Downloading MMD 9.26 is Quick and Easy! Download MikuMikuDance 9.26

How do I download MikuMikuDance 9.26? Where can I download MikuMikuDance 9.26? Can I still download MMD 7.39? I want the latest DirectX version of Miku Miku Dance.Visit LearnMMD's Video Channel on YouTube: Videos by Reggie Dentmore. Get the latest version of MMD, MikuMikuDance.

Download MikuMikuDance 9.26 it’s Quick and Easy!

I first downloaded MMD 7.39 in August 2011. I used this link ( ) to download my copy, but as of 9/28/11 it does not seem to work. So I have added my own downloaded Zip file to my site for you to download:

GET THE NEW DirectX Version MMD 9.26!

Download MikuMikuDance 9.22 from the LearnMMD Downloads page MMD 9.26

MMD 9.26


Designed for newer computers, MMD 9.26 is the latest version of MikuMikuDance:

… and the 64-bit MMD is available, as well:

It is a 6.4mb download ZIP file.   I SAVEd it to my Desktop. When you have it, open that zip folder and click the command “Extract All”. I just agreed to the defaults and found a new folder on my desktop containing MikuMikuDance … ready to run. I dropped the ZIP folder into the MMD folder just to keep it. There is no “installing” MMD. It sits in its folder on your desktop, ready to use. If you decide you don’t want to keep it, just drag the folder into the Recycle Bin … there is no “uninstall”.

MMD Tutorials on

Hurry back to for MMD Tutorials! We have hundreds of MikuMikuDance tutorials written by our team of MMD enthusiasts! See the list on the Homepage of


Upgrade MMD 7.39 to MMD 9.26

Already running MMD 7.39 and want to Upgrade to MMD 9.26? Read Reggie’s article as he explains …
How to Upgrade MMD 7.39 to MMD 9.26.


——- Getting Error Statements? You are not alone!

The “Configuration Error” is mots popular – Try installing Microsoft C++ 2008 … See Below!!

When I started MMD 7.99 on my XP computer …
I get an error message saying that the program is not configured properly for my system:
“failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.”

I tried it on my Windows VISTA laptop …
and got an error message saying
“… failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect”:

I downloaded the new DirectX versioin of MMD 7.96 and it would not run on my XP or my Windows Vista computers!

I did a Google search for “side-by-side configuration is incorrect” … and

The Solution I used on MMD 9.26 May Work for You … Install C++ 2008!

I needed to download and install Microsoft C++ 2008 to get the files my system was lacking .

If you are running a …

32-bit system, (almost everyone runs 32-bit) get your download here:

64-bit system, (you KNOW if you are running a 64-bit machine) get your download here:

I downloaded the 32-bit install … installed it using the defaults … did a computer Restart … double clicked MMD 7.94 … and the program opened! I now have MikuMikuDance 7.94 on both my XP and Vista systems.

The “Missing DLL Error” has Two Versions!

Sometimes a user needs to update his/her DirectX files.


Click the Gold Button, way up above, to get your … a 6.5mb download.

I expect the new version, Miku Miku Dance 9.26, will run well and be able to use the mountains of accessories, models, and effects created for MMD 7.39. I am looking forward to learning about “what’s new” in MMD 9.26.

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146 Responses, Leave a Reply
  1. rimmy
    10 December 2011, 11:14 pm

    Eeeeep, is it just me, becuz every time I go to open MMD, it won’t open saying a something is missing. I’ve reinstalled several tiems nowss…
    Holy jebus, whry??

  2. Reggie_Dentmore
    12 March 2012, 1:41 am

    You may have the missing DLL file error. If so, you need to upgrade to DirectX 9. See the article about fixing this problem:

  3. Daniella
    16 September 2012, 10:04 am

    I have a problem with the program, it says that i need d3dx9_32.dll. Could this file mess up my computer if I download it?

  4. Reggie_Dentmore
    16 September 2012, 1:15 pm

    Fix the d3dx9_32.dll problem
    I just wrote this yesterday for another reader who had the same problem. I made a zip available that includes instructions.
    – Reggie D

  5. Taylor
    23 March 2013, 7:46 pm

    Download DirectX: problem solved.

  6. ali- chic
    27 March 2013, 2:41 pm

    I cant download MMD and I also cant download directx I don’t know why and I really want to use MMD badly…HELP PLEASE!!!

  7. Reggie_Dentmore
    28 March 2013, 6:56 am

    You might try a different browser … FireFox sometimes tries to open the target ZIP like “a page” and won’t do it. That problem is just a setting to be changed within FireFox. I don’t remember how to do it.

