!
Thursday, July 24, 2008 9:19 PM
Had the same issue. Unable to play certain games on Vista 64.
Error message: Cannot find the file d3drm.dll
Discovered this DirectX file d3drm.dll has been deprecated in Vista.
Download the file from the following link:
If using vista 32bit ( x86 ) place the file in the following path: C:/windows/system32
If using vista 64bit (x64) place the file in the following path: C:/windows/sysWOW64
Should resolve the issue, although there are other deprecated DirectX files as well.
NOTE: This means of adding the required dll is not supported by microsoft. dll files are only licensed when installed by an appropriate redistributle.
- Proposed As Answer by Rennhack Friday, June 17, 2011 7:49 PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 2:35 AMThis is BRILLIANT! I've been holding off on going to Vista because I still use Microsoft PhotoDraw v2 and I heard horror stories. Well, using 64bit home premium it worked...but not 3D. The solution in this thread solved the 3D issue! PhotoDraw DOES work with vista now. The only problem is you cannot see 'previews' as you view your .mix files in a folder like you did in XP...oh well.
Sunday, August 17, 2008 12:27 AM
i have a problem which you have mentioned in point (4)........i cant see the file in the system,
what do i do?
please reply asap as i have a driving test in a week and need this cd to work
Sunday, September 21, 2008 4:23 PMHi! If you're running Vista 32-bit, there is a solution.1. Firstly, click here and download the file.2. Once downloaded, put it in the Windows Folder, in your computer.3. Run your map program and see if it works.Not many people know this yet, so tell your friends!
Friday, October 17, 2008 3:19 AMHello. i am going slowly insane. If anyone can tell me why my DARKbasic/DARKmatter CD that just came with my how to book is asking for D3drm.dll, and i have been trouble shooting it for close to five hours, and it STILL hates me, isn't working, you will be my best friend. thank you.
Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:08 PM
Thank you, my 3d home Architect program is now working. Compared to newer programs I like the way the old one works better. it is easier to create spacial relationships. And even children can create drawings in minutes.
Monday, April 06, 2009 2:13 PMI am trying to get a game called F1 manager working on my new laptop. I have the same error everyone else seems to be getting. I have followed your instructions but the game still will not work, it just loads the frontscreen and freezes.
I also have an old game I used to love called 'Star Trek : Birth of the Federation' but that doesn't work either, no error message comes up but it does the game, freezes on the load up screen, any suggestion will be most gratefully recieved.
Monday, April 06, 2009 2:51 PMGot F1 manager working, thanks for the help.
Birth of the federation will not work still though. Just checked it on some old systems in my mates shop and it only works on 98 second edition, it doesn't even work on XP. Any suggestions anyone?
- Proposed As Answer by birdman86 Monday, May 25, 2009 4:10 PM
Thursday, April 09, 2009 11:03 PMThank you all guys! It works for me just fine! Love my new 3D Screensaver!
Monday, May 25, 2009 4:12 PMhey how did u get f1 manager working, i have tried all of the above solutions but it will now only opens to the ea sports first page then says its stopped working, please help?
Friday, July 03, 2009 1:07 PMI tried this but Ulead Dvd Movie Factory 3 still won't work. Must be something else missing.
Strange but positive side effect, my machine seems a bit faster. Not sure if or how this is possible. Need to do more testing.
Monday, July 06, 2009 7:57 PM
Friday, August 07, 2009 12:21 AMhey umm i was wondering if you could help me i was trying to play a game that i downloaded on my windows vista hp laptop and a message popped up saying that i needed d3drm.ll but when i downloaded d3drm.ll it said that "this file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action. Create an association in the set associations control panel." so i was hoping that you could tell me how to create an association.
Sunday, October 25, 2009 2:12 PMi had this exact problem; but with windows 7--somehow i'd figured it out for Vista (i think the d3drm.dll--->system32 folder)...
but then when installed to 7 i had the exact issue you described... i looked at the error report and the issue was with mcicda.dll--so, i googled it, found one and switched it w/the one in sys32. (you can take control w/this file w/winbubble--google it.)
this fixed the problem! and made my wife happy!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 6:18 PM
Thanks Swarms! That's what worked for me, here's what I did.
I'm running Windows 7 on a laptop by the way
1. Put in the disc of the program ypu're trying to run
2. Go to Computer, right click on the disc in the DVD drive, and press Open
3. There was a folder called DirectX6 that contained files for DirectX for me, open that folder; otherwise find the D3DRM.DLL file online
4. Find the D3DRM.DLL file, copy, and paste to C/Windows/SysWOW64
The biggest thing here is that it worked for me putting the file in the SysWOW64 folder, not System32
I tried opening the program, and it worked!
I'm sure if your disc doesn't have a DirectX folder, or contains D3DRM.DLL, you can probably download it and it will work the same way.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 1:34 PM
Thankyou so much kingsapo i did everything you said and my flight simulator works perfect, THANKS again!!!!
Sunday, September 05, 2010 5:11 AMWe had a similar issue and solved it by copying the appropriate *.dll file found on the games CD into C://Windows/system32 directory. we laughed when it worked, was pretty unexpected. email me at email@example.com for any further assistance
- Proposed As Answer by RandL Sunday, September 05, 2010 5:11 AM
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 9:41 AM
Quick and simple, all three possibles can work. However the dll file is found, as long as the file found is not corrupt or changed by third parties.
It depends a little on how the program is built as to whether putting it in the root folder with the executable will work or not. Some programs will actually search their own folder first before looking into the path. If you want it to be available for other programs that might use the same file somewhere down the line use the other two methods depending on your system. Not all programs will be written in such a manner that the search will happen in the root first so that one is a hit and miss solution.
If using the 32 bit version of windows vista or 7 it should be placed in the system32 folder.
If using the 64 bit version it will need to go into the sysWOW64 folder.
Be certain that the security setting are including inheritable permissions so that all users have access to it.
Saturday, April 23, 2011 4:03 AM
no sillyness or guessing where to click. Just download d3drm.dll from my site and place in c:\windows\system32 here:
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