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10-07-2002, 07:26 PM
hey can u guys get directx on ur site?

OldVersion.com Admin
10-07-2002, 08:10 PM
What would be the purpose? DirectX is usually the newer the better, no? Or am I missing something?


OldVersion.com Admin
10-07-2002, 08:35 PM
DirectX has been added.

Follow the links at http://www.oldversion.com/

to download it.

10-09-2002, 07:29 AM
Hi, i'm not the person who requested DirectX I do not see a reason for you to have it because you can ealy find older versions just by searchig in google.com

But to answer your question why would people need a older version of directx? it's because the newer the DirectX the more incompatible it becomes with older hardware. I downloaded DirectX 8.1 only to find that Direct3D would not work anymore because my video card was to old. The list can go on and on of problems you might have due to having older hardware.

02-16-2003, 07:02 PM
DirectX9 has now been released


so a download of 8.1b and 8.1 would be appreciated :)

02-28-2003, 03:34 AM
DirectX 8.1b
For Windows 98/ME:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/Dir...-US/DX81eng.exe (http://download.microsoft.com/download/DirectX/Update/8.1b/W98Me/EN-US/DX81eng.exe)
Windows 2000:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/Dir...S/DX81NTeng.exe (http://download.microsoft.com/download/DirectX/Update/8.1b/NT5/EN-US/DX81NTeng.exe)

03-27-2003, 08:07 PM
Is there a 8.1 for XP?

03-28-2003, 08:06 AM
Originally posted by SlimBrady02@Mar 27 2003, 08:07 PM
Is there a 8.1 for XP?
I don't know if it would work, so no (as far as I know).

06-24-2003, 01:23 PM
Can anyone tell me where I can download...
MS DirectX 8.1

The MS website no longer has it !

06-24-2003, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by mac@Jun 24 2003, 12:23 PM
Can anyone tell me where I can download...
MS DirectX 8.1

The MS website no longer has it !
check the MS website, link enclosed
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=db685892-afc4-40e3-bad0-d4db291a8095&displaylang=en)

and for every other version of DirectX, and DirectX-SDK, check too the MS website, link below
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search....andTopList=true (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?DisplayLang=en&CategoryID=2&ExpandTopList=true)

06-26-2003, 01:50 AM
I have Direct X 8.0 but not 8.1

06-26-2003, 05:12 AM
I have Direct X 8.0 but not 8.1
right, and the first link i posted is to 8.1

DirectX 8.1 Redistributable for Software Developers
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=db685892-afc4-40e3-bad0-d4db291a8095&displaylang=en)

12-08-2003, 02:10 AM
ya older software can require direct show 6 also

12-08-2003, 06:16 AM
Originally posted by defragthis@Dec 8 2003, 03:10 AM
ya older software can require direct show 6 also
Right, but it "should" be able to use the newer versions without problem.

12-11-2003, 01:59 AM
that's bout it..id appreciate it :D

12-11-2003, 11:58 AM
Check the archives, past posting and you would find an answer there, just dont post a request without attempting to search first, since the answer is in the archive. With links directly to the files. This would have saved you from waiting for a reply.

http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?a...33&hl=directx+8 (http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=333&hl=directx+8)

04-13-2004, 03:15 PM
Program Name: DirectX
Website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx
Current version: 9.0b
Desired versions: 5.0
Description: Advanced suite of multimedia application programming interfaces (APIs).

I am requesting DirectX v5.0, thanks!

04-13-2004, 03:21 PM
DirectX v5 (ftp://ftp.clara.net/pub/pc/win95/updates/directx5.zip) (5.45megs)

04-13-2004, 03:26 PM
Wow!! that was a pretty darn quick reply!!! But why doesn't someone upload it here on Oldversion.com? I do see that it's oddly larger than v6.0, though.

04-13-2004, 03:33 PM
Microsoft has a tendency of adding and removing features, plus re-organizing code and changing the installer can lead to differences in filesizes.
I can't say why its' not been added to the main site.

04-13-2004, 03:38 PM
OK, I gotcha. When I understand how to submit a file, would it be alright if I were to upload it?

04-13-2004, 03:43 PM
Since the board now has a link for v5, I think if the admins wanted to add the file they could easier then it would take for you to email it. This would save you from spending time uploading the file. Plus simply uploading a file does not add it to the available downloads. They need to be added by the admins.
I won't say not to upload it, but the link is available for them as well if they chose to add it. That's your choice if you want to.
E-mailing files is good for when the file is on a local machine and not available to link to, then it works well when you submit it to the site.

04-13-2004, 03:59 PM
Well, I just those admins decide to upload it within the next few days, otherwise, I'll send it.


04-14-2004, 09:11 PM
I found a pretty rare version 5.2 of DirectX that's reasonably small (3.49 megs) (http://w3.arizona.edu/~arg/arena/dx52eng.exe) I suppose it's v5.2, although, the installer seems to say "DirectX 5." I guess since the mod stated that it's easier for the admins to upload files as a link, this should suffice.

07-29-2004, 01:14 PM
I think oldversion.com should get the different versions of DirectX, cuz I bought a VERY old game and want to play it so I installed 9.0b and it wouldnt work cuz it didnt contain 3.0a settings or something and I cant find them anywhere and the ones on the CD didn work

07-29-2004, 03:38 PM
Old Version does have some older versions of Directx 6.0, 7.0, 8.0a, 8.1, 9.0a on their main page.

Reading How To Request an App (http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=1585) would have told you to do a search and if the version you seek hasn't been requested just add your request to an older post for a the program of the same name.

Directx 3.0a (ftp://ftp.lucasarts.com/demos/pc/dirx3a.exe)

doug ryan
03-04-2005, 06:35 PM
ive got 3D bug attack and 3D bubble burst from cosmi and im on win xp home ed. but they wont run ,im getting error mess saying i need directx 5.0 or newer to run these games, i have tried dx6 and newer but still same message anyone know wher i can get direct x 5.0.

straight talker
03-04-2005, 06:52 PM
please read and follow the pinned topic HOW TO REQUEST AN APP and add the details as per that topic ,also before making requests be sure to search the forums to see if it has been requested and answered before, a quick search threw up this that you may want to read

09-12-2005, 08:09 PM
there one to download? i cant find any =p. googled it but......im not good at that stuff hehe. so if anyone finds out where tell me.

09-12-2005, 08:21 PM

09-12-2005, 08:33 PM
lol ill hav to do my homework if i dont get this.

the gaffer
09-13-2005, 05:35 AM
firstly you should always follow the pinned topic HOW TO REQUEST AN APP at the top of this forum and always do a search before posting incase the title has been requested and answered before in which case it has, http://www.oldversion.com/talk/archive/index.php?t-1776.html in this thread there is this link http://w3.arizona.edu/~arg/arena/dx52eng.exe which is still functional but i havent verified it. searching before posting almost always finds an answer to most questions/requests without you having to wait and saves having multiple threads on the same subject.

03-07-2006, 01:37 PM
I'd like to get hold of DirectX 1.0, perhaps the SDK that came with it, perhaps even earlier versions? Why? Well, just for novelty value, really. :-) I heard there's a weird clown demo that came with it. Anyone know how I can get it?

03-19-2006, 04:59 PM
DirectX 1.0DirectX 1.0. 4.02.0095, September 30th, 1995. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX