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xp and winx3d help please

Question: xp and winx3d help please

I went to the computer show and bought what I thought was going to be a great toy, a pair of powered 3d glasses, Zonica 3d glasses. I came home all ready to get to the 3d gaming and low and behold they are set up for Nvidia driver base. of course being the Rebel that I am i have an ATI radeon 9600 for all my gaming needs.. please, don't all hiss at me at once. Anyway, I went to load the included ati driver cd for the 3d part of my adventure and i get this nasty error msg "you must have directX8.1 to continue, please install it now".... wow, they even said please. well i have xp running on my 2600+ box and all loaded up with directX9.0b like a good little gamer should have. i am running the omega corner ati drivers that I believe has made my performance better but thats just me. My question if you have been reading along is. what do i do now, the winx3d site is gone, the new owners have stated they "may" release the drivers but we are still waiting on the jury on that one. can I back up to directX8.1 in xp? then install and then back to 9.0b? please help me if you can.


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Answer: xp and winx3d help please

Almost all games that use DirectX are compatible with newer versions of DirectX. I never had a game that demanded that I install DirectX unless the version on the machine was older than the one on the CD.

There is no easy way of removing DirectX to go back to an earlier version. There are sites that can help you, but there must be a better way.

I'd suggest just allowing the DirectX installation to proceed. I did this with one game and afterward ran dxdiag. I still had 9b and the files were untouched. The installation appears to have checked to see if a newer version existed.

PS. Running Radeon 9200 here. I don't like NVidia ;-)

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