it is difficult to give a precise answer in a couple of words: the directx libraries are huge. However, the idea is that these libraries expose an api (a set of instructions) that allow game programmers to easily develop software. For example they don't have to deal with the particular aspects of each video card: that is done by directX and by the drivers.
What kind of functionality directX expose: for ex. you have an image and you need to move it. Passing appropriate parameters, directX will do that for you. Also there are implementations for sound, etc.
This is what one can do with directX. It is the bread and butter for game programmers that target Microsoft platforms. Make no mistake though: you don't get to do something till you spend some time studying.
Windows Vista. DirectX is an API, not a program, and as such it has no specific requirements. To use DirectX 10 hardware features, you need a capable video card.
DirectX 10.1 supports all DirectX 10.0 card, including the GMA X3100. However, DX 10.1 introduces new features that are not supported in the GMA X3100. Even NVIDIA hasn't released a card that uses 10.1 features yet.
DirectX 10 is the newest standard.
There is no need to download DirectX for Vista. it already bundles the latest version of DirectX.
DirectX 8.1 is old and unsupported. You would be better served by upgrading your directX.
There is no need to install DirectX 9 on Windows Vista. Vista already comes with a version of DirectX 9, known as "DirectX 9.0l".
DirectX is not about your operating system but it's about video card you have. Video cards available today support DirectX 11 and as far as you have drivers for such video card your will support DirectX. Make sure that you update DirectX.
DirectX 9.0c is not available for Windows 7; to actually install DirectX 9.0c, you would have to downgrade to Windows XP (any edition). In order to play games which require DirectX 9.0c without downgrading your installation of Windows, you must upgrade to DirectX 10.1 or later. DirectX 10.0 (initially included in Windows 7) did not include support for DirectX 9.0c, a decision that Microsoft ultimately repealed when DirectX 10.1 was released.
First open RUN then type DXDIAG then Directx diagnostic tool will appear then go to display. Below display there is Directx Features click it. Then enable the Direct draw Acceleration. Then TADA! you can play your warcraft now.
Not exactly. It doesn't support 11 directly, but 11 is backwards compatible with directx 10 (which the card originally came out with). So, it'll work with directx 11, just won't use the features only on that and not on 10
gta4 needs directx 9,10,11
just download the program called KMDXC(Just Google it). After downloading select directx 10 and click patch.
If you want to have DirectX 10 or maybe 11, you have to get a proper video card. DirectX support is not a software feature, it is defined by hardware you have.
DirectX 10 is included with Windows Vista. It does not work on Windows XP.
There is no version of DirectX 10 for Windows XP.
yes, directX 10 should be fine
The DirectX software may be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center site. By downloading the Direct SDK one will receive DirectX Runtime and all the software that is needed to create DirectX compliant applications.
Since the release of DirectX 8.0 graphics cards have used programs/instructions known as Shader Models to help interpret instructions on how to render graphics sent from the CPU to the graphic card. Many games are increasingly listing Shader Model versions in their system requirements.However these shader versions are tied to the version of DirectX that you have installed on your PC which is then in turn tied to your graphics card. This can make it difficult to determine if your system can handle a certain shader model or not.To determine the version of DirectX you have running:1. Click on the Start menu, then "Run".2. In the "Run" box type "dxdiag" (without the quotes) and click "Ok". This will open up the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.3. In the System tab, listed under the "System Information" heading you should see a "DirectX Version" listed.4. Match your DirectX version with the Shader version listed below.Once you've determined the version of DirectX running on your PC you can use the below chart to determine what Shader Model version is supported.Please note DirectX versions prior to DirectX 8.0 do not support shader models• DirectX 8.0 - Shader Model 1.0 & 1.1• DirectX 8.0a - Shader Model 1.3• DirectX 8.1 - Shader Model 1.4• DirectX 9.0 - Shader Model 2.0• DirectX 9.0a - Shader Model 2.0a• DirectX 9.0b - Shader Model 2.0b• DirectX 9.0c - Shader Model 3.0• DirectX 10.0* - Shader Model 4.0• DirectX 10.1* - Shader Model 4.1• DirectX 11.0* - Shader Model 5.0*DirectX 10.0 and higher will not run in Windows XPOne recommendation prior to installing a newer version of DirectX is to ensure that your graphics card supports that version of DirectX.
DirectX 10 is included with Windows Vista.
No NVIDIA 9600GT only supports DirectX 10..
Yes. Windows Vista includes DirectX 9.
You do not need to download DirectX 6.1. All versions of Windows from Windows 98 SE on up include DirecTX 6.1 or newer. If you have Windows 95, you should download DirectX 8.0a, available at the link below.
There is no need to download DirectX 3. Versions of DirectX up to DirectX 9 are backwards-compatible. So if you have one version, you can use games and programs that require a previous version. Besides, the DirectX 3 installerwasmeant to be used only on Windows 95, and would probably cause problems if installed on later versions.
Graphics cards typically support DirectX 10, have a number of pixel and vector shaders and also support OpenGL.