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DirectX 9 9.29.1974

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DirectX 9 9.29.1974


The interface of DirectX 9 is very easy to describe, because in practice the program doesn't have one. Even the last version of DirectX 9, which is version number 9.29.1974, doesn't have an interface other than a window which shows information about your PC. This info consists of detailed descriptions of your system, display, sound and input. DirectX 9 may not have something like an interface, but in the meantime it offers a lot of integrated components that serve for different purposes. The application includes Direct3D which, evidently by the name, is used for drawing 3D graphics. It also has Direct2D used for older 2D graphics, but this type is still used by a number of games and media applications. DirectX Media is an important part of DirectX 9 because it includes multiple sub-components for streaming media, web interaction and web animation and also some other components used for higher level 3D graphics.

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The list of components integrated in DirectX 9 includes some other that expand the usefulness of this indispensable program. It includes DXGI which enumerates monitors and adapters or manages swap chains for Direct3D. There is also DirectWrite for fonts, XInput for communication with game controllers, mice, keyboards and joysticks, DirectSound for recording and playing sound and DirectSound3D for playing of 3D sound. There are some other components in DirectX 9 which make the app a must-have for every Windows user.


The main reason which you have to consider downloading DirectX 9 for is that the program is mandatory for older games and video and graphic programs, because they usually use one of the components of the app. The list of components is very long and they help in a number of situations, but you don't see them act, because the application and all of its elements are working quietly in the background. You understand that something is missing only when a program cries that your Windows version misses one of the DirectX 9 components.


  • Indispensable
  • Many components
  • Used by games and video apps


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Reviewed by: Evgeni Vasilev

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