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Windows 7: Question on Direct X...


14 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 
Question on Direct X...

Windows 7 uses DX11, according to the dxdiag. Now, when i play F.E.AR i need a d3dx9_27.dll file(or something), well, i can get the game working if i just put that specific file in the F.E.A.R folder but other games need other d3d files as well.

These seem to be directx 9 files, so directx 11 is not backwards compatible?

Will installing the latest dx9 mess things up? Is dx 10 backwards compatible? Should i just install the latest dx10?

Probably some simple questions thanks for reading


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14 Apr 2009   #2

windows 7 7137 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Espair View Post
Windows 7 uses DX11, according to the dxdiag. Now, when i play F.E.AR i need a d3dx9_27.dll file(or something), well, i can get the game working if i just put that specific file in the F.E.A.R folder but other games need other d3d files as well.

These seem to be directx 9 files, so directx 11 is not backwards compatible?

Will installing the latest dx9 mess things up? Is dx 10 backwards compatible? Should i just install the latest dx10?

Probably some simple questions thanks for reading
i would just install direct x from Microsoft's website, it installs them to the windows folder so you dont have to copy files. also about teh backward compat, i think it is as the installer installs every version of directx to the most recent one.


download
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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14 Apr 2009   #3

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by l337 View Post
i would just install direct x from Microsoft's website, it installs them to the windows folder so you dont have to copy files. also about teh backward compat, i think it is as the installer installs every version of directx to the most recent one.


download
Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime
The web installer will not work you will need Download details: DirectX Redist (March 2009)
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14 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Direct X should be backwards compatible and the web installer worked fine for me but i only had a 5MB update to add to the last DirectX from November.
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14 Apr 2009   #5

windows 7 7137 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
The web installer will not work you will need Download details: DirectX Redist (March 2009)
why, i downloaded it and it worked fine?
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14 Apr 2009   #6

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by l337 View Post
why, i downloaded it and it worked fine?
Sorry my mistake, i was all up to date so the web installer would not install due to a newer version found. So many windows 7 installs i completely forgot i had applied the march update.
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14 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 

Alright i think i understand, thanks
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