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I've dug out the LDD application I found on an older hard drive.
It seems however, that it has problems rendering the bricks and models:

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I am running LDD 4.3.8 on Windows7 Ultimate (64Bit) with Administrative Priviledges. I have DirectX 11 installed and I am using the newest NVidia drivers. I am also pretty sure, that LDD has run previously on this machine (though I am not quite sure, which version it was at that point of time....)

Does someone know, how to fix this problem?


Edit: I think the problem lies in my 'db.lif' file. It would be nice, if someone has a working database file for me to download...

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    why not download a new complete installer from ldd.lego.com ?? – chicks Nov 26 '15 at 15:27
  • Almost certainly the application needs some share resource that is no longer present. This is something the installer probably does. – user3971 Nov 26 '15 at 15:29
  • If you try and place one of the bricks from the sidebar into the scene is rendered at all? – Ambo100 Nov 26 '15 at 18:36
  • @ chicks: I have redownloaded a new installer from ldd.lego.com - but it did not change anything :/ @Ambo100: No - the scene will not be rendered at all – unknown6656 Nov 26 '15 at 21:37
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I recommend you uninstall the current LDD software completely. You can download a 30 day trial of Revo Uninstaller to remove LDD using the 'Forced Uninstall' feature. It's good for removing partially installed software, but it isn't necessary, you can use the Uninstaller built into your operating system to do a standard uninstallation.

Download the most recent version of LDD from the LEGO website.

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I have found the problem: My "AppData/Roaming/LEGO Company"-folder somehow seemed to be a symbolic link to a non-existent folder. It did not help reinstalling the application, but I fixed the link issue -- which in the end fixed the whole not-rendering-problem.

However, thank you very much for your answers

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