DirectX 9.0c has been released although currently there are no games that take advantage of it. FarCry with the v1.2 patch applied along with Nvidia 6800 or ATI X#00 hardware will do so via the shader model 3.0 and 2.0b respectivley however.

This [URL=http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9226a611-62fe-4f61-aba1-914185249413&DisplayLang=en]file[/URL] (35mb) is the redistributable version that works on Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and Server 2003.