DirectX 8.2 also officially at Microsoft
A few days ago a previously unannounced update of the DirectX interface from version 8.1 to 8.2 appeared in the beta version of the Combat Flight Simulator. The file is also officially available for download from Microsoft.
At a good 27MB, the file not only includes the DirectPlay update but also the basic structure, DirectX 8.1b. Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP are supported. So if you already have the latest DirectX version, you should rather use the update. The complete file can be found at Microsoft.com . The update here .
Many thanks to PC technicians for pointing this out.