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  • Having installed all requirements for Kinect for Windows SDK Beta with additional software requirements, I find I've had only limited success. The "Sample Shape Game" behaves as expected but the Sample Skeletal Viewer will not function. On opening I receive the error message: "Could not create Direct3D.Please ensure the DirectX is installed. It is installed! Some time back a similar question was asked and answered with the alteration of hardcore programming language: I didn't understand a word of it. Is there an easier/user-friendly way of resolving this?
    Monday, July 25, 2011 4:30 AM


  • audiotopsy,

    It looks like you're trying to run C++ version of SkeletalViewer sample. Could you go to DrawDevice.cpp in that sample and look for "D3DCREATE_HARDWARE_VERTEXPROCESSING". Once you find it, replace this with "D3DCREATE_SOFTWARE_VERTEXPROCESSING" and see if it works.

    Let me know how it goes.

    I'm here to help
    Tuesday, July 26, 2011 9:39 AM

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