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redistributing directx

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i have a question concerning the redistribution of directx. i've already read this (very helpfull-thanks!) document: http://members.gamedev.net/jhoxley/directx/DirectXForumFAQ.htm my question: is there a redistributable webinstaller - like dxsetup - which i can append to my application setup? the thing is, that i want to avoid directly embedding all the required files, as it nearly tripples the size of my package. it woul be nice to have an installer, that downloads the required packages on demand. simply pointing the user to the downloadlink for the end-user web-installer seems not very comfortable. thanks in advance!

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You don't need the whole redist.

In my somewhat old version of the SDK the redist license (in the \Documentation\License Agreements folder) says that the redist only needs to contain a handful of the files that are in the full redist. Specifically: DSetup32.dll, DSetup.dll, DXSetup.exe, DXupdate.cab and dxdllreg_x86.cab. That's under 3MB in total. Obviously you'll want to add in the appropriate cab for D3D (~13MB) and the D3DX version that you require (~2MB).

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb174600(VS.85).aspx for details.

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