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  1. #1
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    Latest dx8.1 beta?

    I'm quite pissed off whenever the "beta directdraw BS expired blah blah" pops up on the screen.
    Or any ideas on how to uninstall this beta and replacing with a previous version of dx?
    One claims to know everything and yet knows nothing

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    Just set your date back on the little clock on your puter.Set mine back to August 1 and no pop ups

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    Well tempting but I can't because I have to monitor files by the date they were made and it will make my OS messy.
    I've heard that there are certain softwares that can do just that but I need feedback before I resort to it
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    System 1:
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    256 MB DDR333 Kingston
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    15" monitor
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    System 2:
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    48x CDROM Drive
    15" monitor
    Voodoo 3 2000 PCI@188 MHz
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    Let me get this straight, they only want you to use the Beta varsion for a short period, but they wont let you remove it and replace it with an earlier version? only Microshaft would even think of doing that sort of thing with a free API!

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    Check your email...
    BW

    Edit: Doh! it got bounced back. I can send you a version of 8.1 that is sposed to last till like Feb next year if you want. post me a message with your email addy, and i'll send it to you.

    [This message has been edited by But_Why (edited 09-26-2001).]

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    But_why:
    Well the email I used here is looong dead And besides, all my email accts are limited to 2 megs so there's no use sending a big file (like dx)
    I'll be grateful though if you give me the link from where you get yours.

    Jollyroger:
    True. I had a dx8 beta and that pop up crap went bugging me, I formatted my HD just to get rid of it (But THAT is not an option right now). Why do M$ just make an uninstaller of dx? Just even for the beta?

    Any idea on when M$ will release the final latest version of dx?
    One claims to know everything and yet knows nothing

    System 1:
    Athlon XP 1800+@2408MHz(14x172MHz) cooled by Aero 7 Lite
    Jetway N2PAP-400 nForce2 mobo
    256 MB DDR333 Kingston
    Lite-On 48x24x48 (x16) DVDROM/CDRW Combo Drive
    Gainward Ultra-750X Ti4800SE 64MB DDR
    15" monitor
    ACS 45.1 speakers


    System 2:
    Pentium 3 450@600 MHz(4.5*133 MHz)
    PC-Chips M748MR
    64 MB RAM
    48x CDROM Drive
    15" monitor
    Voodoo 3 2000 PCI@188 MHz
    loads of crap



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    Well the email I used here is looong dead And besides, all my email accts are limited to 2 megs so there's no use sending a big file (like dx)
    I'll be grateful though if you give me the link from where you get yours.
    Problem there, i think the link has since been taken down.
    Sorry about that. If you have somewhere that i can upload it for you, then i can do that. But unfortunately i don't have anywhere to do that.
    I'll have a look around for the link again, and post back if i find it.
    BW

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    I think this is the latest build (682) http://www.abitboy.com/files.htm#DirectX 8.1_682



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    Yup thats the Ver i have...
    Thanks Gasman..
    BW

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    I'm curious. Does the 8.1 beta benchmark any better than 8.0a?

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    Thanks Gasman!
    But I think there's no need for me to DL it anymore because I reinstalled my win98SE over the current and guess what, it reverted back to dx6.1!
    But I'm the type of guy who likes to try anything for the love of tweaking, so I'll DL it still hehehe
    One claims to know everything and yet knows nothing

    System 1:
    Athlon XP 1800+@2408MHz(14x172MHz) cooled by Aero 7 Lite
    Jetway N2PAP-400 nForce2 mobo
    256 MB DDR333 Kingston
    Lite-On 48x24x48 (x16) DVDROM/CDRW Combo Drive
    Gainward Ultra-750X Ti4800SE 64MB DDR
    15" monitor
    ACS 45.1 speakers


    System 2:
    Pentium 3 450@600 MHz(4.5*133 MHz)
    PC-Chips M748MR
    64 MB RAM
    48x CDROM Drive
    15" monitor
    Voodoo 3 2000 PCI@188 MHz
    loads of crap



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