will direct X work in vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by lowflyer, May 24, 2010.

  1. lowflyer

    lowflyer Guest

    Hello. My wife found a game at a garage sale. The game is called typing
    instructor for kids. This game says it requires direct x 8 for typing
    games. I am having trouble installing direct x and not even sure if it
    will work. This Machine is running vista home premium and any direction
    would be greatly appreciated.


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    lowflyer, May 24, 2010
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  2. lowflyer

    Mark Guest

    See if DirectX is already installed.Go to start button.Go to Run.Type in
    dxdiag.Hit OK.DirectX 11
    comes installed in Vista.Should tell you which version you have and how much
    video memory.......

    "lowflyer" <> wrote in message
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    > Hello. My wife found a game at a garage sale. The game is called typing
    > instructor for kids. This game says it requires direct x 8 for typing
    > games. I am having trouble installing direct x and not even sure if it
    > will work. This Machine is running vista home premium and any direction
    > would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    >
    > --
    > lowflyer
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >
     
    Mark, May 25, 2010
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  3. lowflyer

    Chuck Guest

    On 5/25/2010 10:14 AM, Mark wrote:
    > See if DirectX is already installed.Go to start button.Go to Run.Type in
    > dxdiag.Hit OK.DirectX 11
    > comes installed in Vista.Should tell you which version you have and how
    > much
    > video memory.......
    >
    > "lowflyer" <> wrote in
    > message news:...
    >>
    >> Hello. My wife found a game at a garage sale. The game is called typing
    >> instructor for kids. This game says it requires direct x 8 for typing
    >> games. I am having trouble installing direct x and not even sure if it
    >> will work. This Machine is running vista home premium and any direction
    >> would be greatly appreciated.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> lowflyer
    >> Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >>

    >

    There is an MS DX 9c update that is used for both visa and win7 which
    may be of some help. Occasionally, a game is coded such that it thinks
    it must have an exact older DX version, with no ability to accept newer
    versions, even though the newer version might work properly with the game.
    Vista and Win7 have DX already installed to at least the DX 10 level.
    The 9c update adds some older files that were not included in the DX
    version that came with Vista and Win7.
     
    Chuck, May 27, 2010
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