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DirectX 9.0c Released

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by RaptoR, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. RaptoR

    RaptoR been here far too long

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    Microsoft has released DirectX 9.0c for all post-1998 Windows Operating Systems. The new version of DirectX can be found over here and includes, amongst other things, support for Pixel Shader 3.0.
     
  2. Nereid

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    Downloading...
     
  3. Ulukai

    Ulukai New Member

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    I think I'll wait for everyone else to see what games it breaks before I touch it with a bargepole :)
     
  4. Nereid

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    I think I'll find out for myself. ;)
     
  5. Rooster

    Rooster Local Legend

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    Uhh, that's the developer 9.0c... not the end-user
     
  6. ubersoldier87

    ubersoldier87 Hail to the Chief

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    Why hasn't it given me an automatic directory? I have no idea where to extract this thing...
     
  7. Nereid

    Nereid ・ ω ・

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    No, it's the runtime version - just not the net installer. The SDK would be several hundred megabytes.

    If you want a net installer, it looks like you'll have to wait a bit.

    Just extract it to a temporary folder and run dxsetup.exe.
     
  8. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    the SDK for 9.0b was 875 mb.
     
  9. SanitysEdge

    SanitysEdge Aspiring Astrophysicist

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    UT2004 doesnt jack up, its ok to install.
     
  10. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    UT2004 stopped hiccuping every ten seconds. +1.
     
  11. Slyrr77

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    Has anyone noted any problems before I install it? Who knows what this thing is capable of.....?

    Slyrr
     
  12. Nereid

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    I haven't tested it. I'll see if there is anything wierd going on tomorrow.
     
  13. KDR_11k

    KDR_11k [make art]

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    Don't install it unless you have a good reason to (software that requires it or issues with the current version), MS is famous for their patches that break more than they fix.
     
  14. sweeny

    sweeny stick that in you phife and smoke it!!!

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    yea look at windows, i dont ever recall getting a blue screen of death in windows 3.0. then once it nackers up they will ask for payment to download a fix for the problem
     
  15. [Bean]

    [Bean] [Insert Witty Title Here]

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    Is safe to d/l. Been running it for a number of hours with no problem.

    This is the redist, which is what game companies put on their disks of their games so no net install needs to go on and so they have a mulit-lingual version ready.

    afaik, 9.0c gives support for Shader Model 3, which is now being pimped by Crytek w/ Far Cry on the 6800s (supported with the pulled patch 1.2).

    Google SM3 if you want more details.
     
  16. KDR_11k

    KDR_11k [make art]

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    Shader Model 3.0 is only of importance if you have a GeForce 6, no other card supports it. Really, never update a driver just because there's a new version, only if there's a concrete reason (e.g. new games won't run without it).
     
  17. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    it fixed stuttering on my Radeon 9800Pro so of course I'm going to keep it installed.
     
  18. el_Marko

    el_Marko 'tuns

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    what exactly is "pixel shader 3" ?
     
  19. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    "Uhh, that's the developer 9.0c... not the end-user"

    I also don't see it on their DirectX web site page or DX download page. I probably won't even think about trying until it is at least there (I also have an ATI 9800Pro card). And even then, UT2004 works fine for me right now so............. ;)
     
  20. BuzWeaver

    BuzWeaver n0 fUn 4 j00

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    I'll wait to hear a little more about it, not that I don't want to get it. I have a 9600 ATI Series and would welcome any additional advantage.
     

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