  8. Olivia
    12 May 2013, 11:17 am

    Help….Um, I tried opening MMD and it wouldn’t open but at the bottom of my screen there is a icon of miku and it says its there but i cant open it and plus the screen is white ad grey when i scroll over to the icon but ive been using MMD for 3 years now….k,nkhih

  9. Reggie_Dentmore
    13 May 2013, 5:48 pm

    So … it WAS working and now it’s not? You might Rename your old MMD Folder so that you can download and unzip a fresh copy of the software and see if that works for you. Then replace that NEW Users Folder with your old Users Folder so that you still have all your stuff.
    — Reggie D

  10. Bre
    14 May 2013, 5:42 pm

    Hello um, I have had problems with the file, like it not being able to open saying “MikuMikuDance795 ZIP file not found” when I saved it to my desktop. It also doesn’t show that it is a folder. Do I need to download something? I used Google Crome and Internet Explorer to save the file and it still wont work.

  11. Reggie dentmore
    14 May 2013, 6:03 pm

    Do you see the ZIP file on your desktop? Move it from “Downloads” to the Desktop. The folder is called … Unzip the folder by double clicking on it and choosing Extract All. Follow the defaults to see the MMD folder on your desktop. There is no install process. Just open that folder and double click the little Miku icon. That should do it … Yes??

  12. Alice
    15 May 2013, 6:45 am

    hellu!^^, oki so i have been using MMD for a long time. But it does not work now. Well everytime i click it says, “create device failed” -__-. No matter how many times i click it still dont work! please help!. I have directx 11 btw! ^^ (sorry bad english!)

  13. Reggie_Dentmore
    15 May 2013, 6:14 pm

    THAT is a common video gamers problem … Google that phrase and see the many entries. It might still be a DirectX-9 problem. You might try downloading the DirectX9C update from LearnMMD’s Downloads page – other than following the search results on Google, I don’t have an answer. WHEN you solve it … please let us know!

  14. Brooke
    26 May 2013, 12:00 pm

    Whenever I download MMD, it opens it with photo gallery. I don’t know how to fix it. Can someone help?

  15. Reggie dentmore
    26 May 2013, 12:06 pm

    Opens with Photo Gallery ?? MikuMikuDance.exe is a program … it should not “open” as anything else. Did you double click on the MikuMikuDance.exe icon? … and it opens as something else?

  16. Reggie dentmore
    26 May 2013, 12:14 pm

    Try RIGHT CLICK on that ZIP file and choose Extract All … follow the defaults and you should get an MMD folder on your desktop … with the program inside.

  17. Alana
    30 May 2013, 3:37 pm

    I have downloaded both the DirectX-9 and the MikuMikuDance. Once I tried to open MikuMikuDance.exe after I extracted the files, a message opened up and said “CreateDevice Failed!”

  18. Reggie_Dentmore
    30 May 2013, 11:28 pm

    I don’t know the answer to that one. That is typically a Gamers problem. Google “Create Device Failed” and you will see many entries. Often it’s a Graphics Board/Video Board problem or a graphics board driver issue. Take a look at some of search those results to see if you can find something to help … and, please, let us all know about it, when you do find the answer! — Thanks! — Reggie

  19. Tyler
    02 June 2013, 4:08 pm

    Hello, I was working on editing models and when I was finished I went on my MMD and its moving slow when I press play for testing it. What should I do?

  20. Stella the Alchemist
    02 June 2013, 7:30 pm

    Ah, a classic problem. That, my friend, is lag. It’s usually caused by extra physics. Most of them come from parts that haven’t been cleaned properly. I did a tutorial on this a while back, you can find it here:
    Hope that helps! :3

  21. Jade
    04 June 2013, 3:52 pm

    Can you please post a download link for Mac?

  22. Reggie dentmore
    04 June 2013, 6:30 pm

    I don’t believe MMD runs on a Mac. To run MMD 7.39, you need a DirectX environment on a PC. Am I wrong?

  23. Brooke
    07 June 2013, 2:32 pm

    I downloaded MMd, and it said I was missing a file. I checked and it said I was missing the DLL file… I downloaded DirectX_9 and it still says I’m missing the file. What do I do?

  24. Reggie
    07 June 2013, 4:11 pm

    What file are you missing … what was the wording of the error message?

  25. Reggie dentmore
    08 June 2013, 10:18 am

    I have that missing DLL file and instructions for where to put it so that MMD (and other games) can find it. EMAIL me and I will send the info to you.

  26. LoLnOtNoRmAl
    08 June 2013, 9:31 pm

    Okay, I did what you said but when I right click on the file it doesn’t have the option Extract all……. I tried running it through The Extractor and it didn’t extract…. what to do?

  27. Koneko
    09 June 2013, 6:59 am

    If it’s a .dll I don’t think that’s possible… But if it’s a .zip or .rar try using winzip or winrar, or what I use, 7zip.

