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DirectX 8.0... WARNING!

Discussion in 'Original Unreal Tournament' started by [OF]EASY_Target, Aug 12, 2000.

  1. [OF]EASY_Target

    [OF]EASY_Target New Member

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    I installed DX8.. it really messed up everything..

    ..neither UT and Unreal wouldn't install or run.. it was a real hassle uninstalling it back to version DirectX7.0a...

    Be carefull .. this DX8 (Beta version) may be a dog!

    BTW.. I have a Voodoo3-3000 with 192 MB ram
     
  2. Clayeth

    Clayeth Classic

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    As much as "finished" versions of microsoft stuff crashes I would never EEEEVER (Jericho voice) use a beta version of their stuff.

    My god, imagine a beta/unfinished version of win95/98... "error, you doubleclicked too fast" WTF?
     
  3. Rooster

    Rooster Local Legend

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    I've been burned by EVERY SINGLE Beta software I've installed from Microsoft. Hence I learned a long time ago to NEVER use any beta of MS stuff.

    I guess you know now as well. :)
     
  4. The Dopefish

    The Dopefish Active Member

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    I thought I installed DX8...and if I did I can't remember having any problems with it. ;)
     
  5. [OF]EASY_Target

    [OF]EASY_Target New Member

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    Has any one here installed windows ME.. I read some mixed reports on its stability..etc.. I was going to install it but perhaps i will stay with windows 98..

    *sigh*

    How the hell did B.Gataes ever become so rich selling such crap?
     
  6. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    The word on WinME seems to be if you have 95/98 now...stick with it. Upgrading to ME seems to be causing problems. A clean install on a new computer seems to work real well...but DO NOT UPGRADE.
     
  7. ShinyObject

    ShinyObject You're making me blush.

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    I have WindowsME on my MP3/emulator/DivX server that is connected to my TV. I upgraded from 98SE. I use it pretty frequently, but only for those three things. It hasn't folded at all yet even with 32 megs of RAM. I haven't seen any advantages to upgrading either though.

    This probally won't help you, but at least you can take it into account for future references.
     
  8. Rooster

    Rooster Local Legend

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    I LOVE WindowsMe..

    Yeah, I liked Win2K better for stability and control - but since I wanna play games and know everything's gonna work fine, I had to go with WinMe.

    I upgraded, had no problems at all.

    But when I got my new 20.5GB ATA66 drive, I figured I might as well start fresh.

    So far so great. :D
     
  9. TwoHardCore

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    You guys are only having problems with beta stuff from MS? Damn, I installed IE 5.5 beta, which screwed my system totally, so I uninstalled, formatted, reinstalled everything.
    Then when the Full IE 5.5 came out, I thought I'd give it a try too. Same problems, mostly h/d swapping actually, but way too annoying for a full product!

    I also tried WinME (of course not a retail one as it's not out till Sept?), and I thought it was ok. But the same problems happened with my h/d. I figured the only thing it could be is the IE 5.5 version. But didn't MS also include Dx8 with ME?

    I'm just not too sure that I trust anything they put out recently. I've gone through 2 IntelliEye mice in the past 3 months too:(

    Now I'm back to my old version of Winblows and IE 5.0, and things are back to a good state;) No more MS upgrades for me.

    THC
     
  10. [OF]EASY_Target

    [OF]EASY_Target New Member

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    Just for the record.. as far as I know there is no way of uninstalling DirectX.. all the traditional methods are not there or available to us.. it figures!
    .. only MS would put out a product that can't be un-installed.
    What unmitigated arrogance on the part of MS!


    Anyways.. I did manage FINALLY to un-install DirectX
    I went to the (Regedit) Registry and deleted all references of folders and files that were affected..
    :)
    ... used the Find feature and entered "directx".
     
  11. Sapphire Nights

    Sapphire Nights BANNED

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    Hmmm, MS beta. Never let Microsoft experiment on ones computer.
     
  12. Sam_The_Man

    Sam_The_Man I am the Hugh Grant of Thatcherism

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    I still use DirectX 6 and Windows 95 :). I won't install anything of Microsoft's until a game actually requires it.
     
  13. RaptoR

    RaptoR been here far too long

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    Well all MS stuff is buggy enough in its final release, thats why i never install any beta MS software.
     
  14. phil

    phil OH GOD

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    hmmm

    call me crazy but arnt microsoft final releases usualy betas to?
     

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