DeskScapes 8 wants DirectX 9

By on February 16, 2013 4:15:32 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

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When trying to install DeskScapes 8 on Win8 Pro x64 I get this message:

 

Microsoft DirectX Version 9c Update Required

Setup has detected the installed DirectX version requires updating.

Click OK to download and install DirectX...

 

Can this be right?

 

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February 16, 2013 4:26:07 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

This is because Microsoft do not ship the additional DirectX runtimes with the OS.  I will see if the message can be improved as it does initially feel strange.

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February 16, 2013 7:52:35 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I'm a bit hesitant to install DX 9 components on Win 8. Will the final version work with DX 11?

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February 16, 2013 8:30:48 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting ebeneezergeezer,
I'm a bit hesitant to install DX 9 components on Win 8. Will the final version work with DX 11?

It is perfectly safe to install the DX9 components on Windows 8 as they are helper dlls, they are not replacing any part of the OS.  Many games use these components and install them too, though perhaps with a nicer message.  If there were an issue you can be sure Microsoft would have blocked the installer running on Win8, though doing so would break many games that rely on the D3DX files!

DeskScapes 8 final will continue to use DirectX9 as this is the best choice for our needs.  Any DirectX 11 graphics card will run DirectX9 software.

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February 17, 2013 7:05:18 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Thanks for the information and the quick response. I'll give it a go...

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