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How to Fix “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” in God of War

Are you getting a “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” error in God of War?

The error message also says “Version not supported”.

First of all, you need to check if your PC meets the minimum requirements to run God of War.

If your PC does not meet the minimum requirements, you won’t be able to run the game.

To fix “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” in God of War, you need to download the “dxvk-1.9.4.tar.gz” file on Github.

After you’ve downloaded the file, you need to extract it, copy the application extensions, and paste them into the God of War file.

Here’s how to fix “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” in God of War:

  1. Download “dxvk-1.9.4.tar.gz”
  2. Extract the files
  3. Open the extracted file
  4. Click on your system type
  5. Copy all of the application extensions
  6. Open the God of War file location
  7. Paste the copied application extensions

1. Download “dxvk-1.9.4.tar.gz”

D3D_Feature_Level 11_1 God of War

The first step is to download “DXVK” on GitHub.

DXVK gives a Vulkan-based translation layer for D3D9, D3D10, and D3D11.

It provides support for D3D11, feature level 11_1, D3D10, and feature level 10_1.

To begin with, go to the DXVK download page: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases.

Once you’re on the download page, click on “dxvk-1.9.4.tar.gz” to download it.

Lastly, click on the arrow icon followed by “Show in folder”.

2. Extract the files

God of War D3D Error

After you’ve clicked on “Show in folder”, you’ll see the “dxvk-1.9.4.tar” file.

Now, you need to extract the files.

To do so, right-click the “dxvk-1.9.4.tar” file.

Click on “Extract files” or “Extract Here” to extract the files.

3. Open the extracted file

Directx Feature Level 11_1 God of War

After you’ve extracted the files, you’ll see the “dxvk-1.9.3” file.

The file might be in a newer version (e.g. 1.9.4).

Now, you need to open the extracted file.

To do so, double-click the file twice.

4. Click on your system type

God of War x64

After you’ve opened the extracted file, you’ll see 3 files.

This includes “x32”, “x64”, and “setup_dxvk.sh”.

Now, you need to open the file that has your system type.

To check your system type, you need to search for “System Information” using Windows Search.

After you’ve searched for “System Information”, click on the “System Information” app to open it.

In the app, you should be able to see your system type next to “System Type”.

If your system type is “x64-based PC”, open the “x64” file.

On the other hand, if your system type is “x32-based PC”, open the “x32” file.

5. Copy all of the application extensions

God of War dll application extensions

After you’ve opened the file containing your system type, you’ll see multiple application extensions.

This includes “d3d9″, d3d10”, “d3d11”, and more.

Now, you need to copy all of the application extensions.

To do so, select all of the application extensions, right-click, and click on “Copy”.

Alternatively, you can press “CTRL + A” followed by “CTRL + C”.

6. Open the God of War file location

Open God of War file location

After you’ve copied all of the application extensions, you need to open the God of War file location.

To do so, navigate to the “God of War” application and right-click it.

After you’ve right-clicked the application, you’ll see multiple options.

Click on “Open file location” to open the God of War file location.

If you’re using Windows 11, click on “Show more options” followed by “Open file location”.

7. Paste the copied application extensions

You Need At Least D3D Feature Level 11_1 Version Not Supported

After you’ve clicked on “Open file location”, you’ll land in the God of War file.

In the file, you’ll see multiple files and applications.

This includes “.crashdata”, “exec”, “bink2w64.dll”, and more.

Now, you need to paste the application extensions that you’ve copied into the file.

To do so, right-click the file and click on “Paste”.

Alternatively, you can press “CTRL + V” to paste the copied extensions into the file.

One of the extensions is the “d3d11” extension.

Lastly, try running God of War to see if the “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” error is fixed.

This time, you shouldn’t get the “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” error!

Conclusion

The “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” is a common error in God of War.

It happens if you’re using an old graphics card.

To run God of War, you need to have “DirectX feature level 11_1”.

Otherwise, the game will either crash or you won’t be able to start it.

Fortunately, adding “DirectX feature level 11_1” to God of War is simple—you need to manually install the feature and add it to the God of War file using the guide above.

If there are issues with the newest version of DXVK, you can try installing the older versions of it.

A user on Reddit reported that the newest version of DXVK caused God of War to lag and that 1.9 works better.

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