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Anyone wondering why demos for recent games such as Battlefield 2142 aren't working need look no farther then their version of DirectX. People using a version earlier then the October 2006 version may have lots of problems with the game, and the game might not even run. As more and more games require the latest version of DirectX, it's probably a good idea to upgrade.
http://www.theinq.com/default.aspx?article=35307
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coolio, thanks, that explains alot
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Lol I remember getting a message that said i was mising some dx3dcfg.dll, or something like that. Then I reinstalled some updates and all was well.
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It might make blood money run faster (just got it today)

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that would explain why i got wierd artifact-esque things when i was playing blood money.
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This is news? It seems for common sense to me...
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I dislike that managed DirectX crap. To keep memory requirements low, I drag the required updated DX files into the game folders.

Ahh...I'm so stingy with my RAM!
     
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Uhhh...am I missing something? Wouldn't that be Directx 9d?
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When you install a new version of DX do you remove the old one or does it just take care fo that?

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When you install a new version of DX do you remove the old one or does it just take care fo that?

pink
The updates to DirectX add more and more files onto your computer. Every game uses different versions, so you can end up with hundreds of megabytes of DX files. If you play the right combination of games without rebooting, they all get loaded into memory.
     
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