DirectX 9 vs Direct X10

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by endershogun, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. endershogun macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2008
    I have a new iMac and I'm running leopard on it. I ran bootcamp and installed windows XP 2002 on it. I've been trying to get a game (rome: total war gold edition) running and keep running in to snags.

    The latest is that an error message pops up saying i don't have directX9 but I just installed all the drivers from the bootcamp CD.

    Is it possible that I have directX 10 running because its a new iMac and is not backwards compatible? Is it safe to install directX9 just to play the game?

    Or do I need to just go get directX9 from an another website? Should I re-install the game again?

    Any help in the matter would be greatly appreciated.
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    You have windows XP

    Direct X 10 is not available for XP only Vista

    Download and install DX9.c you should be grand to go.
  3. SaeedTNT macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2008

    Hi, to make sure you can check that at
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  5. endershogun thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2008
    Thanks a lot for the info!

    Is the only way to get direct X 9 from that site? Is there any other site that doesn't require windows validation?:confused: My computer doesn't have internet hook up at home and i'll be downloading from a mac.
  6. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    lots of the programs that require a certain version of directx (i.e. games) include an installer on the CD for that game.
  7. SaeedTNT macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2008
    Yeah, DirectX will update some DLL/OCX files on windows also config your VGA Card and change some settings the applications/games works better with them...
  8. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2005
  9. illusionist macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2011
    i want directc9 on my mac

    i want directx9 on my mac to download but i dont know where to find it and ik it is a windows product but i dont care people mess around with files and make it work with mac all the time so help plz thx:D
  10. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    tO INSTALL the DirectX9 for the mac operating systems u first need 2 own the PC infront of the U user and installs the windows disc that you may have purcha b4
  11. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Use bootcamp or buy a PC.
  12. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    It doesn't work on OS X. OS X has OpenGL instead, which isn't nearly as good as Direct X but I doubt Microsoft is going to allow their graphics platform on anything other than Microsoft Products :p.
  13. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2009

    OpenGL 4.1 & DirectX 11 have pretty decent feature parity, plus OpenGL works on virtually every platform out there. :cool: But in terms of raw features, neither is really inferior to the other in any way.
  14. archurban macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    there are still many games that support DX9. if you play console, the whole boxes support DX9 because of hardware limit. by the way, more than DX10 is only available for vista and windows 7. but this fact is all about eye candy. between DX10 and DX11 is not really different excepting few elements. in order to get DX11, you must have more than AMD HD 5000 or NVIDIA 400M.

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