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[Tech Help] Just a reminder folks... drivers and DirectX

Discussion in 'UO Enhanced Client Discussion' started by Basara, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Basara

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    1. Make sure you have the most up to date driver for your video processor. It DOES make a difference.

    2. DirectX hasn't been updated through Windows Update since about the time Windows XP was released. Most of you WILL need to go download the most recent Direct X End-User Runtime from Microsoft's web page, as they update that Direct X EURT about every 2-4 months. Getting that up to date will often have even a bigger impact than the driver.

    Trust me - KR looked a 1000 times crappier than it really was, until I did the Direct X update. SA will probably have similar issues, especially for those who never tried KR (as many KR players got into the habit of routinely checking microsoft for a directX update)
     
  2. What is the latest version of Direct X, and what is the easiest way to check our version?
     
  3. Cloak&Dagger

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    That is what I was thinking...the normal command to check directx didn't work on vista...or maybe I am typing it wrong.
     
  4. Wolfways

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    Your version is on the bottom of the system tab in a dxdiag.
     

  5. I've got Windows Vista... it's not in the system tab. But thanks to Wolfways, I did find it by typing dxdiag.exe into the search bar. My version is DX 10... wish it gave more info, such as when it was last updated.
     
  6. DevilsOwn

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    also have Vista (harder to find things, isn't it?) anyway, poking around, would the hilighted part be the latest update to the driver?

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  7. Hmm.. that must be the latest version info. Mine says 10.1, and I know that I have version 10 loaded... and since you have version 9 loaded, you need to update.

    I just checked Microsoft's home page, the DirectX links you to version 9.26.1590

    Not sure, but I seem to recall that DirectX 10 is only included with Vista (and now Windows 1).
     
  8. DevilsOwn

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    yeah, I wondered about that too, since the first page says this:

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  9. Wolfways

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    Ah sorry about that. I know nothing about vista...actually i don't know anything about pc's in general :p
     
  10. No problem... turns out, updating Vista to the latest version isn't as easy as it should be... even determining if we have the latest version isn't so straight forward.
     
  11. Crysta

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    I have to advise caution in this process I think.. make sure beforehand that your graphics card and such can handle DX10 before installing it.. I haven't personally seen what can happen to a system that has it installed that can't handle it, but i'd expect it to not be pretty.