Few days ago, I have received an email from Humble Bundle that my favourite game is on the discount. All of the chapters of Sniper Ghost Warrior in a bundle for very cheap price. Of course, I immediately purchased the game and activated it on my Steam account. After the installation, I have faced a very unpleasant issue – I couldn’t run the game because d3dx9_39.dll is missing error appeared. Usually, while installing games through Steam I never have faced such problems. Anyway, I wrote about this issue to Steam and Humble Bundle support, but both of them responded that the issue is on my computer and advised me to visit some pc repair store. I didn’t want to spend some extra bucks, so I started to search for the solution by myself.
After few hours, I found a lot of interesting information about .dll libraries and possible reasons why they may become damaged or corrupted. The main symptom of that is an error message that pops up when you try to launch the application, which will indicate in the error dialogue which dll file is not found. In my case d3dx9_39.dll was damaged or removed by my antivirus and it prevented me from running Sniper Ghost Warrior. After manually downloading and installing the d3dx9_39.dll file, everything worked as intended. I’ve downloaded the file from here: https://fix4dll.com/d3dx9_39_dll and followed the installation instructions provided on the website. The installation procedure is very simple: you just need to copy the file into the right location and that’s it.
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