DirectX 9.0 Released

This DirectX 9.0 End-User Runtime Page now offers downloads of version DirectX 9.0 (thanks Toten Maske and Neowin.net). Here's a bit: "DirectX 9.0 includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX 9.0 APIs." For the wary, here's a warning: "The DirectX 9.0 runtime cannot be uninstalled. We recommend Windows Millennium and XP users create a 'System Restore' point before installing."
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something nice bout dx9
Dec 26, 2002, 18:56
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something nice bout dx9 Dec 26, 2002, 18:56
Dec 26, 2002, 18:56
 
framerate boost in ut2k3, more consistent vsynch on fps in ut1,pixel shader fx look far better. Not a single crash since installed, but xp pro never crashed on my pc anyway:)

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dxdiag
Dec 21, 2002, 06:14
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dxdiag Dec 21, 2002, 06:14
Dec 21, 2002, 06:14
 
dxdiag reports that: "Several files (Microsoft.Directx.Direct3D.dll, Microsoft.Directx.Direct3dX.dll, Microsoft.Directx.DirectDraw.dll, etc) are beta file versions, which are unsupported and could cause problems

You should reinstall DirectX to get the latest versions"

This is after the second time I have used the web installer, anyone have a link to the full package?


edit: Betanews has the full download and its 32 and a half megabits

edit2: Nope even after that it still reports it as beta...anyone else have the same message?

This comment was edited on Dec 21, 08:16.
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Re: Uh - oh
Dec 21, 2002, 04:27
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Re: Uh - oh Dec 21, 2002, 04:27
Dec 21, 2002, 04:27
 
There are DX uninstallers out there, though I don't know if there'll work for this version.

I've used one in the past, but it was a while back (I think it was for DX7) and I don't remember how it worked or anything.

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Re: Uh - oh
Dec 20, 2002, 21:13
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Re: Uh - oh Dec 20, 2002, 21:13
Dec 20, 2002, 21:13
 
#13 strikes again... Save me from the white balloon!

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dx9
Dec 20, 2002, 20:31
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dx9 Dec 20, 2002, 20:31
Dec 20, 2002, 20:31
 
Can anyone who has tried dx9 say something good about it?

I got a gf4 Ti4600 so it wont do me any good, and I have win2k so i cant uninstall it either.

So I was wondering if dx9 gives any increased speed or anything at all, overall in games. If all the latest games even still work, etc etc...

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"Security"
Dec 20, 2002, 16:16
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"Security" Dec 20, 2002, 16:16
Dec 20, 2002, 16:16
 
I don't trust microsoft when they say "security." When I hear about security I think that they are doing something to protect my system. But when microsoft says it I'm afraid they mean some kind of new draconian digital rights management.

I will wait to find out before I install it because I turned off system restore and without system restore there is no way to uninstall it.

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Re: Uh - oh
Dec 20, 2002, 12:57
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Re: Uh - oh Dec 20, 2002, 12:57
Dec 20, 2002, 12:57
 
@13

The article is completely wrong. The SDK is released and the DX version says "final" for every file used.

I think the "inquirer" needs to change there name to "enquirer."

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Re: hohum.
Dec 20, 2002, 10:54
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Re: hohum. Dec 20, 2002, 10:54
Dec 20, 2002, 10:54
 
#12, fine, but be careful hovering your mouse on those MP3, er, I mean, WMA files!

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Re: Security Holes
Dec 20, 2002, 09:55
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Re: Security Holes Dec 20, 2002, 09:55
Dec 20, 2002, 09:55
 
"BAh...
so what can you run...only free stuff from linux programmers?"

Actually using emulators you can usually run most anything. Yesterday i burned my first CD in Linux, went pretty good and everything worked well. I used a linux program called X-CD-Roast. Pretty nifty little program.

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back now
Dec 20, 2002, 09:45
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back now Dec 20, 2002, 09:45
Dec 20, 2002, 09:45
 
hmm.... doubt it's a beta, since they had RCs already. It's back now regardless.

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Uh - oh
Dec 20, 2002, 09:34
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Uh - oh Dec 20, 2002, 09:34
Dec 20, 2002, 09:34
 
Found this on the inquirer.......

:Also remember that few hardware products support DirectX 9, yet.

A source close to Microsoft's plans said that the download is really still a beta release candidate and not even RC1, and there will be more releases in the coming months.

That means, he said, that by then ATI will not have the only card that supports DX9 and that the driver support for this release is very very minimal.

Further, there does not yet seem to be a public SDK. Apparently Phil Taylor, in charge of the DirectX 9 programme at Microsoft recently left.

He said: "Anyone who uses this except on a spare machine is nuts."


yikes..........

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hohum.
Dec 20, 2002, 09:19
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hohum. Dec 20, 2002, 09:19
Dec 20, 2002, 09:19
 
If I ever found a compelling reason for using linux, I'd move. Unfortunately for me, until then, I'm sitting on my XP box, suffering from almost flawless performance while running games and a choice of great applications that much to my dismay, all seem to have sensible user interface design and help documentation. Woe is me, one of the downtrodden masses. Thanksfully, thanks to 'Anti-trust' I now know that other than the monetary cost of development, documentation and testing of these terrible systems, the only price we pay is in the lives of revolutionary open-source programmers. At least that's one thing my morally bereft windows life can deal with.



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Re: Broken Link!
Dec 20, 2002, 08:51
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Re: Broken Link! Dec 20, 2002, 08:51
Dec 20, 2002, 08:51
 
Now, the link is broken.

word is it got pulled. probably not good for those of us who installed it.

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Re: Broken Link!
Dec 20, 2002, 07:05
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Re: Broken Link! Dec 20, 2002, 07:05
Dec 20, 2002, 07:05
 
When I downloaded that, a popup asking me if I wanted to install Gator showed up. That's a mite odd.

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Re: Security Holes
Dec 20, 2002, 06:25
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Re: Security Holes Dec 20, 2002, 06:25
Dec 20, 2002, 06:25
 
Sorry for us...yes, we've got the most compatible operating system in existance right now, there is so much software available for windows that we actually have to make CHOICES on what we want....it hurts so much.


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Re: Broken Link!
Dec 20, 2002, 01:52
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Re: Broken Link! Dec 20, 2002, 01:52
Dec 20, 2002, 01:52
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Broken Link!
Dec 20, 2002, 00:27
Ant
 
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Broken Link! Dec 20, 2002, 00:27
Dec 20, 2002, 00:27
 Ant
 
Now, the link is broken.

Ant's Quality Foraged Links (http://aqfl.net) & The Ant Farm (http://antfarm.ma.cx / http://antfarm.home.dhs.org).
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Re: No subject
Dec 20, 2002, 00:13
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Re: No subject Dec 20, 2002, 00:13
Dec 20, 2002, 00:13
 
Anyone know where to get a standalone installer?, that web install only shit makes me vomit.


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No subject
Dec 20, 2002, 00:00
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No subject Dec 20, 2002, 00:00
Dec 20, 2002, 00:00
 
The moment you show me how to make all my games run flawlessly under linux, bsd, or whatever your OS of choice is.. I'll switch. Until then.. bleh.

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Re: Security Holes
Dec 19, 2002, 23:34
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Re: Security Holes Dec 19, 2002, 23:34
Dec 19, 2002, 23:34
 
Yo Totalitarinism

BAh...
so what can you run...only free stuff from linux programmers?


Note: Please remember, that this is only my opinion. Your opinion may vary.
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