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After installing the DX9 SDK with the debug runtime I can switch between retail and debug D3D in the control-panel DirectX settings - great! But with the retail setting on, will programs still run max speed after doing a debug install as DxDiag shows many debug dlls, some of them appearing not to have non-debug versions of the equivalent DLLs?

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afaik when you swap to retail you actually act as if you are running retail. the debug .dlls that don''t have a retail equivilant are never actually called in retail version. but you have me thinking, i never actually have seen microsoft claim the retail with the sdk runs as fast as the retail you get without the sdk. that aside, i run in debug mode most of the time anyway. the performance loss is less than 10% (nearly the same as if they programmed DX using managed code) so if you have a fast enough computer... why waste time switching all the time (plus you can run a game of Heros or Civ or something while programming in between turns!)

Brett Lynnes

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