  28. Reggie dentmore
    09 June 2013, 10:11 am

    Yeaa … do not right click on the ZIP folder … Just double click it and Winzip, or something on your machine, will open the folder and there will be a place to click to Extract All.

  29. LoLnOtNoRmAl
    09 June 2013, 11:04 am

    Okay, I fixed the other problem ,but where do I download the latest version of that thing (I think DirectX or something like that) that fixes the d3dx9_32.dll is not found problem? Sorry for all the questions!

  30. Reggie dentmore
    09 June 2013, 12:36 pm

    Fix the d3dx9_32.dll problem
    I just wrote this yesterday for another reader who had the same problem. I made a zip available that includes instructions.
    — Reggie D

  31. Menma0025
    12 June 2013, 2:15 am

    Please help me, Its shows that ” CreateDevice Failed! ”
    Please help me, please please please

  32. Reggie_Dentmore
    12 June 2013, 6:15 am

    Fix the d3dx9_32.dll problem …
    I just wrote this yesterday for another reader who had the same problem. I made a zip available that includes instructions.
    – Reggie D

  33. Reggie_Dentmore
    12 June 2013, 6:41 am

    Create Device Failed is a common Gamers problem. A Google search shows it might be a graphics card problem … maybe need to update the graphics card driver. (Some report that after multiple restarts, the problem fixed itself … maybe the driver got scanned and fixed during one of those restarts?)

  34. LoLnOtNoRmAl
    15 June 2013, 6:32 pm

    Okay, when the model is dancing(only for a few models) it’s lagging. What to do?

  35. Reggie dentmore
    15 June 2013, 6:43 pm

    “Lag” is normal on some systems. It means you are asking more from your computer than it can give! One thing to try is … under VIEW … at the bottom of the list is Limit to 30 frames per second VS Limit to 60 frames per second. Choose 30 frames per second … that’s a reasonable maximum and is the YouTube standard. You may find that your computer CAN render at 30-frames per second. When you Render to AVI … your video will come out fine … any lag will not be apparent in your finished video.

  36. kimi
    16 June 2013, 10:25 am

    umm…i downloaded mmd 7.94 but when i added the mme files, the mmeffect button does not show up at all in this version of mmd for me….

  37. Reggie_Dentmore
    16 June 2013, 11:05 am

    It DOES work for me … I wonder why not for you. Did you have an earlier version of MMD … and MME was working?

  38. kimi
    16 June 2013, 1:12 pm

    yes i did have an earlier version of mmd that had working mme

  39. Reggie dentmore
    16 June 2013, 1:19 pm

    Interesting. How did you do your upgrade to 7.94? I kept my old MMD folder … just removing the old MMD 7.39.exe and dropping in the new 7.94.exe

    I then opened the DATA folder inside the new 7.94 folder and did a Select All and Copy. Then I went to my old MMD folder, opened the Data folder and did a Paste … and I said YES to replace existing files. I did the same with the accessories folder to replace the older versions of the standard accessories with the new ones.
    My new 7.94 seems to work just fine. I opened old dances that use MME effects and multiple stages … and they play well and look sharp within MMD 7.94 … and they Render to AVI video just fine, too. No problems.

    So … … I wonder what’s up with yours??

  40. kimi
    16 June 2013, 1:39 pm

    well…i just unzipped the new mmd and moved my folders from my old mmd version that i had to the new one, then i just deleted my old mmd…ill re download it and try what you did hopefully it will work

  41. Reggie dentmore
    16 June 2013, 1:40 pm

    Best of luck!

  42. kimi
    16 June 2013, 1:43 pm

    i just did it and it worked…you my friend are AMAZING!!! i thought i was going to go crazy trying to do this! you are awesome!

  43. Reggie dentmore
    16 June 2013, 1:45 pm

    Fantastic! … I will write a new article to tell MMDers of our success with your issue. — Take care, Reggie D

  44. Reggie dentmore
    16 June 2013, 3:04 pm

    The new article is up! … Instructions for doing the update MMD 7.39 to MMD 7.94. See it on the homepage this week … and here:
    — Reggie

  45. Asha
    20 June 2013, 4:05 am

    I installed the program and everything was fine until I tried to launch it. An error message popped up and said:

    “This application failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.Reinstalling this application may fix this problem.”

    I tried to download it again 2 more times but the same thing happened over and over. Does anyone know why it’s doing this?

  46. Reggie_Dentmore
    20 June 2013, 2:10 pm

    I have a solution for the Configuration error … see my article:
    — Reggie

  47. crystal
    29 June 2013, 7:28 am

    i downloaded mmd version 7.97 and when rendering i get a MMDxShow.dll error….

