View Full Version : New build of 9.0c?

03-31-05, 02:05 AM
Whats this and should I bother installing it??

just spotted that Microsoft has indeed released a new redist build of DirectX9.0c. This new build comes with updated DirectX for Managed Code (February 2005). I have no idea if there are any other changes.

To download the redist version (~35MB), goto http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=03c30962-4b78-4e59-8c70-32998dceffe5&DisplayLang=en.

I know at least one demo which requires this build of DX9.0c, and I have a feeling that we will see more coming soon.

03-31-05, 02:32 AM
Windows XP Service Pack 2 is included in the supported OS, so it seems it's a minor update over current 9.0c, I'll download and see.

03-31-05, 02:58 AM
You shouldn't need that unless you're a developer.
If the demo requires it, then the developers of that demo messed up. They should have included whatever redistributable libraries that were needed. That's why they're redistributable :P.
A couple questions though.
Which demo is this anyway?
Is the demo asking for this version or was it a work-around posted somewhere?

03-31-05, 03:13 AM
not really, the demo uses managed code I believe - something that was'nt in the redist until now: http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=16373&howmanycomments=25&page=0

03-31-05, 03:24 AM
Downloaded, nothing installed, it seems that the only update is the new managed code update MSI package.

03-31-05, 10:46 AM
same..nothing special happend

03-31-05, 05:15 PM
Nothing installed? lads, well after installing the SDK version from feb 2005 with a few driver fixes some bugs were gone and some improvement were noticed, but after trying installing these a whole bunch a new drivers been write away.
So its up for testing if there been new improvements noticed under the Horizons! :cool:

03-31-05, 05:43 PM
Just spot a error in those drivers or just foolled to an 1 April joke !??


Just found another April 2005 version:


#159 mb!!! in size :D

03-31-05, 07:27 PM
The only thing it seems to install is d3dx_24.dll for x86 and x64 which are 3 and 2mb's and a debug version fo d3d9d.dll.
That's probably why it wasn't included even though the file dates are 3/26 and 3/29 for that demo. It's only 10kb, so adding 5mb's to it would be silly.

What I did instead of installing the Feb05 version was extract it to a folder, and copy d3dx9_24.dll for my processor over to the demo's directory. I ran parsec.bat from a command prompt in c:\parsec and it was nice :).