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...uh, isn't DirectX used for many games?
Keywords : on this site. I don't see many on these forums working on DirectX accelerated games.
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post #12 of 30
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Keywords : on this site. I don't see many on these forums working on DirectX accelerated games.
Umm.... you're kidding, right? Any game that is rendered with Direct3D uses DirectX and it is always a good idea to keep it up to date. DirectX is what handles Direct3D, DirectSound, DirectInput, and so fourth. Only 3D applications rendered with OpenGL do not use Direct3D, but they still may use DirectSound and DirectInput.
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Umm.... you're kidding, right? Any game that is rendered with Direct3D uses DirectX and it is always a good idea to keep it up to date. DirectX is what handles Direct3D, DirectSound, DirectInput, and so fourth. Only 3D applications rendered with OpenGL do not use Direct3D, but they still may use DirectSound and DirectInput.
My point is i don't see the few members that are programmers actively using 3D much. It's usually musty old database work from what i gather.
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I think he means people actually MAKING DX games, not playing them.
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My point is i don't see the few members that are programmers actively using 3D much. It's usually musty old database work from what i gather.
Yes, but the DirectX libraries are what all the games and programs based on it use, and this download just updates the libraries, not the developer SDK or anything like that.
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post #16 of 30
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Yes, but the DirectX libraries are what all the games and programs based on it use, and this download just updates the libraries, not the developer SDK or anything like that.
Thats going against your argument earlier... Are you agreeing that many of us won't use this but its nice to know or aren't you?
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post #17 of 30
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Thats going against your argument earlier... Are you agreeing that many of us won't use this but its nice to know or aren't you?
OK, this is not an SDK or anything for programmers. It is for the end user. It is a DirectX update for end users, not developers.
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post #18 of 30
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OK, this is not an SDK or anything for programmers. It is for the end user. It is a DirectX update for end users, not developers.
This is a redistributable. Redistributable are made for developers to package with their software to ensure it works properly. That is the main purpose, and hence the name.

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post #19 of 30
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This is a redistributable. Redistributable are made for developers to package with their software to ensure it works properly. That is the main purpose, and hence the name.

7,000th post.
Whatever. Bottom line is that it updates the end user's DirectX setup.
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post #20 of 30
This is the worst arguing ive seen in a while. He was saying no one here is doing games, although most play them. You are saying its only for end users but its not.
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