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Is it safe to install DX8 if I develop for DX7

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This might be a stupid question, but I''d rather be safe than sorry: I''m developping a 2D game using DX7 SDK, but I feel like playing too... Can I safely install DX8, or is there a risk that it will replace dll files that are specific DX7 SDK ?

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As far as I know, DX8 is still backwards compatible. Don''t worry about it.

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There will be no problems. You could even install the DirectX 8 SDK and you could still do DX7 development (as long as you keep the DX7 documentation).

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DirectX 8 does replace some files used by DirectX 7 because it has some DX7 bug-fixes. However, I''ve only had one problem with backward compatibility on a little 3D landscape engine I wrote long ago using DX7. For some reason, the version I compiled under DX7 wouldn''t run after I installed DX8, but when I recompiled the engine under DX8, it ran fine. I don''t even use DX8 for programming, but I always keep the SDK installed in case I ever change my mind.

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