Directx 9 in Windows Vista

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  1. oclaudiu

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    Hello. Is it necessary to install Directx 9 in Windows Vista ? On Microsoft website, at Directx 9 operating system requirements appears Vista. But I know that Vista includes Directx 10. So, neet to install Directx 9 ?
     
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    Vista needs both, DX9 and DX10. The updates include usually both versions.
     
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    It does.
     
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    thats correct, because lots of games made for dx9 required random files from dx9 update to run proper in vista or xp, and the same thing is for dx10
     

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    So, finally, must I install Directx 9 Runtime in Windows Vista ?
     
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    It's already installed, it uses both.
     
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    I know, but for example Rainbow Six Vegas, after instalation updates Directx 9 Runtime . I knew that Directx 9 is installed, but what updates did Vegas ?
    On Microsoft Website is an update of Directx 9 for Vista :

    File Name: dxwebsetup.exe
    Version: 9.20.1057
    Date Published: 7/31/2007
    Language: English
    Download Size: 44 KB - 44.7 MB*

    Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows 2000 Advanced Server; Windows 2000 Professional Edition ; Windows 2000 Server; Windows 2000 Service Pack 2; Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows 98; Windows 98 Second Edition; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition; Windows Small Business Server 2003 ; Windows Vista; Windows Vista Business; Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Business N; Windows Vista Enterprise; Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Home Basic; Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Home Basic N; Windows Vista Home Premium; Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Starter; Windows Vista Starter N; Windows Vista Ultimate; Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition; Windows XP; Windows XP 64-bit; Windows XP Home Edition ; Windows XP Home Edition N; Windows XP Media Center Edition; Windows XP Professional Edition ; Windows XP Professional x64 Edition ; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Starter Edition; Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

    So, update is necesarry ?
     
  8. Sash

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    just download the latest dx runtime from the website
     
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    Could have been any one of the d3dx9 dll's that got updated (in my System32 folder i have 12 of them numbered from 24 to 35), or if you were missing one of those dll's it got added; or amy number of other DX 9 files that got updated.

    [​IMG]

    Also check the dates on them. Just because some of them are older, doesn't mean they don't still get updated occasionally.
     
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    Stormy, thanks' for reply. I've noticed that I haven't installed d3dx9_33 , d3dx9_34 and d3dx9_35 .dll. How did you obtain these files ?
     

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    Download the whole thing (58.8 MB),

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...f3-0949-487b-9247-8fee451bf952&displaylang=en

    run it and it will update what is needed. Or download the websetup,

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...38-DB71-4C1B-BC6A-9B6652CD92A3&displaylang=en

    and it only downloads and installs the bits needed (44 KB - 44.7 MB). Last time I ran this one it downloaded and installed a whopping 2.5 mb worth of files.

    It will install/update all DX 9 files as well as DX 10 (Vista only), both audio and video.
     

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