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Post » Sun May 10, 2009 10:15 am

Okay, so I've installed Windows 7. So far so pwetty, but as I tried to run older projects (compiled games), it asked me for DX9 August 2008 release.

DX11 is not good enough? :(

Edit: err, this should be in Help stuff...
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Post » Sun May 10, 2009 10:16 am

No it's not. Microsoft like to cock things up a little.
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Post » Sun May 10, 2009 11:42 am

I am on Win7 right now. Just install the DirectX package that comes with Construct. It won't override your DX11.
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Post » Sun May 10, 2009 12:50 pm

I guess it's like the .net framework though it keeps improving, they are still somewhat independent to each other in the sense that softwares who use a certain version won't accept a newer one.. so you need to install all
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Post » Sun May 10, 2009 3:13 pm

So, yeah, I somehow got Construct to work, but not without issues:



Since Windows 7 are going to become the next standard (like XP replaced 98), I guess it would be wise to make Construct conform to Windows 7 a little. But let's wait a bit, it is just a release candidate still and maybe Microsoft will wisen up about some things...

Hopefully.

Anyway, bring 0.99 on! 8)
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Post » Sun May 10, 2009 3:15 pm

Mipey: did you run the full installer with the VC 2005 redist install?

Microsoft describes the August 2008 update as an "optional update" to DirectX 9, which makes things frustratingly complicated. DX11 does not mean you have optional updates for previous versions of DirectX. I was hoping they'd start fully including all the components... they might throw it in the final release... but argh, the headaches this has caused us. Stupid redistribution!
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Post » Sun May 10, 2009 3:20 pm

[quote="Ashley":26k0shm7]Mipey: did you run the full installer with the VC 2005 redist install?

Microsoft describes the August 2008 update as an "optional update" to DirectX 9, which makes things frustratingly complicated. DX11 does not mean you have optional updates for previous versions of DirectX. I was hoping they'd start fully including all the components... they might throw it in the final release... but argh, the headaches this has caused us. Stupid redistribution![/quote:26k0shm7]

Ah, lucky number 7, right ash? XD
I'm glad i did not have to go through vista crap, and sticked with xp. My girlfriend got it and it's realy slow and acward. I'll wait till 7 final relise and get myself new pc or laptop with it.
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Post » Sun May 10, 2009 3:21 pm

Don't forget to run the other installer that opens, for the redistributables.

Others have reported it working fine on Windows 7 after that.
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Post » Sun May 10, 2009 4:24 pm

Yeah, it works now, however that poses a question of convenience; would players have to download those optional redistributables as well in order to play the Construct games?
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Post » Sun May 10, 2009 4:29 pm

The Direct-X, yes.
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