Hi Dark,

Only some of the newer DirectX components like XAudio, Xaudio2, and
XInput will run on Windows XP. All of the graphical components like
Direct3D 10 and Direct3D 11 require Windows Vista or Windows 7. The
latest version of DirectX that will run on Windows XP is June 2010.
Its a mixture of DirectX 9, 10, and 11 components compatible with XP,
Vista, and Windows 7.However, as I said Direct3D 10 and Direct3D 11
will not run on XP. Its too old. If you are worried your DirectX is
out of date I suggest going to
and get the web installer for DirectX 9.0c (June 2010) which will
upgrade whatever components it can that are out of date.


On 11/4/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> I was wondering if someone could help with this.
> It occurred to me that with what Tom said about how direct x 10 was
> essentially the same as 8 apart from it's graphics handling, This bug that
> prevents the finder from speaking on Airik the clerric when run on windows
> xp could be because the people running xp who've tried it (myself included),
> have versions of direct x earlier than 10. Airik does afterall use a
> graphical framework for the games' objects (though with invisible graphics,
> yes, this is odd but it's the way the games' been designed).
> Is there a way to check what version of direct x I'm running?
> I've checked in add/remove programs and windows components, but there was
> nothing there. I also tried typing directx into windows run box, but that
> just lead me into the directx folder in system32.
> Is there a way to check my version of direct x? And if it is wrong, will
> direct x 10 even run on windows xp.
> Any thoughts?
> Beware the Grue!
> Dark.
> ---

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