I've noticed over the passed three or four days several of you have had
difficulties getting Microsoft DirectX installed. Most of it is
confusion over how the setup asks you to unpack files to the temp
directory and than manually run dxsetup.exe after the files are
unzipped. With this mind I want to switch to an installlation that is
easier and more intuative for you gamers in the future. I'm wondering
wich of the following you want me to try.
1. Instead of having gamers download and install the full runtime i can
use the Microsoft web setup tool which will detect which DirectX
components need upgraded or installed and will do this live from the
internet. The good news is it is very easy to use, not confusing, but
you should have a high speed internet connection to use it.
2. I can repack the installer with winzip self-extractor and force it to
run dxsetup.exe, and that might resolved the problem with the temp
3. Perhaps rather than either method I should just pack the Managed
DirectX components in the MOTA installer and forget about the rest. I'm
not sure if there are any compatibility issues with doing this, but I do
know the Microsoft license agreement frowns on doing this. On the good
side though is you'll get the files with install.
Any thoughts, suggestions, or comments?
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