> - Will installing DX9 slow anything down / affect anything?
> - Doesn't this cancel out the benifits of the new DirectX/WDDM structure?
Running DirectSetup will not install any runtime bits onto Windows Vista. It
will install various optional components such as D3DX9. As such, you should
run it during setup. You could also try running the DirectX End-User Runtime
Web Installer http://www.microsoft.com/directx
If the application requires DirectPlay Voice or Direct3D Retained Mode, it
just won't work on Windows Vista.
> - Is there a way to trick games into thinking DX9 is installed when it
If there is bad code in the installer that makes dumb version checks, then
you can try running the setup with the "Compatabiltiy Mode" shortcut option
to try to trick it into running the thing correctly.
SDE, Game Technology Group
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