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DirectX 9 Now Available

By Phantasm66
Dec 20, 2002
  1. Remember, you read about it here first!

    Although if you go to the Official DirectX page on Microsoft's server here, you will see that its still version 8.1 thats available, Microsoft have indeed placed the final build of DirectX 9 on their servers and its available to download here. Please note that this is a web based installer, and not the self-contained distribution of DirectX which is around 9MB I believe.

    In case you are wondering how I got the link, it was from here.

    I imagine that an official announcement will soon be placed on Microsoft's main page here and on the Official DirectX page here.
     
  2. warr

    warr TS Rookie Posts: 67

    updated. Just for a higher version number. ;)
     
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    I installed it right away on my office machine. No problems at all.
     
  4. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,929   +186

    I've installed it on one of my machines to, works fine...
     
  5. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Installed A OK here, though there is one thing that puzzles me...

    All the DirectX files are Final Retail, with one exception:
    mfc42.dll
    And it's been beta since 07.12.1999!

    Anyone know why this is still in beta state?
     
  6. warr

    warr TS Rookie Posts: 67

    According to the Inquirer, m$ said this is still the beta release.

    but never mind. since i already installed, as long as it doesn't cause sh!t, then i don't bother it.

    well, seldom use windoz any way. only when i need to patch or update. :grinthumb
     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    this is the final version as far as I have been told
     
  8. now all we need are some new dx9 opimized detonators drivers to go with it.
     
  9. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Too bad ATi already has Catalyst 3.0's :cool:

    NVIDIA will soon release Detonator 2384273957234.328472398523's or something. Sucks for them, they don't even have any DX9 cards :haha: /me laughs and points at NVIDIA...

    And the sad thing is, they won't for like a year! :haha:

    And I have been told that this is the final version of DirectX 9 as well.

    We have like 3 news posts about the same subject :confused:

    Anyway, I installed DX9 along with the Cat 3.0's, and so far they work just fine.
     
  10. warr

    warr TS Rookie Posts: 67

    NV*****'s next card is also not fully DX9 complient.

    they chopped some features in order to keep their FPS high.
     
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

  12. warr

    warr TS Rookie Posts: 67

    at first i wanna have a look, then i stopped myself.

    why? i see the website is on their own website. so what do you expect?

    their marketing gone crap to say themselves bad? ;)
     
  13. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    hey NVidia rulz....so shhh ya mouth, no probz on the DX9 drivers.:grinthumb
     
  14. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Yeah, and apples are better than oranges.
     
  15. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    yeah!:p
     
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    Hey man - I was just posting a link, and saying Nvidia says its DX9 complient, make of that what you will, nothing more nothing less. :)
     
  17. actually I was bashing on 'warr'...
     
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