DirectX Redist - June 2007

Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX APIs.

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Supported Operating Systems: All 32-bit/64-bit version of Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

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Does this include the SDK files? It would be nice if they included that from now on. Nothing like trying to run a game and getting an error because your missing some DirectX files.

No it doesn't include the SDK, that's a separate 100MB+ download, but the redist will take care of all DirectX files required by any application. You only need the SDK if you're developing DirectX based applications.

The SDK installs a different set files (debug) dx runtime files that run slower then normal DX that are used for tracking / troubleshooting for a developer.

Tantawi said,
No it doesn't include the SDK, that's a separate 100MB+ download, but the redist will take care of all DirectX files required by any application. You only need the SDK if you're developing DirectX based applications.

Not true. Ever try and run the BF2142 Demo? There are a couple of games I have ran into that require the extra DirectX files from the SDK kit.

Mikeyx11 said,
No support for Windows 3.1???? what the hell??? how am i supposed to play halo 3 on my 486 now :(

A flawless example of people using outdated technology, it's like a grandma who likes her coffee. YOUR TEETH ARE SO YELLOWWWWWWWWWW

Not cool because it's old skool? I'd like to see a modern game run under win98 gaming setup with a 1ghz processor (I know it's possible for most but that usually requires some tweaks to the installer and sometimes .exe but that's got to be slloowww).

Windows 2000 was never a gaming OS to begin with and now MS is dropping support for it, so no suprise there. Time to invest in Vista. It's not as bad as people make it out to be, espcially as drivers are almost up to par.

just get windows xp ... as i still feel vista aint really ready for mainstream use yet as it still has enough issues to where xp is still the best choice cause everything "just work" on windows xp.

ThaCrip said,
just get windows xp ... as i still feel vista aint really ready for mainstream use yet as it still has enough issues to where xp is still the best choice cause everything "just work" on windows xp.

And what "issues" would they be?

TCLN Ryster said,

And what "issues" would they be?

Immature hardware drivers, gaming performance on same hardware with XP still is much faster, for starters
Waiting till Service Pack 1 and the hardware manufactures having most of a year to get higher quality drivers is not a bad thing.

TCLN Ryster said,

And what "issues" would they be?

Terrible performance for simple desktop operations (even on a dual core with 2GB ram, 250GB sata2 hd), lots of crashes for various pseudocompatible softwares, terrible sound system, even with the right drivers, sluggish gaming...

Vista makes Hackintoshes look each day a better choice...