Posted this in one of the threads below, but it seems that quite a few peeps are suffering from the DX8 expiry date thing.
As far as I'm aware this is the latest DX8 build (682) which should keep you going for a while longer

http://www.abitboy.com/files.htm#DirectX

Let me know if this in not the latest beta. It was only slapped up a few days ago tho.




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