  48. Reggie_Dentmore
    29 June 2013, 8:09 am

    OMG You are Correct … MMD 7.97 … Point Nine SEVEN!

  49. Reggie_Dentmore
    30 June 2013, 1:03 pm

    June 30 … VPVP is offering MMD 7.98!! The fourth Update in less than 3 weeks!

  50. sonicmadgirl
    30 June 2013, 1:17 pm

    So, I have the newest version of mmd, I have installed and reinstalled it numerous times, but still, I end up with this error:

    This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.


    Can anyone help me out?

  51. Reggie_Dentmore
    30 June 2013, 1:24 pm

    After weeks of digging, I found a fix, a solution to the Configuration Error problem!

  52. crystal
    01 July 2013, 10:26 am

    its now version 7.99…

  53. kimi
    03 July 2013, 12:30 pm

    ok so when i download mmd on geocities under 1,3 I get the configuration error but when i downloaded under the 1.4 that gave me 799×64, it opens but when rendering i get this mmdxshow.dll error

  54. crystal
    07 July 2013, 2:42 pm

    version 8.03 now

  55. Samara
    10 July 2013, 3:48 pm

    hola tengo un problema es que cambie de lugar el MMD y ahora no se quiere abrir antes abria pero ahora no,
    (perdon por la falta de ortografia esque tengo 6 años) :(
    Sayonara! ‘u’/

  56. Reggie_Dentmore
    10 July 2013, 7:09 pm

    Try downloading old MMD 7.39 from our downloads page:
    MMD 7.39 runs good …

  57. Reggie_Dentmore
    15 July 2013, 11:56 pm

    ¿Quiere decir que usted tenía MMD 7.39 y estaba bien? Y ahora se ha actualizado a MMD 8.03 y no se ha solucionado? ¿La nueva versión del trabajo cuando se descarga, pero deja de trabajar cuando se agrega a la carpeta de MMD de edad?
    – Reggie

  58. Rina_Oliva
    21 July 2013, 2:00 am

    Every time i try and download this version from this site, it tell s there has been a server error… please?

  59. Reggie dentmore
    21 July 2013, 7:40 am

    Rina … I just tried to download MMD 8.03 from the LearnMMD Downloads page, and it worked fine for me … no error. Maybe our servers were too busy when you tried. You can wait, a bit, and try again or, maybe, go and get your download from the VPVP site … get the one in Section 1.3 there … the file will include the name:

  60. Reggie_Dentmore
    21 July 2013, 12:14 pm

    I see that the READ ME .txt file inside MMD 8.03’s folder asks that Windows 2000 users open the DATA folder and run the .BAT file. THAT file adds the show.dll to your system. I’d say give that a try. – Reggie

  61. Katrina
    24 July 2013, 5:24 pm

    Every time I try to open MMD, a window pops up saying that I need to buy RAR or WRAR (or something like that) I can’t seem to open my MMD. I also accidentally deleted MMD from my system! I don’t want to buy anything…Please help me!!!

  62. Reggie_Dentmore
    24 July 2013, 7:07 pm

    When you download MMD, it is a ZIP file you are getting. You will need something to Unzip it. 7-Zip is a free one … I use it all the time … is a link to the FREE download. Install it. Open 7-zip, navigate to your MMD zip folder, Click the EXTRACT button on the 7-zip tool bar. Say OK or Yes to the default prompts … you will have a new folder on your Desktop, MMD … Ready to go! You can keep the MMD ZIP folder … or toss it out.

  63. Rina_Oliva
    04 August 2013, 8:58 pm

    I finally got it! but the Direct Sound thing doesn’t work so i cannot upload a .wav file or anything of the sort. Help please?

  64. bilbo :3
    05 August 2013, 5:26 am

    it dosent download it at all for me it downloads completly diffrent junk for me

  65. Reggie dentmore
    05 August 2013, 6:22 am

    Click the blue button Download MMD 8.03 … don’t click on the Google ad thing … unless you want what it’s selling..

  66. Jasmine I
    05 August 2013, 3:31 pm

    I’ve downloaded MMD 8.03 and I’ve updated the Direct X and everything else. The programs appear but it goes SUPER SLOW and it keeps being non-responsive. I use my older versions of MMD, and they work just fine (as for speed). I upgraded to MMD 8.03 because my model’s clothes sometimes won’t appear or the model itself won’t appear, but nothing works! What do I do?

  67. Reggie dentmore
    05 August 2013, 5:44 pm

    Is it super-slow if you use the standard Miku and no stage? … Is it your stuff making it run slow or is there a problem even with the simple models? Having your model’s clothes not appear when using the older versions of MMD sounds like a hint to your whole problem … something else must be going on.

