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DirectX8.1 CD for those who want it

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DrunkenHyena    805
G''day! I know there are a lot of people who want the SDKs on a CD, whether it''s because they re-install periodically and want it handy or they don''t have high-speed internet or whatever. Microsoft has stated that there will NOT be a 8.1 CD made available by them. If you''d like a copy of the SDK on CD, send me an email I''ll have to check shipping costs and such, but it''ll be $5 or less within North America. If you''re outside North America and want a copy let me know and I''ll find out what it''ll cost. [Edited by - DrunkenHyena on January 3, 2006 6:06:57 PM]

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JD    208
I appreciate what you''re doing I''m downloading the sdk right now (around 30megs so far and fingers/toes crossed) but if I get cutoff I will think about your offer. Interestingly, getright won''t pick it up. Earlier today, I downloaded 133megs of platform sdk core and once about halfway I got cutoff and had to babysit the computer so I wouldn''t get cutoff next time. It was a 9 hour download on my 56k modem. Wish MS would implement a resume feature into the installer. Incidentaly, the core sdk comes with docs also so you don''t have to have subscription with ms. For main entrance to docs look up "platsdk.*" file. I''m really impressed by GDI+ though. Transform functions made it into win98. The whole gdi+ is object based with inheritance and looks like it''s easier to use. If you''re on win98/Me don''t forget to download gdiplus.dll redist. file from ms site. Enough of my ramblings, I''m hitting the bed and when I wake up I better be still connected

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BA    122
Hey, where can I find DirectX 8.1 for download. On Microsoft's site I found only 8.0a. Or this is the one you call 8.1?

Oops, I found it, sorry for the inconvenience

Edited by - BA on November 12, 2001 4:09:36 AM

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Vlion    151
Where do I sign...

Yeah.

I want that CD.

I can even send you the CD + jewel case.

No WAY am I d/ling the DX SDK
~

I came, I saw, I got programmers block.
~V''''lion

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DrunkenHyena    805
G'day!

I don't trust those crappy cardboard mailing sleeves, I've had a number of CDs get damaged, so I'm going to use a padded envelope.

It's going to be $5 US within Canada or the United States. If you live anywhere else, let me know and I'll check what rates I can get.

I'll take payment from PayPal (preferred) or International Money Order (make sure it says it's 'International' or I can't cash it). Non-Canadian personal cheques have a $5 service fee attached and take a while to clear, so I don't want to take them.

I don't have an international price yet, but it looks like it might be a fair bit, I'll check with some couriers too if it looks bad, who knows.

Send me an email and we can get all the details worked out. I'm not expecting a large number of orders, so turn-around time should be pretty quick, especially if you use PayPal.




[Edited by - DrunkenHyena on January 3, 2006 6:35:39 PM]

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ncsu121978    1344
I too think this might be illeagle. I am not real sure but it sounds like it is. Not trying to be an ass just trying to help look out for you b/c i would hate for someone to get in trouble with something like that.
It is a good idea and indeed a service to those who need it though.

"I pity the fool, thug, or soul who tries to take over the world, then goes home crying to his momma."
- Mr. T

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DrunkenHyena    805
G''day!

I''m not selling the SDK, it is freely available. All I''m doing is charging for the cost of materials and shipping. All told I think I end up with a buck for personal effort, not too unreasonable.

I am contacting Microsoft to get their impression on it.


Stay Casual,

Ken
Drunken Hyena

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KalvinB    102
If you''re good enough maybe Bill Gates will buy you out and then destroy your equipment.

From the EULA

DESCRIPTION OF OTHER RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS.
- Not For Resale Software. You may not resell, or otherwise transfer for value, the Product.

Attempting to make a profit off of another person''s creation doesn''t have to be illegal. It''s just wrong no matter how evil the company is. If the cost is just to cover your expenses (not including labor) then MS won''t care but if you''re making a buck off of their work they can take you to court.

I''m downloading 8.1 now. I''ll have it uploaded, sorted and browsable in the tricks section at my site later tonight.

Ben

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