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BMG_Cya=- Mar 26, 2003 02:47 PM

DX9A, released,unreleased, now released
 
DX9A is back up on Microsoft's site. Supposedly, it was taken down due to a Cat 3.1 conflict. Now, it's back up.
Having just installed a new HDD last night, I'm a little
leery of trying it. Who's gonna be the guinea pig?:p

digitalwanderer Mar 26, 2003 03:08 PM

NOT IT!

**G.I.BRO** Mar 26, 2003 03:18 PM

I tired the first version that came out last night, and i was getting a lost signal to my monitor. Hopefully this will over write the older one, and will make it back to normal again.

The only way i was able to resolve this, was to uninstall my video drivers in safe mode, and reinstall upon reboot. It happened again this morning.

*sigh,
I dont feel like reformating tonight....
:(

SurfMonkey Mar 26, 2003 03:37 PM

The first issue of DX9.0a contains a bug that breaks the Cat 3.1's. As in they won't work at all with it.

So if you downloaded it yesterday or lastnight and you are running Cat 3.1's DON'T install it.

The version that's back up now fixes that issue.

**G.I.BRO** Mar 26, 2003 03:47 PM

Well, i had the 3.2's installed...
:hmm:

Oh well...
I'll give it a go tonight when i get home.

noodles Mar 26, 2003 04:58 PM

HeeHee

So does this mean the DX9.0a wasn't properly WHQL certified.

I know DX doesn't quite falll under WHQL cert., but it's still mighty funny.

Myrmecophagavir Mar 26, 2003 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by SurfMonkey
The first issue of DX9.0a contains a bug that breaks the Cat 3.1's. As in they won't work at all with it.

So if you downloaded it yesterday or lastnight and you are running Cat 3.1's DON'T install it.

The version that's back up now fixes that issue.

According to the front page that was untrue anyway.

BMG_Cya=- Mar 26, 2003 11:48 PM

I installed the latest version that they had on the website.
No ill-effects...so far. Nothing gained so far either,but,...:bleh:

BMG_Cya=- Mar 27, 2003 12:05 AM

Well, well,well....maybe a slight increase afterall.
Gained 400 points in 3D Mark 2001SE. That's a definite
gain, which could be because of DX9(a), or the fact that
I just did a fresh install of XP on a new HDD...hmmmm.
Either way, something is better than nothing.

HeartbreakKid Mar 27, 2003 02:30 AM

Where is the Redis of 9.0a???:bleh:I want it now!!!!!:D

SciDoctor Mar 27, 2003 03:38 AM

From the looks of it all they did was change the dxwebsetup.exe file , maybe there were problems with the download routines.
I have yet to see any dx file changes but haven't checked thoroughly enough.

CherryPopper Mar 27, 2003 04:08 AM

I installed 9.0a when it came out originally and have experienced no issues at all.. the major improvement seems to be a fix to windows messenger for me

SilentSnipeR Mar 27, 2003 04:47 AM

well, for some reason i've lost the ability to have AGP texturing enabled, and if I have fastwrites on in the bios, my computer has a fit when loading windows. very strange. A reformat is in order now :(

mabran Mar 27, 2003 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by SurfMonkey
The first issue of DX9.0a contains a bug that breaks the Cat 3.1's. As in they won't work at all with it.

So if you downloaded it yesterday or lastnight and you are running Cat 3.1's DON'T install it.

The version that's back up now fixes that issue.

Funny I've been running it with CAT 3.1's since it came out and haven't had any problems

mabran Mar 27, 2003 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by BMG_Cya=-
Well, well,well....maybe a slight increase afterall.
Gained 400 points in 3D Mark 2001SE. That's a definite
gain, which could be because of DX9(a), or the fact that
I just did a fresh install of XP on a new HDD...hmmmm.
Either way, something is better than nothing.

Well overall the CAT 3.2's which I just did a fresh install with have scored lower in 3Dmark2001se by 400 to 15342 from 15742 points but went up in 2003 by 50 points 4756 to 4806. Not too worried as games overall feel smoother with the 3.2's (not that there was a problem before) I don't know it just feels smoother for some reason. :)

I did the re-install to put in a new SATA drive and I will say they are sweet. I got sick of compatibility issues with the PATA adapters and just opted for the real thing instead.

DanCanovas Mar 27, 2003 06:01 AM

Does anyone know when the download for DX9a will be out cos my comp is not on the net at the moment! I think its the RE-dist version.


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