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DirectX 9.0 RC0 Public Beta released

DirectX 9.0 RC0 Public Beta released

Microsoft today made the 'Release Candidate 0' of the DirectX 9.0 multimedia interface available to the public. DirectX 9.0 is necessary to be able to use all the features of the latest graphics cards from ATi and nVidia. However, the software that uses DirectX 9.0 is currently still missing.

If you still want to participate in the large-scale, public beta test, you can download the version directly from Microsoft.

The version is in the languages: Chinese (Simplified + Traditional), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish , Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish available.

The download is at your own risk, damage to the running system or performance problems cannot be ruled out.

This is an unsupported pre-release Version of DirectX 9.0 and may contain bugs or issues that prevent correct operation of DirectX applications. The DirectX 9.0 runtime cannot be uninstalled. We recommend that this pre-release only be installed on Windows ME or Windows XP systems, and that users create a 'System Restore' point before installing. Failure to create a system restore point may require users to reinstall Windows if a critical issue is discovered. Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, and Windows 2000 do not support the 'System Restore' feature.