  68. Anonymous
    07 August 2013, 2:53 pm

    Well, I’m currently helping my friend install MMD on a Win8 computer. We have installed the missing .dll file, but her PC utilized Directx11… After what I know, MMD runs on Directx8… Do you know a proper solution to this? we have tried several versions of MMD.

  69. Reggie dentmore
    07 August 2013, 5:44 pm

    Did you try our DirectX9 Update download … from our Downloads page. MMD 7.39 was (is) DirectX 9. We still offer MMD 7.39 from the Downloads page

  70. yuuminami
    26 August 2013, 3:45 am

    i have both but still doenst work…

  71. Reggie_Dentmore
    26 August 2013, 6:17 pm

    Have both of what? How can I help you? — Reggie

  72. Jake Bessell
    28 August 2013, 12:33 pm

    Hello. I’ve Downloaded MMD 8.03 I Opened It It Said I Didun Have The Dll File I’ve Downloaded The Dll I Put The Dll In C:/ Windows/ System32 I’ve Opened MMD But It Said Didun Have The Dll. Help Me!

  73. Reggie_Dentmore
    30 August 2013, 6:48 am

    I dunno … If you ran our DirectX 9 update from our downloads page … and you added the d3dx9_32-dll … I have no more tricks! At this point, I’d recommend running good old MMD 7.39, available from our Downloads page. Please let us know if you find a solution to your 8.03 missing DLL error.

  74. Reggie_Dentmore
    30 August 2013, 6:50 am

    Which DLL is missing … ?

  75. Becca
    07 September 2013, 2:42 pm

    It won’t let me download mmd on a mac do you know where I can find the mac download?

  76. Reggie_Dentmore
    07 September 2013, 10:56 pm

    MikuMikuDance is a DirectX-software for the PC … I do not believe there IS a Mac version.

  77. Becky
    15 September 2013, 4:48 am

    My MMD’s in trouble when I go to render to picture file.When I try to do that, all that appears is a totally black image.What do I do?
    (sorry for my bad english)

  78. NicoleNakanoMMD
    16 September 2013, 9:50 pm

    Maybe It Missing Some Plugins To Render The Picture

  79. Bridget
    19 September 2013, 9:23 am

    I’ve been using MMD for years so I know all the ropes, but is there a way to download MMD and not have to update my DirectX files? I’m trying to do a project with it on my school computers and it won’t allow me to update them without the administrator’s password… And of course our computers are all Windows XP Home Premium, ew.

  80. Reggie_Dentmore
    19 September 2013, 8:24 pm

    Hi Bridget … DirectX is what it’s all about! I, too, am running XP, Service Pack 3 … and I had to install that DirectX Update in order to open MMD 7.39. Now … MMD 7.39 was the first DirectX version … the older versions, still available on the VPVP site, I believe, do not require DirectX. Just for fun, you might try one of those.

  81. Cindy
    24 September 2013, 3:50 pm

    I have a problem with the program. I download the MMD 80.3 and when I tried open it’s said “side by side configuration is incorrect” I have Window 8, so can you please help me?

  82. Reggie_Dentmore
    24 September 2013, 8:25 pm

    Have you seen our downloads page? There are notes, there, about common Errors and, maybe, how to fix them. ALSO: The VPVP page has links to Microsoft C++ downloads for 64-bit users … THAT might help you. VPVP:
    — Reggie

  83. jada
    27 September 2013, 6:44 pm

    it wont download

  84. Reggie_Dentmore
    27 September 2013, 8:45 pm

    What won’t download? What Happens? If you are using FireFox, sometimes your settings try to open it instead of downloading. I love FireFox and I use it the most … but Try to download the folder using Windows Internet Explorer or Chrome … That might do it for you.

  85. A llama
    28 September 2013, 12:19 pm

    Hey, my MMD seems to slow down depending on what model I open. If I open Backdrops or a model that is good quality, MMD slows down completely, it takes 2-5 minutes to move the camera. PMD Editor/Creator works fine though and is completely fast. Is there anyway I can speed up MMD at all? Thanks!

  86. SSSilver
    28 September 2013, 2:37 pm

    OMG I have been trying to download MMD and PMD editor from this site and my computer is always stopping it with a notice saying that it is a virus, I am getting very angry, no matter were I go to download these programs I get that noticed, plz could I get some help, my school assignment is due in two weeks and I need the program :<

  87. Reggie_Dentmore
    28 September 2013, 3:24 pm

    I just emailed you my copy of MMD 8.03 … enjoy!
    — Reggie

  88. Reggie_Dentmore
    28 September 2013, 3:29 pm

    That is “lag” … Your computer isn’t up to the task of running MMD when you choose those models. You will need a computer with a faster CPU … or, maybe you just need more RAM. I have an old ACER laptop running Windows Vista and it lags horribly, even when doing something simple like playing the Sample.pmm.

