New DirectX?



Just asking

Does anyone know when the new version of DirectX will be available? I think the latest DirectX is 8.1....And if anyone knows, will it be available for use with Windows XP?


Bow Down to the King
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I read some where that it was coming out with SR-1, which is due to ship end of summer (as it is being beta tested now).

Electronic Punk

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DirectX9 is going into testing very soon. It will only really benefit games that are designed using the extra instructions that it will create.

SR-1 is service release one and is apparently not on Microsofts roadmap, ,however I do believe a service pack will eventually be released, whether Microsoft will repackage with eh patches integrated remains to be seen...


I really don't want to step on anyones toes but MS would never release DirectX in a Service Pack. There would be to much public out cry.

Also it's another thing for the Anti-Trust people to get angry over. But all that said MS is includeding those new technologies into Service Pack 1... so I really doubt they included DirectX, but it could happen.

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