DirectX

DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer 9.29.1974

Play Your Games The Right Way

DirectX 11 is the latest version of the free DirectX API collection for various platforms. This tool is used by many games from the late 1990s on all the way to more modern years. The most common versions are DX 7 through 11, and all of them have compatibility with different games and devices. For many games, running with DX rather than other graphics engines is the best choice. View full description

PROS

  • Does its work in the background
  • Variety of versions

CONS

  • Can be slower for some games
  • Overlapping versions can cause problems

DirectX 11 is the latest version of the free DirectX API collection for various platforms. This tool is used by many games from the late 1990s on all the way to more modern years. The most common versions are DX 7 through 11, and all of them have compatibility with different games and devices. For many games, running with DX rather than other graphics engines is the best choice.

For Players And Programmers

DirectX is just a collection of graphics APIs, so many players will not notice what it does until it spits out an error. Fortunately, DX itself rarely does, though other programming fixtures linked to it can. As a developer, DX can have a somewhat high learning curve, but no worse than other graphics engines.

Let's Be Direct

In the case of some games, you'll have no choice. DirectX will simply run itself as part of the game you're playing. Other games may let you choose between DX and other graphics options such as OpenGL. In general, DX is fastest and has the best compatibility on older or more obscure devices. OpenGL for example, on the other hand, makes the most of the latest technology innovations but can be very slow on platforms that do not run it well. Overall, if you have a choice, DX is a safe and stable one. Microsoft is the developer of this tool, and on its website you will find more information about it. 

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User reviews about DirectX

  • Gabe1e

    by Gabe1e

    "Pretty good"

    Pretty good. Installation is slow though. It has pretty good graphics and everything. More.

    reviewed on March 27, 2013

  • Grimwo1f

    by Grimwo1f

    "Thank You"

    i used the download link at top of site sorry i didnt dl the toolbar or the More.

    reviewed on April 14, 2012

  • MannanVeer Singh

    by MannanVeer Singh

    "Not installs"

    It Just Not Installs and says 'A cabinet file necessary for installation can't be trusted'. It Is Essential for Games an... More.

    reviewed on December 31, 2011

  • Protochaud

    by Protochaud

    "NOT helpful"

    All this did was stick Bing on my Firefox after I told it not to, and didn't even give me the directx download. I am not... More.

    reviewed on January 2, 2011