  89. Kiriuyy-Chan
    06 October 2013, 6:36 am

    Okay I downloaded the New version of MMD i found on here, but whenever i try to open it would do the “the Side-by-side Configuration is incorrect” so i went to get that thing for the 32-bit system and installed that but it still won’t work, Can you Help me Please

  90. Reggie_Dentmore
    07 October 2013, 6:55 am

    You downloaded and installed the C++ redistributables? I am running XP SP3. My machine has C++ 2005 and 2008 installed. Like you, I followed links and installed C++ 2005. 2008, 2010 and C++ 2012, thinking that I would need the latest version. MMD didn’t work. I used the Control Panel_Add/Remove Programs to delete C++ 2010 and delete C++ 2012 … and MMD started working for me.

  91. Isabela
    07 October 2013, 11:31 am

    Heyy, I got a problem with my MMD Ç~Ç
    Before, he was rendering avi files perfectly, but then these days it suddenly crashes while I’n rendering T~T HALP!

  92. Reggie_Dentmore
    07 October 2013, 6:37 pm

    LearnMMD does have an article about updating your Codec files … it may help!
    It says MMD 7.96 … but is applicable to 8.03, as well.

  93. Phoenix
    22 October 2013, 9:37 am

    i try to download MMD ( i had it but deleteed it ) and no files go to the computer. it has the file with the name but simply states ” application not found “

  94. Reggie_Dentmore
    22 October 2013, 6:44 pm

    When you download MMD, it arrives in your Downloads folder. Drag-and-drop that zip folder to your desktop. Double-click the zip folder and choose the option “Extract All” and just OK the defaults. That gives you a new MMD folder on your desktop. Open that folder and double-click the MMD.exe file … That IS the program. There is no install. MMD just stays in its folder on your desktop.

  95. tsundere_lover
    17 November 2013, 10:47 am

    does this program compatible in widows 8?

  96. Cupcakemichi
    07 December 2013, 10:55 pm

    when i open mikumikudancev_803 but it says createdevice failed

  97. Reggie_Dentmore
    11 December 2013, 9:58 pm

    This CreateDevice Failed seems to happen often! … It’s often associated with Video gamers … See the other answers to this question in the other comments on this page.

  98. VocalIdiot
    23 December 2013, 9:37 am

    Hi, I’m not having this problem but my friend is,ok. I’m not sure if it’s recording or not because when she clicks the ok button a message box pops up saying that there’s not a MMDxShow-> dill in Data folder and that she has to download the newest ver. of MMD but she’s using 8.03 ver. IS she missing something?

  99. Reggie_Dentmore
    23 December 2013, 11:12 pm

    MY MMD 8.03 has a MMDxShow.dll file inside the DATA folder in the MMD folder. Open you data folder and see if you have that MMDxShow.dll file.

    I have made a copy of my MMDxShow.dll file and I put it into a ZIP folder. You may download it at

    PLEASE let us know if that works for you … just unzip the file and drop that new DLL file into your DATA folder.

  100. Jasmine
    01 January 2014, 12:33 pm

    whenever i try to load it, it says create device failed help TT^TT

  101. Reggie_Dentmore
    01 January 2014, 7:00 pm

    Do a Google Search for Create Device Failed … it is typically a “gamers” problem … but MMD is a modern DirectX game … without the “game”! Do that search and see if you find an answer that works for you. Send me an email if you can’t “get it”.

  102. MikuKuran
    13 January 2014, 10:26 am

    It keeps saying CreateDevice Failed!
    What do I do? and what is CreateDevice? I downloaded MMD once and it worked fine, then I had to re download it and now it doesn’t work no matter how I download it DX
    Someone help

  103. Lily
    19 January 2014, 10:44 am

    Um, im having troubles doing the animation (making them move) I Can rotate them but like, I cant do the speed D:

  104. Reggie_Dentmore
    19 January 2014, 7:49 pm

    It ain’t easy … Practice, practice, practice! “:o).

  105. Gohario
    24 February 2014, 7:26 pm

    Lily I have trouble with time too.
    But think of it this way.
    A normal video is 30fps
    So after 30 frames, you get one second. You’re gonna have to use some judgment on how much you’re gonna move your model in a certain amount of frames. Hope this helps :D

  106. Voca
    17 March 2014, 1:07 pm

    Whenever I try downloading it, my computer says it contains a virus that needed to be blocked. T_T

  107. Reggie_Dentmore
    17 March 2014, 9:04 pm

    Try getting it directly from the VPVP page:

  108. Winter
    25 March 2014, 6:23 pm

    I downloaded a program that was supposed to work for mac, but whenever I double click on in to open the program, it says that the program can’t be extracted? I need help!

