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Microsoft has released a December update for DirectX.

you can find it here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Im not really sure what it does but its usually good to have the latest version.
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post #2 of 31
Cool, thanks for linkey
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Looks like I didn't already have that... amazing!
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post #4 of 31
It looks more like an add-on than an update.
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post #5 of 31
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Looks like I didn't already have that... amazing!
Yea, it was just released yesterday. I was on tweakxp.com and saw it in their news.
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post #6 of 31
Can someone find out what this does?
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post #7 of 31
impossible to tell, lol
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post #8 of 31
Just installed it a couple minutes before this thread. Can't tell what it does.
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post #9 of 31
Wonder if it has anything to do with the 8800 cards... I'm downloading it right now.
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post #10 of 31
Looks like I was right! It's the first incarnation of D3D10 for XP!! Read it here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx/sdk/

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What's New in the December 2006 DirectX SDK

This version of the DirectX SDK contains the following new features, tools, and documentation.

Direct3D 10 RTM

The DirectX December 2006 SDK contains the first official release of Direct3D 10, the latest graphics platform from Microsoft. Developers can now publish and distribute Direct3D 10 applications and games that leverage all of the software and hardware features of Direct3D 10 in Windows Vista.

Applications that use D3DX10 must deploy with a DirectSetup redist.
New D3DX Functionality

This release adds several new D3DX functions including the following:

* The D3DX10LoadTextureFromTexture function (added to D3DX10) allows developers to copy texture to texture, perform pixel format conversions and filtering for Direct3D 10 resources.

* The D3DX10ProjectCubeMap function (added to D3DX10) projects a cube-map lighting environment on the SH basis. This function is just a D3DX10 version of D3DXProjectCubeMap.

* The D3DXSHMultiply2, D3DXSHMultiply3, ..., and D3DXSHMultiply6 functions enable the multiplying together of several spherical harmonic (SH) visibility functions. These five functions are availble in both D3DX9 and D3DX10.
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