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=]file[/URL] (35mb) is the redistributable version that works on Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and Server 2003.