  109. KillerBeer
    26 March 2014, 4:23 am

    There’s no MMD-related program that is supposed to work for mac. You’ve been misled.

  110. af idah
    03 April 2014, 10:41 am

    hey, i download microsoft c++ 2008. but, miku miku dance I still would not open. I have to do? What software is needed to open the MMD?

  111. Reggie_Dentmore
    04 April 2014, 7:23 am

    What error message do you get?

  112. Michaela
    19 April 2014, 10:10 am

    I need help updating MMD to 9.10, and I think I’m still on 5-point-something… What exactly do I need to do to bring it up to date?

  113. Michaela
    19 April 2014, 10:43 am

    Hi again, just a thought, wouldn’t it be easier if I just downloaded MMD9.10 and saved it elsewhere? I don’t have any addons, and it’s not impossible to find my models/animations… Or is there a conflict somewhere that stops this from working?

  114. KillerBeer
    19 April 2014, 11:54 am

    As far as I know, there’s no conflicts between installations. Basically, you can just archive your whole MMD folder, then unpack the new version over it. *Then* if you notice some problem, you can come back screaming and we’ll know what the problem is :P. This is the way House uses, so it must work! :D

    Seriously, as long as you keep your backups, nothing wrong can happen.

  115. Reggie_Dentmore
    19 April 2014, 5:00 pm

    I just open the new folder and see what, if any, new files are in there … and drag-and-drop those new ones into the appropriate folder in my existing MMD folder … and say YES to replace an existing old file.

  116. karinakamichi
    21 April 2014, 11:52 am

    I’m having a problem. When I try to open MMD 9.10 It comes up with an configuration error message.

    “The application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”

    But I’ve re-downloaded this I don’t know how many times, and it hasn’t helped. I have Windows XP, so what should I do?

  117. BlazingRose
    26 May 2014, 3:31 am

    I Downloaded MMD Version 9.10×64, I Added The MME There, and When i Opened MMD Up, It isn’t there! Help?

  118. Reggie_Dentmore
    26 May 2014, 6:16 am

    One: you have to have *exactly* the 9.0c version of DirectX. Versions 10, 11, etc, while being able to co-exist on the same computer, do not pay the bill for MMD/MME. Confusingly, 9.0c itself had been updated continuously under the same name, so even if you have it downloaded from somewhere, it may not be enough. Getting it from Microsoft site should do the trick, though.

    Two: how big in bytes is your MMEffect.dll and where did you get your MME? Try this page: . Scroll it down until you see a link with “MikuMikuEffect x64″ in it.

  119. TheBeatlesRule
    13 June 2014, 7:16 am

    Whenever I load my model into MMD, the program stops working. Am I doing something wrong?

  120. TheBeatlesRule
    13 June 2014, 1:19 pm

    Whenever I load my model into MMD, the program stops working. Am I doing something wrong? It doesn’t even have that many psychics or bones. My model is a .pmd file. Am I supposed to convert it into another file or something? Help, please.

  121. Reggie_Dentmore
    15 June 2014, 9:01 am

    What happens when you load one of the basic models that came with the original download of MMD?

  122. Reggie_Dentmore
    15 June 2014, 9:03 am

    What happens when you load one of the standard models?

  123. Kali
    23 June 2014, 3:20 pm

    I’m new to MMD. As so, I can’t find any videos, tutorial pages, etc. to help me figure out how exactly to use MMD to it’s full advantages. I can’t even figure out how to move an item such as hair! All the “helpful” tutorials are for an earlier version, I have the 910 version. Any ideas as to where I could a website to help?

  124. Reggie_Dentmore
    24 June 2014, 3:29 pm

    You are HERE … is all about helping new MMD users to get started. Many of our articles were written for older versions … but they still apply to the latest versions of MMD. Check this link for getting Started with MikuMikuDance:

  125. CrownTheQueen
    14 July 2014, 12:09 am

    Hi, I know this is to learn MMD, but the problem is I can’t find any downloads for the MMD program itself on mac. I know there out there but I’ve only found broken or dead websites. Do you know of any or should I just get a software that allows me to use Windows on a mac?

  126. Missy2835
    15 July 2014, 4:46 pm

    My laptop got a couple of Blue Screens, not MMD doesn’t work. Please help!

  127. Shanks Pein
    21 July 2014, 7:56 am

    Win 7 64 bit ****The “Configuration Error” is mots popular – I have NO Solution!***

    error solution

  128. Quwanda
    23 July 2014, 3:20 am

    I’m getting a MikuMikuDance.exe has stopped working sign, EVERYtime i go and touch the icon to open the program.

    That isn’t the only problem, before this started to happen, I couldn’t open my saved projects without some models, effects, and stages being Missing?

