Support: Always update DirectX and GPU (video) drivers

Updated July 2017: Latest Version 1.66

Running an older non_Steam version? Update it here:
Airship Dragoon update 1.5.2/1.6/1.62 to v1.66 Patch (160Mb)
Airship Dragoon update 1.5.2/1.6 to v1.62 Patch (40Mb)
Airship Dragoon update 1.4.8 to v1.5.2 Patch (118Mb)
Airship Dragoon update 1.4/1.4.1 to v1.4.8 Patch (146Mb)

Realism Mod Total Conversion (requires v1.6 or later) Now in version 1.66 patch above!
Airship Dragoon Realism Mod (52mb)

Bonus Maps (updated for v1.6 - included in STEAM and Direct DRM-Free Versions)
Airship Dragoon Bonus Maps (26mb)

Minimum Requirements:
OS: Windows.
Processor: 1.7 GHz or better
Memory: 2GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Shader 3.0 supported, Nvidia 6800 or 7300 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better
DirectX: 9.0.c
Hard Disk Space: 320Mb
Intel GPU laptops are not officially supported but some will work - try the free Demo

Development machine:
OS: Windows7. Processor: 2.4 GHz Core2. Memory: 2GB RAM. Graphics: Nvidia 250GTS 512mb. DirectX: 9.0c

Q: Game fails to start and may give an error like "xxxx.dll is missing". Fix?
--> Make sure DirectX 9.0c is installed. Run dxsetup.exe from "DirectX_9_0_c" folder in the game's installation directory
(eg: C:\program files\airship dragoon\directX_9_0_c\dxsetup.exe)
If that does not help, run the Web Installer at Microsoft <---- But beware it may ask if you want a browser toolbar (protip: you don't ...)

Q: Game fails to start and I'm on Linux. Fix?
--> You need to setup your environment for Windows ... and nope, I've never even seen, never mind used Linux. Suggest internet search.

Q: I'm on a dual GPU laptop (eg: Intel / Nvidia) but the game is always using Intel and not the better GPU, It's laggy. Fix?
--> Try "white listing" your card. Search the internet if you don't know how.

Q: I'm on a dual GPU laptop and I don't see my card listed in the Options/Display Device panel. Fix?
--> Try setting "Switchable Graphics" in BIOS from "dynamic" to "fixed". Search the internet if you don't know how.

Q: It's really laggy and/or my GPU is overheating. Fix?
--> Try reducing quality settings in the Options Menu. The lighting/shadow system should be your first port of call. Read the Instructions/Options Menu for more in-depth information.

Q: It's really laggy and I'm using lots of other apps, my browser is eating all my RAM and I am streaming Doctor Who while playing. Fix?
--> Try using less apps ...

Q: Your hugely in-depth and complicated strategy game is hard to understand. Fix?
--> Yes it is. The "Instructions" button is located on the Main Menu, the Deployment Screen, the Battle screen, and in the Strategy and Tactical modes under the "Options" menu.

Still got an issue?