The DirectX 9 SDK (Software Development Kit) features updates to the DirectX SDK by Microsoft. This release includes samples, tools, software utilities and debuggers for both Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit platforms.
The Microsoft Developer Center includes additional documentation and helpfiles including a README for updates.
Installation Notes for Windows Vista:
Running Microsoft_DirectX_SDK.msi instead of setup.exe will require you to run it as administrator. If you install by using setup.exe instead of the MSI, you will be prompted for elevated permissions before the installation can succeed.
Installation Notes for All Platforms:
This SDK installs on Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista, Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit.
Features and improvements of DirectX SDK Download:
PIX: Usability Improvements
XNAMath C Math Library
New D3DCreateBlob Function
New Shader Reflection Method
DirectX Documentation Enhancements
DirectSetup no longer supports Windows versions older than XP SP2
Visual Studio 2010 Support
This DirectX SDK release contains updates to tools, utilities, samples, documentation, and runtime debug files for x64 and x86 platforms.
For additional information please see Microsoft DirectX Developer Center along with reviewing the Readme for last-minute updates.
Users wishing to install the DirectX runtime for the purposes of playing a game should instead install the DirectX Websetup. See related resources at the bottom of this page.
DirectX 9 SDK 9.29.1962 is licensed as Freeware for the Windows operating system / platform without restrictions. DirectX 9 SDK is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
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