ddraw.dll information

What is a DLL?

DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library and they are files that contain computer code and resources that can be used by several programs at the same time. DLL files give program developers the ability to reuse code to add features to multiple programs without the need to write all new code for each one.

There are many programs that rely on DLL files to function properly so when one is missing or damaged it will cause program crashes and poor system performance.

What is ddraw.dll?

Ddraw.dll is one of the many files in the DirectX software collection and since DirectX is used by most Windows based games and advanced graphics programs like video editors these programs are where you will most frequently see ddraw.dll errors.

Ddraw.dll supports system memory resources so it must be combined with other display device files to be able to enhance hardware acceleration and read video memory surfaces and it works with a wide variety of display hardware.

Microsoft’s DirectX is a collection of APIs (Application Programming Interface) that handle tasks related to multimedia such as game programming and video on Microsoft operating systems. The different graphics APIs have their own names like Direct3D, DirectDraw, DirectMusic, DirectPlay, and DirectSound but the name DirectX was created to reference all of these APIs.

Recommended fix if you are experiencing ddraw.dll error messages:

When a DLL file is damaged or missing it will cause error messages, program crashes, and system instability. To fix these problems the user must replace the corrupted or missing file with a working version. You can uninstall and reinstall the program that the DLL comes with or find a replacement for the file online from a reputable source.

Ddraw.dll is created by:

Microsoft Corporation

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