DirectX 7 Vista compatible?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by daztrue, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. daztrue

    daztrue Guest

    From searching the forums I've found that it's a common problem to find games
    that were fine pre-Vista throwing up error messages due to the requirement of
    DirectX 7 - despite later versions already being installed.

    I've already installed dxsetup.exe from Microsoft's Download Center, which
    claims to be backwards compatible from v9.0c, although I've read elsewhere
    that versions 7 and/or 8 are not included.

    There are various opinions about whether or not Vista is DirectX
    7-compatible. I'm trying to find a definate answer, and if so, where is the
    best place to find it?
    daztrue, Jan 19, 2010
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    Chuck Guest

    The problem with some apps is the method used to detect the DX version, not
    the version itself.
    IE DX7 or later instead of DX7 only. There were app specific fixes when it
    was a more common problem.
    Chuck, Jan 19, 2010
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