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Hello,gamers are reporting about a new Dirextx9 Update (available since November). They are reporting about a major performance boost in games such as warhammer. Today at work I asked my co-worker, who is a computer nerd, about the reports. He confirmed what they reported. He is gaming ego-shooter games and since he installed the new update his games got a major perormance boost -> +15-20FPS, significant shortend loading times and things like this.Unfortunately I do not know anybody who is gaming FS with the new update.1. Is here somebody who installed the new update and what are the results?2. Is it possible that an update can achive such perfomance boosts as the gamers reported?Thanks for infos

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HelloIt sounds like another case of the Flight simmers hardy perennial......Wishful thinking itis.This is a serious condition for Flight simmers as there is no known cure. Andy:-)

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Yeah,I'm certainly not going to say there isn't any gain to be had by the latest DX update without giving it a try. However, I will say that if I had a nickel for every time someone said they found some magic star dust that they sprinkled on FS2004 that suddenly given them a huge performance boost, which invariably turned out to be either completely false or forced you to make a large compromise in some form somewhere else... I'd be pretty wealthy.The best thing that I know of is and always has been to tweak your system to the nines and/or use FSAutoStart by Ken Salter.Of course I will download the latest DX9 update and install it, but holding my breath for a huge performance gain, I will not be.

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>Of course I will download the latest DX9 update and install>it, but holding my breath for a huge performance gain, I will>not be.Are you, guys, sure the install won't spoil anything in MFS?I'm not a software guru but since the MFS itself and all addons were installed and set on previous DX drivers, is there no chance to get things mixed up or erroring?Just asking. I'd give it a try too but I'm a bit afraid if it is worth it.Best regards,Rafal

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Jumping Jelly Beans! I musta fallen asleep fer a *hic* while. Diddnt regalize it was April 1 Already. *hih*hic*.

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I installed the update yesterday and haven't had any issues. Whether or not the update has done anything with the performance, I cannot tell. But it doesn't hurt to update DirectX9.

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Does anyone else have trouble installing the update. It seems dxwebsetup cannot download the actual update. Never had this problem before.

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Seems that link is only for Vista, I have XP Home.Is it possible this DirectX Update is only for Vista?Ken

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I don't know why the link would appear to be for Vista only to you, I posted the link in question(obviously) and I don't even own any version of Vista. I only have WinXP Pro 32-bit.

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Why doesn't MS not include any kind of version history with these updates?Absolutely no idea what this update contains..

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According to this web page... http://www.xmission.com/~legalize/book/dx9-update.htmlthere may not be a definitive 'changelog' or explanation of the changes, however..."The SDK docs give an overview of the changes in Direct3D for DX9, but the definitive list of changes is given by comparing the header files between the two releases. By doing this you will get an insight into every change between the two releases, not just those deemed important enough to mention on the "What's New" page in the docs."So, apparently you can get an overview of the changes if you download the DirectX SDK. However, I don't know if they release a new SDK every single time they release a new update.

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Dont't understand the confusion concerning XP.The site OneTimSoldier was kind enough to include states as follows:"The latest version of DirectX. This version works with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/2003/2008. DirectX is essential for the proper functioning of computer games, movies and various kinds of software that uses this technology.Good luck:RTH

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>Dont't understand the confusion concerning XP.>>The site OneTimSoldier was kind enough to include states as>follows:>>"The latest version of DirectX. This version works with>Windows 2000/XP/Vista/2003/2008. DirectX is essential for the>proper functioning of computer games, movies and various kinds>of software that uses this technology.>>Good luck:>RTHI applied the update from this site yesterday. Took about thirty seconds. There seems to be a slight improvement in texture load times on my system. I can't guarantee it will be an improvement for everyone as any improvement is always subjective but, at the very least, you shouldn't see any degradation in performance. As someone else said, there's no magic star dust that will transform FS so I wouldn't expect huge performance gains. Just my observations.Regards, Jeff

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I installed the update, and have had no ill effects. If there is an increase in performance, than it is added into the mix. I had no O.M.G.! experiences, but also...no bad ones either! :)Intel P4 550 3.4 MHzATI 1950 Pro 256 meg4 gigs of RAMCheers!Mitch

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Hi,Used to update DirectX at each new releases.Anyways I NEVER see a improvement in the game (same hardware used along all the DirectX updates)I wonder why thinking about improvements.FS9 was developed with a DirectX version of his time.I don't think so .. problems are still behind (and certainly not actually) so why a new DirectX release will suddenly improve the game?Reason why I update DirectX is new games are generally develloped with the latest version of DirectX and sometime they will not run with a anterior version (some differences in some ****.dll)IMHO.Cheers.

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Hi.I grabbed the dx updater from MS,but it keeps failing to install, and asks me to try later. well it's to days later now!does anyone have a Link for OneTimSoldier please.my English google just tells me it's spelt wrongly.Many thanks.

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Hi,Simply, click on the link and the explorer will bring you to the site (in any case Mozilla Firefox did it for me ;), the upgrade of DirectDX brings nothing, nothing good, nothing bad)Hugo

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Hugo, or anyone else.I get nothing with a search for "OneTimSoldier "in fact Google in both IE8 and Firefox both tell me I have spelt it wrong.if you are able to get it then clould someone Please post a direct link.Thanks.

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Still couldn't get it to work with dxwebsetup.exe. Did a bit of searching and stumbled upon this page.Downloaded that dxwebsetup, scanned it, appeared genuine, ran it, updated DirectX just fine. Saving it for future updates...

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Pardon me if this question sounds lame, but do I want to downgrade my Vista 64 to DX9 if I run DX10?Thanks for claryfing this one for me.Dom

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Dom, you won't be "downgrading" anything when you update your DirectX. Microsoft will see to that. Regards, KendallE8500@3.95/4GB/8800GT CH Yoke/Pedals/Saitek Throttle Dual Monitor: Dell 2405/1905

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