Thread: DirectX 9.0c header & libs

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    DirectX 9.0c header & libs


    Because I am far away from modern civilianization (I mean I have a very slow connection) and I am not able to download the complete DirectX 9.0c SDK (which contains samples and it is too big )

    I wonder if there is any link that contains only the header files and libs of DirectX 9.0c?

    I use surface sprite loading for transparency
    - sprite_handler->Begin(D3DXSPRITE_ALPHABLEND); -

    Moreover, I need that version (I think that DirectX 9.0b would do the job but none older than that)

    I use MS Visual Studio 6 ( C/C++)


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    Normally it's not allowed to distribute any files included in the SDK separately (however you might find these files somewhere).

    The DirectX SDK is usually shipped with PC-magazines like CHIP or similar, so you don't have to download it.

    To summarize things, the following developer package and DX SDK versions are fully compatible:
    - DirectX 9.0 SDK Update (Summer 2003) and Visual C++ 6.0 (SP5)
    - newer DirectX SDK updates need Visual Studio .NET 2002 or newer, furthermore the Platform SDK, in order to use DirectShow functionality.

    The last DX SDK which was fully compatible with VC++6 was the Summer 2003 update. With DirectX SDK 9.0 June 2005 and newer, some projects will compile again with VC++6, in case you use only the graphic APIs, including the D3DX library!

    You'll get linker errors when integrating other interfaces (e.g. DirectInput, DirectSound, DirectMusic).
    DirectShow was moved from DirectX with the April 2005 SDK update, it is now contained in the Platform SDK, and MS discourages developers from using it (brave new world!).
    The Platform SDK can be downloaded here (it's huge, but you can select the desired packages, about 20-25 Mb/package):

    It seems to be sure that future DirectX SDK versions won't cooperate with VC++6.0, so Visual Studio .NET 2002 or newer is needed. One more thing: the Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 is freely downloadable ( ), it contains the same compiler as included in the Visual Studio .NET 2003! Unfortunately it doesn't contain the IDE, either the Platform SDK.

    I hope this helps! Have fun.

  3. #3
    Information Crocodile
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    Im currently downloading DirectX sdk for a 3 days now im almost done. 179 mb of 210 mb already. Its wont take you that long to download this thing.

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