This software download for Microsoft Windows operating systems greater than 9x is the DirectX End-User Redistributable Runtime offered by Microsoft. Developers may include this version of DirectX 9.29 with their distribution according to the terms of the EULA, included with this download.
This version of DirectX 9 includes support for Direct3D, Vertex Shader 3.0, DirectDraw, DirectMusic, DirectPlay and DirectSound. Direct3D 9Ex, Direct3D 10, and Direct3D 11 are only available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 because each of these new versions was built to depend upon the new Windows Display Driver Model that was introduced for Windows Vista.
This DirectX Redist package includes support for multiple languages: Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Russian and so-forth.
From Microsoft:This download provides the DirectX end-user multi-languaged redistributable that developers can include with their product. The redistributable license agreement covers the terms under which developers may use the Redistributable. For full details please review the DirectX SDK EULA.txt and DirectX Redist.txt files located in the license directory.DirectX 9 9.29.1974
is licensed as Freeware
for the Windows operating system / platform without restrictions. DirectX 9 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
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