Hi Dark,

Direct3D 10 is not available for download because it ships with
Windows Vista by default. The Direct3D 10 components are now apart of
the core Windows APIs, and updates can be gotten through Windows
update or through service packs. Since you are not running Vista you
can't get it through Windows update or download it separately since it
was never officially released for XP and earlier.


On 11/4/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> Hi David.
> Actually if you could test this I'd be very greatful, sinse the downloads
> I'm finding ar confusing me.
> Microsoft themselves don't seem to have direct x 10 for download, in fact
> the latest xp version i could find was a 9.0c update dated September of this
> year and marked for windows vista, 7 and xp.
> Yet, when i google according to this page
> http://www.directx10.net/archives/Directx-Download-Download-DirectX-10-for-Windows-XP.html
> microsoft only bought out direct x 10 on vista, and not even for windows 7
> which is going to have direct x 11 yet doesn't yet, so this page offers the
> old alpha version of direct x 10 which is supposed to make everything direct
> x related better even on vista.
> No I don't understand it either, however if you could test this alpha I
> located on a virtual box and let me know that would help a lot sinse the
> last thing I want to do is download an unstable alpha of direct x 10 without
> good cause.
> Beware the grue!
> Dark.

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