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DirectX March Update Released

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Microsoft has released a new update for DirectX, which is recommended for all users of Windows 2000 and newer (including Vista and Server editions). You can download the web installer here (validation required), or the 69.5MB redistributable version here. There doesn’t seem to be any information about the changes in this version, although they are most likely to be minor performance and security updates.
     
  2. OnBoard

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    Last was November 2007, been waiting for new one for a while.

    edit: Wondered for a while, why are there no DirectX10 updates, but seems they are included.

    Mar2008_d3dx10_37_x64.cab
    Mar2008_d3dx10_37_x86.cab
     
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    anyone know how to install this? the genuine advantage thing is giving me errors and I dont know where to extract the redistributable
     
  4. Jimmy 2004

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    The web setup should be attached with this post - I don't it does any genuine advantage checks.

    I think with the redistributable version you just extract it anywhere and it should have a setup file with the extracted files, but I'm not sure of that.
     

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    make a new folder on the desktop and extract all the files into it there are 2 manyt files for the desktop then there should be a setup file like jimmy said and it will install it for you restart and delete the folder
     
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    i wonder what it does.. he he he

    should i install it or should i not.. hmmm..

    trog
     
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    Is this only for DX 10? What about 9?
     
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    I was wondering thr same thing
     
  9. jbizzler New Member

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    The SDK isn't out yet. The major thing in the March SDK is support for Visual Studio 2008.

    This is most likely tiny performance/bug fixes. No current games will recieve any benefit from this runtime. Only new games made with the latest DirectX actually use it for compatibility reasons.
     
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    Well, as it's for Windows 2000 and newer and DX10 is a Vista-only feature :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes if you had already been up to date, there is a 2.6mb file update for dx9.

    i use the dxwebsetup prog.
     
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    It's both.

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  13. eidairaman1

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    grabbing the redist now (dont like websetup)

    wont install until after Project Torque finishes downloading (Free Racing Game like Rappelz)

    Will eventually become a retail game.
     
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    This only works smoothly if I install this in safe more.
     
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    March 2008 DirectX SDK (DirectX Software Development Kit) can be downloaded here and should give you some clue as the March 2008 update

     
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    Ok what did it do? I didnt notice anything new in my games.
     
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    Hmmm.. I'm using XP SP3 and a bunch of beta drivers... Time to reinstall Windows I think...
     
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    Installing the March update in safe mode should do the trick. Unless there are other concerns.
     
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    OMG, brain fart, :eek: How do I start in safe mode?:eek:

    *erocker needs his therapist.:shadedshu
     
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    Hahahahaha!! lol. F8 at bootup.
     
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    F8 and choose safe mode. :)
     
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    Lol. Thanks:eek: I never have used safe mode in my life, well not since Windows 98 mabye. I just did the web installer as is and everything went fine. Of course, I'm going to try this "new fangled" "Safe-Mode" and see if I can get some killer FPS in DOOM 3!!!!!!

    I am joking of course. My 6ghz duel-corr can PAWN! DOOM3:p



    :roll:
     
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    i use it when im removing drivers.
     
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    Ah, I hate how no where on the Microsoft sites is this SDK listed. You need to search for it specifically. Been waiting on this for a few months now, only to see it came out two days ago.
     
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    Or was that alt + f1 ?:laugh:
     

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