  129. Kazuki
    12 August 2014, 10:57 am

    When I download it and extract like I’m supposed to, and I open MMD, it says “This application has failed to start because it’s side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use command-line sxs.trace.exe tool for more detail.” I don’t know what that means, I’ve tried to download multiple different things that other’s said might help with it, I delete and re-installed MMD at least 5 different times, and it won’t work still. What do I do?

  130. Mahiru
    12 August 2014, 7:02 pm

    Every time i try i save i get a beep sound that sounds like a error. Then when i try to re load the file it only loads like two of my models idk what to do because im trying to start a video and its frustrating when all my work dissapears ><

  131. Reggie_Dentmore
    14 August 2014, 10:45 am

    Get Microsoft C++ 2008 and 2010 … see the VPVP page for links … under section 1.4 of that page.

  132. Sam
    12 October 2014, 11:11 am

    I have the latest(as of October 12th) MMD(ver.9.24), and my computer cannot open the program due to the “side by side configuration is not correct” and is telling me to use “systrace.exe”. Am I missing a file or is this just a DLL error? I have the old 7.39 MMD if that helps my case.

  133. Reggie Dentmore
    12 October 2014, 1:30 pm

    Sam … I sent you an email … take a look. That Side-by-Side Configuration error is a common error … See the C++ 2008 mentioned in the middle of this article, above.

  134. ND
    24 October 2014, 1:52 pm

    whenever I try and save my MMD as a .avi file, I try and change the video compressor from the default “AVI Raw” to “Xvid MPEG-4 Codec” because I heard is highly recommended. This crashes the application and says that MMD needs to close. I thought that it was because of that certain compressor but it crashes every time I try and change compressor. Also, once I did save the file with AVI Raw, but nothing was on it.

  135. CeCe
    30 October 2014, 12:34 pm

    I have an Acer laptop and I just successfully downloaded Directx 11. But when I tried to download the 9.24 version of MMD, it keeps saying that “the program can’t start because d3dx9_32.dll is missing from your computer”. Help!!

  136. CrystalMoonlight94
    04 November 2014, 9:50 pm

    Quick question; does this work on Windows 8? I’m asking this because Windows 8 is the only PC I have, and one of my friends said MMD doesn’t work on 8, and I wanted to make sure. Thanks!

  137. QueenElsa
    27 November 2014, 2:27 pm

    PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE HELP!!! I’M GETTING AN ERROR MESSAGE WHICH SAYS “Create Device Failed” and i’m afraid to download something and crash my computer (say if what i have to DL has a virus or not)

  138. Reggie_Dentmore
    29 November 2014, 8:37 pm

    Google search for CREATE DEVICE FAILED and see the many reasons it can fail. Seems to be a typical Gamers problem and most often seems to be an issue involving a weak graphics card; you need a graphics card with at least a 1mb cache.

  139. Lighttheshinigami
    15 December 2014, 7:22 pm

    So i downloaded mmd 9.24 and it worked fine 2 weeks then after that, when i click on it like it wont load up no matter how many times i load it. Plz help?

  140. ericgrace
    20 March 2015, 9:54 pm

    ok im using Windows 7 and im trying to render in AVI and it records and then i go to watch it then i dont see my File then i find out i dont have the right Codec so what codec can i use for Win7 Home Premium? i have a 64bit OS

  141. Reggie_Dentmore
    21 March 2015, 5:58 am

    Try Microsoft Video 1 … or Cinepak Codec by Radius … ?

  142. yuki_hatsune
    21 March 2015, 3:52 pm

    It won’t let me download on my chromebook

  143. amilhus
    30 March 2015, 4:44 am

    I downloaded the latest version and was able to create and animation but it won’t save. Please help

  144. Reggie_Dentmore
    30 March 2015, 10:25 am

    “Won’t save” … how far do you get? … You make an animation, go to the FILE tab and click SAVE … what happens?… do you get the pop-up window asking you to name the file?

  145. Michelle
    11 April 2015, 2:33 pm

    whenever i try to run it, it just gives me an error message saying it failed to start because “its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.” it may be because i’m trying to run the latest version on a 16 year old computer with 32-bit windows 7 professional something something on it (i’m borrowing it from an old friend because my computer stopped working). but i really want to fix this problem so i can still do my MMD stuff while i wait for a good time to get my computer taken in to get fixed. what am i doing wrong??

  146. Reggie_Dentmore
    11 April 2015, 3:13 pm

    Did you try adding the Microsoft C++ 2008 redistributable mentioned on our Downloads page and in our “fix it” articles … many users have had success bu only doing that … another reader recently pointed out that adding Microsoft Windows Essentials 2012 “fixed” his problem and it ran fine.

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