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DirectX 9 SDK

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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Feb 4, 2012
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DirectX 9 SDK Review

Fernando Ortega
DirectX 9 Software Development Kit 2010/2011
A review of DirectX 9 SDK by Fernando Ortega

The DirectX 9 SDK (Software Development Kit) features updates to the DirectX SDK by Microsoft. This release includes samples, tools, software utilities and debuggers for both Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit platforms.

The Microsoft Developer Center includes additional documentation and helpfiles including a README for updates.

Installation Notes for Windows Vista:
Running Microsoft_DirectX_SDK.msi instead of setup.exe will require you to run it as administrator. If you install by using setup.exe instead of the MSI, you will be prompted for elevated permissions before the installation can succeed.

Installation Notes for All Platforms:
This SDK installs on Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista, Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit.

Features and improvements of DirectX SDK Download:

  • PIX: Usability Improvements
  • XNAMath C Math Library
  • New D3DCreateBlob Function
  • New Shader Reflection Method
  • DirectX Documentation Enhancements
  • DirectSetup no longer supports Windows versions older than XP SP2
  • Visual Studio 2010 Support

Compability and license

DirectX Software Development Kit is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from programming software without restrictions. DirectX Software Development Kit 9.29.1962 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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  1. DirectX 9 SDK Download
  2. Freeware Programming Software
  3. Major release: DirectX 9 SDK 9.29
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Compatibility with this DirectX development software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Microsoft. This download was signed by Microsoft Corporation and distributed as DXSDK_Jun10.exe.

DirectX 9 SDK has been picked by our editors as very good.
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