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TheBigMan0706
February 23rd, 2010, 06:28 PM
I recently downloaded the set up for WonderKing Online and one of the requirements for it is DirectX 9. Is there i website where i can download Directx 9 for free? Please post the link for it here.

donavannj
February 23rd, 2010, 08:22 PM
What's your operating system? Because Microsoft Update readily supplies it through it's update service for Windows 2000 and XP.

Zet
February 24th, 2010, 02:03 AM
You can download it here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_directx/ just click download latest version.

Though if you're running Windows Vista or 7 you don't need to download directX 9 seeing as they run directX 10 or greater.

twocows
February 24th, 2010, 06:55 AM
You can download it here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_directx/ just click download latest version.

Though if you're running Windows Vista or 7 you don't need to download directX 9 seeing as they run directX 10 or greater.
I believe you do need DX9 to run games without DX10 support, since DX10 is a complete rewrite of DX9 and isn't backwards compatible. I could be completely wrong, though.

HackMew
February 24th, 2010, 09:51 AM
I recently downloaded the set up for WonderKing Online and one of the requirements for it is DirectX 9. Is there i website where i can download Directx 9 for free? Please post the link for it here.

Considering that:

DirectX 11 comes with 7 (or upgrading it on Vista).
DirectX 10 comes with Vista.
DirectX 9.0c comes with XP SP2 or later.

If you're either using 98, ME or 2000 (whatever edition/SP), here (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9226a611-62fe-4f61-aba1-914185249413&DisplayLang=en) you can find the official DirectX 9.0c download. Which is the latest build.

According to the official site, the supported operating systems are: 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 ME; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP; Windows XP Home Edition ; Windows XP Media Center Edition; Windows XP Professional Edition ; Windows XP Service Pack 1
If you want to know what DirectX version is currently installed: Start > Run, then type"dxdiag" (without quotes), and press Enter/click OK.

TheBigMan0706
February 24th, 2010, 11:12 AM
What's your operating system? Because Microsoft Update readily supplies it through it's update service for Windows 2000 and XP.

that's good because i have Windows XP on my Acer Spire One laptop n_n

donavannj
February 24th, 2010, 02:12 PM
You will have to go to update.microsoft.com to go get it, though. Or click the official link that the poster above you posted.

I believe you do need DX9 to run games without DX10 support, since DX10 is a complete rewrite of DX9 and isn't backwards compatible. I could be completely wrong, though.

From experience, it seems moreso that DX10 is only partially backwards compatible (because some of the core stuff may still be the same from DX9 to DX10 and DX11), which would explain the hit-or-miss stuff with running software that will run in an XP environment on Vista or 7.

HackMew
February 25th, 2010, 09:31 AM
that's good because i have Windows XP on my Acer Spire One laptop n_n

Did you check your current DirectX version yet?

TheBigMan0706
February 25th, 2010, 10:27 AM
Did you check your current DirectX version yet?

I haven't really thought of that... How can I check?

donavannj
February 25th, 2010, 11:18 AM
Go to Start<Run, then type "dxdiag". Then hit enter. Somewhere on that first page, it will tell you your DirectX version.

TheBigMan0706
February 25th, 2010, 11:44 AM
Go to Start<Run, then type "dxdiag". Then hit enter. Somewhere on that first page, it will tell you your DirectX version.

Checked it. It seems to me that I have DirectX 9.0c

donavannj
February 25th, 2010, 04:21 PM
Checked it. It seems to me that I have DirectX 9.0c

You should be good to go... but if you have issues installing it, try uninstalling it and reinstalling it. Hopefully someone else will help you if that happens, because I don't have the time to type up what to do right now.

TheBigMan0706
February 25th, 2010, 04:57 PM
You should be good to go... but if you have issues installing it, try uninstalling it and reinstalling it. Hopefully someone else will help you if that happens, because I don't have the time to type up what to do right now.

Thanks for the help pal n_n

HackMew
February 26th, 2010, 02:54 PM
I haven't really thought of that... How can I check?

FYI, it was written into one of my previous posts.


Checked it. It seems to me that I have DirectX 9.0c

Then you don't need to download, install or reinstall anything.