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    direct x 8 beta?

    does anyone know where to find this?

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    yeah i'd like to know too.

    all i know is that the Full directx 8 is coming in Augest time, correct me if i'm wrong.
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    i was reading a post in another forum and this person said they found it ...left a link but i couldnt find it anywhere on the site .. but they also said that d3d works with alot more games ,

    [This message has been edited by lolol25 (edited 06-21-2000).]

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    I found the beta of DirectX 8.0 here.
    www.crosswinds.net/~wolfis/
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    THANKS !!

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    What's new w/ the DirectX 8 BETA?!

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    What's new in DX8 beta ?
    Someone had tested here: http://cole3d.com/articles/dx8_preview.shtml

    looks like nothing much new, i suppose.

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    Seeing as it's a Microsoft product you can obviously find it at microsoft.com too. I stubled across it in Windows Update
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    I'm running it as a beta tester now .....I'm not seeing anything "really" different ...

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    ...Directx 8 Beta made a significant difference in my benchmarking with a CL Geforce2, heres my setup:

    Athlon 600
    MSI 6167 mobo
    192 megs Pc 100 ram
    CL Annihilator2
    WD 13.6 gb hddv
    CL Soundblaster Live Value


    My 3dMark2000 Scores with Directx 7 were
    1024x768x16 trilinear-4876
    with the Directx8 they were
    1024x768x16 trilinear-5045
    I finally passed the 5000 mark, that is cool

    quake 3 settings fully maxed out at 1024x768x32 with Directx 7-79.4 Fps
    1024x768x32 with Directx 8-86.6 Fps.

    those are my finding with Directx 8.
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    ohh MS shut down wolfis site..............BEWARE

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    My brother is an official beta tester for MicroSoft and got things like Windows2000 and Windows ME to play with abou 6+ months befor release. If I bug him he migh have a copy of DirectX 8.0. He gets CDs about every monh to play with.
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    anyone know where to get the win2k version?

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    Unlucky MicroShaft I've already got it

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    Has anyone noticed anything that is bad about directx 8?
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