Friday, November 7th 2008

Microsoft Releases DirectX November 2008 Update

Microsoft has released its latest update to the DirectX end-user runtime. The update patches DirectX installations on all current Microsoft PC, workstation and server operating systems. Microsoft releases updates to the DirectX end-user runtime on a bi-monthly basis, with security, performance enhancements and features usually forming the update. The latest update or the entire redistributable (for offline installations) can be downloaded from Microsoft here.
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48 Comments on Microsoft Releases DirectX November 2008 Update

#1
Unregistered
What is the benefit of installing these ?

DO they ever improve performance ?
#2
Polarman
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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#4
OnBoard
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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#5
Disruptor4
Lol I get a failed to connect to the server error... or something along those lines.
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
updating now, thanks.
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#7
PP Mguire
kid41212003 said:
Even If you have DX10, you still need to update DX9. DX10 does not included DX9.
Thats why Vista users with DX10 can still play DX9 games right?? :roll::roll:
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
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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#9
..'Ant'..
About time Microsoft fixes it. A few days a go it came out but didn't want to update online.
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#11
eidairaman1
wolf2009 said:
What is the benefit of installing these ?

DO they ever improve performance ?
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.

Polarman said:
The redist pack is there now.
can you provide a link as the 1 im finding is still aug 2008.

so no more news or what?

PP Mguire said:
Seems to be working fine for me and i havent updated DX in Vista.......ever. I cancel out of the setups that games try to bring up for DX and they work fine.
ya most Games like that allow you to cancel out, others dont.
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#16
Disruptor4
eidairaman1 said:
that is the link, i had no problem getting the file
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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#18
Haytch
PP Mguire said:
A whopping 80meg but im going to see if this actualy does anything (Getting the redist cause i too keep them)
Its the previous version with an update. Its been building up for years. DirectX10 was meant to be different.
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#19
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
thanks for the link.... worked fine for me
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#20
Blueberry Pie
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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#21
erocker
Just run the installer for everything and it will update what is needed.:)
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
Blueberry Pie said:
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.
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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#23
Blueberry Pie
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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