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Microsoft Releases DirectX November 2008 Update

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. OnBoard

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    It's the same package for every Windows and includes DX9, DX10 in 32bit and 64bit flavors. Redistributable version that is.

    edit: last August version had Aug2008_d3dx9_39_x64.cab, Aug2008_d3dx9_39_x86.cab, Aug2008_d3dx10_39_x64.cab, Aug2008_d3dx10_39_x86.cab, Aug2008_XACT_x64.cab, Aug2008_XACT_x86.cab, Aug2008_XAudio_x64.cab, Aug2008_XAudio_x86.cab and same sort of stuff all the way back to 2005, hence it's size.
     
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    What is the benefit of installing these ?

    DO they ever improve performance ?
     
  3. Polarman

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    If they make updates for directx once every 3 months, that means it has some bugs. I think most game devs must submit reports to M$ to fix something that is not their fault.
     
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    Like the complete package, always keep latest 2 just in case I need them again. Seemed to update punch of stuff and doesn't require reboot like 99% of software updates :)
     
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    Lol I get a failed to connect to the server error... or something along those lines.
     
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    updating now, thanks.
     
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    Thats why Vista users with DX10 can still play DX9 games right?? :roll::roll:
     
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    I was gonna say it wont let me connect and install. Nice to know we all have this problem and its being worked on.
     
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    About time Microsoft fixes it. A few days a go it came out but didn't want to update online.
     
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    The redist pack is there now.
     
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    Driver Compatibility has alot to do with these APIs aswell, i usually install these eachtime they come out to actually prevent any driver problems etc. Numerous Optimizations aswell.

    can you provide a link as the 1 im finding is still aug 2008.

    so no more news or what?

    ya most Games like that allow you to cancel out, others dont.
     
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    Saw the link, dling now....
     
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    i go try it now
     
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    Yeah I used that link.
    I normally just use the dxwebsetup one. That way I don't have to download all the files even though I've got them already.
    But in any case, it worked. :)
     
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    websetup tends to be faulty.
     
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    Its the previous version with an update. Its been building up for years. DirectX10 was meant to be different.
     
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    thanks for the link.... worked fine for me
     
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    Bear with me guys, this is a stupid question (it would seem it's my turn) - but, hey , I'll learn.

    I downloaded the redist pack, how do I go about updating dx 9 and 10? I have vista 64 bit, and should (wild guess) choose "Nov2008_d3dx9_40_x86" and "Nov2008_d3dx10_40_x86" - right?

    However, extracting those - there's no installer? Yeah I know, my turn, but I'd be grateful for an answer (already did the google) =P

    Thanks.
     
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    Just run the installer for everything and it will update what is needed.:)
     
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    DXsetup.exe

    its an all in one installer, it updates both simultaneously. those files you're looking at, are the wrong ones.
     
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    Hey, cheers - I can't believe I missed that one among all the other .rar files - but sure, one of those nights. or atleast it was :)
     

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