Direct X 9.26.1590

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Post » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:03 am

Just a heads up, seems there is an update for Direct X.
[url:18u735m0]http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/resultsForCategory.aspx?displaylang=en&categoryid=2[/url:18u735m0]
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Post » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:27 pm

It's the March 2009 update to DirectX as a whole. They release them every few months, but never change the version number from 9.0c, so people think they have the latest version when they don't. :P
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Post » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:48 pm

They really should change the damn version number to stop confusion, idiots heh.
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Post » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:09 pm

I just wish they would include it in with the standard windows update, heck they put everything else in there.
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Post » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:43 pm

Yeah, seeing as Direct-X is such a big platform now they really should be including it in Windows update; it's probably the leading cause of problems end users have with Construct, and although easily remedied, it shouldn't exist.
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Post » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:18 pm

Drivers, too. Old video card drivers cause things to glitch up due to driver bugs. I think Vista/7 are better at telling you about new drivers, but I don't think they auto-update DirectX. Another big pain is the C++ library DLLs. Since they have to be manually installed by the user, working out how to distribute Construct-made EXEs without installers and keeping a small filesize has been a massive pain.
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Post » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:24 pm

[quote="Ashley":223ap95o]It's the March 2009 update to DirectX as a whole. They release them every few months, but never change the version number from 9.0c, so people think they have the latest version when they don't. :P[/quote:223ap95o]

Does it make sense why they normally don't change the 9.0c-part?
Perhaps they have added a feature that was big enough to enhance the version numbering?
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Post » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:35 pm

I don't know their reasoning, but it makes things rather overcomplicated. It'd be far easier to just incriment the letter after 9.0, even if the builds aren't major.
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Post » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:04 pm

I think 9.0c refers to the core engine. The things they keep updating are now external libraries not technically part of the core engine. It's still a massive pain though.
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Post » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:01 am

Microsoft aren't bad people... they are just massive idiots.

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