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Mister Stewart

Should I upgrade to DX9?

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My computer currently has DX 8 on it. I was just wondering how much different is version 9 to 8? I''m not looking to take advantage of any new features of 9, I''m still at the stage where I''m just learning the basics of game programming. So with that in mind, is it worth upgrading? Thanks. "Dear MacGuyver, here is a paper clip, a rubber band and a straw - please save my dog."

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If you''re coding with DX 8 and not playing any games that need 9, I don''t see much point.

My computer has DX9 but I''m using the DX 8 SDK.

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Also, if you upgrade to DX9 and start using the DX9 interfaces, when you''re ready to use some of it''s new features, everything will already be set in place for you. You won''t have to update your code from DX8.


Dustin Franklin
Mircrosoft DirectX MVP

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