Where is the DirectX SDK (2015 Edition)?

As noted on MSDN, the DirectX SDK is deprecated. The June 2010 release is the last release, and “DirectX” is now part of the Windows SDK. There are really only three scenarios where you should continue to use the old DirectX SDK: You have code (or perhaps an older book) that makes use of D3DX9, D3DX10, D3DX11, or…

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GDC 2014

In addition to the DirectX 12 announcement this week at the Game Developers Conference, there are also a number of sponsored sessions some of which I’ll be presenting. Hope to see you there. Update: a blog post with the details of the announcement is now available along with some videos of the related talks. ID@Xbox Introduction…

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Where is the DirectX SDK (2013 Edition)?

See also “Where is the DirectX SDK (2015 Edition)?” At BUILD 2013 last week, Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 Preview, Visual Studio 2013 Preview, and the Windows SDK for Windows 8.1 Preview (included in the VS 2013 Preview). Note that RTM was released on October 17th, 2013. As with the Windows 8.0 SDK, the Windows…

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DirectX 11.1 and Windows 7 Update

As of today, IE 10 for Windows 7 has been officially released. IE10 for Windows 7 includes portions of the DirectX 11.1 runtime for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 via KB 2670838. Full technical details of what’s included in KB 2670838 are covered on MSDN. The primary difference…

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DirectX 11.1 and Windows 7

Windows 8 includes an updated “DirectX 11.1 Runtime” that supports Direct3D 11.1, updates Direct2D and DirectWrite, DXGI 1.2, and a revision of the Windows Imaging Component (WIC). Portions of the “DirectX 11.1 Runtime” are being made available on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via the Platform Update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows…

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BUILD 2012 Conference

The BUILD 2012 conference includes a number of game developer related presentations which are available on Channel 9.   Windows Store apps Designing games for Windows 8 Core technologies for Windows 8 games  Developing a Windows Store app using C++ and DirectX Graphics at the core of Windows 8 and your app Performance tips for…

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DirectXTK and DirectXTex now on Codeplex

The DirectXTK and DirectXTex libraries now have official homes on Codeplex. http://directxtk.codeplex.com/ http://directxtex.codeplex.com/ The Codeplex site has the latest release packages, source code revision history with a Team Foundation Server source depot, documentation wiki, and issues tracker. Note: The official Windows SDK Sample version of DirectXTex is available on MSDN Code Gallery. The Windows SDK…

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Windows 8.x and GDFs

Windows 8 includes numerous improvements as discussed on the Building Windows 8 blog, the DirectX 11.1 Runtime (including WARP support for feature levels 11.1 and 11.0), and for game developers and publishers it includes some important updates to the Windows Family Safety / Parental Controls system for game ratings (see also the Building Windows 8 blog…

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Known Issue: DirectX SDK (June 2010) Setup and the S1023 error

Note that the DirectX SDK is deprecated. See “Where is the DirectX SDK?”, “Where is the DirectX SDK (2013 Edition)?”, and “Where is the DirectX SDK (2015 Edition)?” for details. Over the past few month we’ve been getting reports of problems with the DirectX SDK (June 2010) setup failing for customers displaying an installation error…

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DXSETUP Update

As I noted in my post on a DXWSETUP back in November 2010, we have addressed a number of bugs in DirectSetup after the release of the DirectX SDK (June 2010). These bugs include some localization display issues with the EULA and various non-Codepage 1252 languages, plus resolving a problem with .NET 4.0’s strong deprecation…

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