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Direct X8, buggy?!

By aze
Jul 2, 2002
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  1. Direct X!

    Hi all! It's unnecessary to say DX8.1b is fully BUGS!
    try it if u have 8.1b instaled: run fullscreen media player visualization.

    look at this:

    from NTCOMPATIBLE FORUM:
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    DirectX 8.1b, Bad!
    Ever since I downloaded and installed DirectX 8.1b;

    1. 75% of my game emulators stopped working correctly or at all.
    2. 2 games have f^cked up anomalies.
    3. Media player has full screen problems.

    What can I use to go back to 8.1.Original?


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    Here go some questions:
    1- How to get the better and SECURE dx uninstaller?
    2- the file DirectX.cpl is from MS. were can it be found at the ms site?
     
  2. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 193

    i know you don't want to do this, but i really think reinstall a clean copy of win2k is better than uninstall the directx
     
  3. aze

    aze TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    i format my c:\ EVERY DAY
    i just wanna a program for the clients.
     
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    The DirectX Control Panel is part of the DirectX SDK. Should be available from site like majorgeeks.com (So should the uninstaller), wouldn't bother though it's fairly useless unless you have the DirectX Debug runtimes installed.

    Wouldn't say DirectX 8.1B is too bad though, it only fixes as few things, 1 of those has been available as a hotfix anyway. ahh well.
     
  5. aze

    aze TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    SDK? what mean?
    some releases i'd like to get full like this: ie -> if i download via win2k it download just for win2k (i'd like to download the full installation for any ms OS 50Mb)
    same for directX.
    how can i do that?

    thanks!
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    SDK stands for Software Developer's Kit.

    It's a kit that you download with source files, runtimes & I suppose help files in order to use DirectX in your programs.

    I've never downloaded it myself so I'm not sure but that's generally what SDKs are for.
     
  7. aze

    aze TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    tnkx anyway
     
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Here's that DirectX control panel applet. It's compressed with RAR, not zip, but .rar isn't a valid attachment extension.
     

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  9. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    Re: Direct X!

    Dunno, works perfectly on my system
     
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