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Chaos
05-10-2003, 09:53 AM
Hey guys!

I am back. Been real busy traveling around, gaming, and school.

I got a quick question.

Where do i get directX 9? IS it Microsoft? Some other site?

I really want it.

Thanx for any links or advice

XBoy
05-10-2003, 09:54 AM
www.microsoft.com

Or do a windows update. Make sure you grab DirectX 9.0a as it's newer :afro:

Chaos
05-10-2003, 09:58 AM
Where man? I am looking everywhere!! DOwn;oads, that is where i am going now

Chaos
05-10-2003, 10:01 AM
OK i found it, dummy me thanx for your help

Mr.Tweak
05-10-2003, 01:45 PM
http://www.microsoft.com/directx/ for others looking...

t00lb0x
05-10-2003, 02:20 PM
make sure your card is directX9 appliant tho...

Unforgiven{BGF}
05-10-2003, 03:00 PM
Why??:?:

What happen is my vid card isn't DirectX 9 appliant?

Beefy
05-10-2003, 04:02 PM
DirectX 9 itself doesn't matter what video card you've got. Different games use different generic instructions to interact with your system, which DirectX handles. That's why all controlling devices, all sound and visual devices are in some way handled by DX, and why some video cards and sound cards support higher versions, as they support newer features that have come out.

Unforgiven{BGF}
05-10-2003, 04:51 PM
Do you recommend DX 9 for a GeForce2 MX?:confused: (yes is an old one:tears: :o)

[I hope to buy a GF4 Ti4200 (by the middle of the year)]

kenny83
05-10-2003, 07:40 PM
:knife:

I wouldnt bother with a Geforce 2 MX, theres no point, might even get worser performance. Get a DirectX 9.0 compliant card when you can afford one.: peace2:

Wiggo
05-10-2003, 09:25 PM
I'm still waitin' for more DX8 titles so other than a benchmark plus a few demo's what else needs DX9? :confused:

PersianImmortal
05-10-2003, 10:55 PM
:knife:

I wouldnt bother with a Geforce 2 MX, theres no point, might even get worser performance. Get a DirectX 9.0 compliant card when you can afford one.: peace2:

I don't think you're understanding the explanation given by Beefy. DirectX is not just a graphics-only API. It has many components, and installing DirectX9.0a (latest version) will improve many things including sound, online gameplay etc.

Bottom line: Always install the latest official version of DirectX because it's not about graphics performance only.

t00lb0x
05-11-2003, 02:14 AM
wait so install DX9 even if your card isn't DX9 compliant?

PrairieDawg
05-11-2003, 02:58 AM
There are a lot of us out there who are running cards that are only DirectX 7 compliant who are using DX 9. We don't get to see all of the added eye candy that the new DX supplies but it sometimes stablizes and/or improves the options that are possible in some programs.

t00lb0x
05-11-2003, 03:13 AM
ok imma go d/l DX9a right now

Unforgiven{BGF}
05-11-2003, 11:03 AM
Me too

But, is there a "full" download? I only found a web installer and I don't like them, I prefer a single file.

Anyone knows about it?

XBoy
05-11-2003, 11:31 AM
I was searching for one of those also. My search concluded that there is only a web-installer, but I can be wrong. Good downloading :cheers:

t00lb0x
05-11-2003, 11:33 AM
its only like 7 mb just use the downloader, believe it or not there is a performance boost with my force 3

Beefy
05-11-2003, 12:35 PM
Like we said earlier, each update will usually improve performance to some degree.

Also, as newer games ship out, they will come with the necessary DX version that the games needs to work properly. There are already games around that are shipping with DX9.

As for a full download, it's not really that hard to find... For those who couldn't just go <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c46234ca-2695-4270-8e21-8a18684396b3&DisplayLang=en" target="_blank">here</a> and download the redistributable pack (about 32MB).

Unforgiven{BGF}
05-11-2003, 12:39 PM
Thank you. :thumb:

t00lb0x
05-11-2003, 12:45 PM
Ok about a 600 point difference in 2001SE

WatzThsDoo
05-11-2003, 06:56 PM
I have a GF4 MX 420, I downloaded DX9a, and my computer would crash while loading MOHAA, I tried several times. I didn't get it to work, so i restored my pc to when I still had dx8.1.. I'll just wait untill I get a dx9 card..im in no rush

Chaos
05-14-2003, 09:58 AM
Hello Guys!


I am finally back online. You see I installed some prgrams and newer drivers from my Asus CD and KABOOM!!!!! My whole system crashed when I restarted. I had to delete my entire partition and reinstall the OS! What a pain in the A$$! Not to mention the programs and connestions.

But anyways WatstheDoo needs to pay more attention to things. You can't download DirectX9 unless you have a v-card to support it. GeForce 4 certaintly ain't one of them.

Chaos

t00lb0x
05-14-2003, 10:02 AM
Uhhh chaos, i have a gforce three running on DX9 (just updated) it has removed random artifacting, and my screen from shaking, I also get about 600 points more on 3DMark 2001SE

Chaos
05-14-2003, 10:10 AM
I have never heard of that man! I thought that your v-card had to be DirectX9 compatible. How does that work? Anything special about it?

Chaos

t00lb0x
05-14-2003, 10:14 AM
The card or DX9? No its just the original Gforce 3, not even a TI...

Chaos
05-14-2003, 10:16 AM
The card, i thought it has to be designed for DirectX 9

t00lb0x
05-14-2003, 10:22 AM
Nope...read above from beefy

Beefy
05-14-2003, 10:38 AM
It does help to read through a thread before saying something like that. Persian and I pretty much explained how it worked...

t00lb0x
05-14-2003, 10:40 AM
"Nope...read above from beefy" ...oh your talking to chaos, hey beefy whats your real 2001SE benchmarks?

XBoy
05-14-2003, 10:45 AM
Yea the new cards have DX 9 hardware support built into the h/w. Otherwise it is done from software. Which is why people like me w/ Geforce 3 ti200's can use DX 9 :thumb:

Unforgiven{BGF}
05-14-2003, 11:22 AM
And it works for GeForce2MX too...:thumb:

Not much performance boost, but it is stable...and works...

t00lb0x
05-14-2003, 11:24 AM
Yeah, but it actually decreases install times :D so you can just :shoot: until you get in a :argue: because a guy :shoot3: you in the :snip: and you called him a :flames: hacker until the admin comes : peace: and boots both of you :tears: because you couldn't :shh:

Beefy
05-14-2003, 11:52 AM
Yea the new cards have DX 9 hardware support built into the h/w. Otherwise it is done from software. Which is why people like me w/ Geforce 3 ti200's can use DX 9 :thumb:

Not quite. Different DirectX versions simply allow easier and more efficient communication between multimedia devices and software. However, it will only support what your hardware can support. It just does a 'better' job of it each version, because they have figured out a better way to program it all. If your hardware doesn't support something, then a new DX version isn't going to allow you to see or use something that it can't. It just makes the old functions a little faster.

Toolbox, please don't use smiley story posts in these parts of the forums. Save it for the Beer Garden. Also, I don't care if posts are 'cute'. If they aren't relevant, then don't even bother. That includes problems that belong in other areas.