I am big fan of old strategy games, even though the technology has made a big step regarding the computer graphics, but still, nowadays, they cannot recreate the scenario of the old games. Stronghold 2 is one of my favourite games, but for some reason I couldn’t play it on my Windows 10 computer. First time, after I launched the game my screen turned black and I thought that the game is loading, but after like 5 seconds a pop-up error appeared saying that the program can’t start because d3dx9_27.dll is missing from your computer. I have tried to reinstall the game (as was stated in the error dialog box), but it didn’t fix the d3dx9_27.dll is missing error. I have tried to update my graphic drivers but it didn’t help me.
On the Internet I have found lots of people having the same issue with d3dx9_27.dll is missing error upon launching the Stronghold 2 game. I have posted a screenshot with my error and waited for few days. Most of the people have suggested me to reinstall the game or install some driver utility tools, but one user have suggested me to try to install the library manually. The guide was so simple that I honestly thought that it won’t work, however I’ve decided to try it and it worked! Basically, you just need to download and install d3dx9_27.dll file from here: http://fix4dll.com/d3dx9_27_dll.
After installing the d3dx9_27.dll library into my system folder I have rebooted my computer and the game started to work properly. I hope this will help you to fix the d3dx9_27.dll is missing error in Stronghold 2 game. Feel free to like and share this guide to help other users who are stuck with this issue.