What is DirectX 9?

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Microsoft DirectX (all versions) is a set of application program interfaces that allows programmers to code for hardware devices without previously knowing which hardware will actually reside on any given machine. The DirectX program does this by using a middle-man interpreter that interprets generalized commands into commands tailored for the hardware that is installed on the machine that the application is running on. Each new version of DirectX adds to the library of interfaces that the translator can translate to.

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How do you install directx 9.0c on Windows Vista?

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".

Will Windows Vista work with DirectX 9?

Yes. Windows Vista includes DirectX 9.

Why would one download the Windows DirectX 9 software?

When a person is gaming (ie. World of Warcraft, Far Cry 3, Dead Space 1, 2, or 3) it seems that Windows DirectX 9 works better than the current DirectX software out today. You get slightly better performance using DirectX 9 which is important to PC gaming. Also, there have been many reported crashes on such games as Far Cry 3 when running with the current DirectX software today. DirectX 9 doesn't have as many crash reports.

How do i install directx 9 because when it installs it always says setup could not download file please retry later or check network connection what do i have to do?

Okay, the normal download for directx 9 doesnt really have directx 9 in it, its supposed to download the files it needs when you run the setup. But it doesnt always work that way. What you need to do is download the "redistributable" version. The redistributable directx download is intended for software developers to package directx with their products, if their product uses directx that is. This version has everything it needs to install directx even with no internet connection & should work much better for you. It is linked below. It should be noted that the redistributable directx is often included on PC game install discs. If you have a recent title close at hand, you may look on it for a "directx" or "addon" folder.

Can you downgrade itunes version 10 to 9?

No. Nor is there any need to. Windows Vista (the only operating system that can run DirectX 10) also includes DirectX 9 for backwards-compatibility.

Where do you download DirectX 3.0?

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.

What DirectX version is required to support Aero Glass?

A DirectX 9 or better graphics card is required to use the Aero Glass interface.

Where can you download direct3d?

Google "Download DirectX 9"

Does Windows XP include DirectX 9?


What is dx9?

DX9 is a shorter version of the word DirectX 9. There are different ones like DirectX 8 but DirectX 10 is the most popular today. If you want more information on it just type it in on or look it up on

Is Windows XP greater than Windows DirectX 9.0?

Windows XP is an operating system. DirectX 9 is an API framework for gaming and multimedia programs. DirectX is a componentof Windows operating systems from Windows 95 to Vista.

How do you uninstall DirectX?

There is no ways to uninstall DirectX, it is integrated as a part of graphical sub-system of the Microsoft's operation systems. Officially, the way to uninstall DirectX is to either use System Restore to roll back to the time when you still did not have this version of DirectX on your system, or to reinstall your system and then not install DirectX 9. Many third party uninstallers are also available but most of them are buggy, if you use one, use it carefully.

Intel 82865g graphics controller a directx 9 graphics card?


How do you run games that requires directx 9.0c?

download and install direct x 9 -_-

Is nvidia riva tnt2 model 64 model 64 directx 9.0c compatible?

No. You may be able to use it with a DirectX 9 game, but the hardware does not support it, so you would have to use software rendering.

What is better directx 9.0c or directx 10?

DirectX 10 is the newest standard.

How do you download directx with vista?

There is no need to download DirectX for Vista. it already bundles the latest version of DirectX.

How are you supposed to get directX 8.1?

DirectX 8.1 is old and unsupported. You would be better served by upgrading your directX.

Can Garrys Mod run on Windows Vista 64 bit?

Yes, and no. On certain versions of Vista, it will run fine. On some, it seems to not be able to run in DirectX 9. It'll run on any other DirectX level, though.

Does Counter Strike Condition Zero require DirectX 9?

even lower... I think its requires Dx7

How to get DirectX x9.0c on a Windows 7 computer?

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.

Is directx 10 compatible with windows 7 or xp?

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.

What is direct-x 9?

DirectX is software that allows for 2D and 3D animations as well as for sound effects. The most current version is DirectX 11. Without it, there would be no ability to play any of todays new games, or watch videos on the computer.

Does an Intel 865G graphics chipset qualify as a DirectX 9 card?

Technically yes, although the performance is quite bad.

Do you need a graphics card to play Counter Strike Source?

you need a DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card