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Cannot play :( I keep getting an error, "The program can't start because d3dx9_37.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem." I did reinstall, but got the same error. I also already have the directx9

EDIT: I did get the game working, and I wrote about my thoughts in my blog, the entry can be found, here:

Hi Bellannmae,

I'm sorry that you encountered this problem! The safest solutions are to:

1) Restart your computer and see if that fixes the problem;

2) See if you can upgrade DirectX to a more recent version;

3) See if your video card drivers can be updated;

4) As a last-ditch effort, you might try to download and install the DLL file manually, from sites like this,, but I'd be cautious with this method. Ideally, you would have an anti-virus program that scans downloaded files.

Please let me know if any of these methods work or you need more guidance. We'd really like you to be able to try the demo!

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I downloaded the dll file directly and it worked!

I really loved the demo! I have 3 dogs myself, and I always wondered what it would be like if they were human. I thought the MC was very funny, and Peaches and Pecan acted just the way I thought dogs as humans would. The art is cute, and the music is kind of arcade-y. I really enjoyed it, and I look forward to the full game!

One thing I did note, was when you name the MC, if you use all of the spaces available (my first play through I used the name Cinnamon because I wasn't sure if I was naming the MC or one of the dogs), and during dialogue in the game, the 'n' would be left off of the end, naming her Cinnamo instead. Nothing serious, just something I noticed :)

Hi Bellannmae,

I'm really glad you were able to play the demo! Thank you so much for taking the time and offering your feedback. It's good to have a vote of confidence from a fellow dog lover!

Thank you, also, for bringing up the naming issue. I'll make sure to address that in the final version. Which does, exist, by the way, despite the obvious gap between the demo and now. It's one of several projects we have in progress, and I still have to attend to other work to keep the electricity on, ha. So it's slow, but I do want you to be able to enjoy the full game soon.

- Shawn, Erotome Co-Founder