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The DirectX team has put together an interim release which addresses some minor network connection issues. These changes will be incorporated into DirectX 9.0 beta 2 but they are being released now to solicit early feedback.
Note: Microsoft call the file Direct Play 8.2, suggesting that there may be one more dx8 release before dx9?
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