DirectX
Old Version of DirectX 8.1
Selected Version
DirectX 8.1
Supported Systems
Legacy OS support
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
License
Proprietary
Release Date
25 October, 2001 (13 years ago )

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DirectX 8.1

DirectX 8.1 (24.55 MB)

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System Requirements of DirectX 8.1
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
Additional Requirements
  • Windows 98 SE
Program Information of DirectX 8.1
Version Name:
DirectX 8.1

File Size:
24.55 MB

Released Date:
25 October, 2001 (13 years ago)

MD5 Checksum:
b74260623ee5023a7d1cbb47e4e881ff

SHA1 Checksum:
EA2345F602741343E97A5ECE5D1D2C3CC44296C3

Version History of DirectX 8.1
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About DirectX

DirectX is a Microsoft product. DirectX is a collection of APIs for easily handling tasks related to game programming on Microsoft Windows. It is most widely used in the development of computer games for Windows. The DirectX SDK is available free from Microsoft. The DirectX runtime was originally redistributed by computer game developers along with their games, but later it was included in Windows. DirectX 9.0c is the latest version of DirectX. The latest versions of DirectX are still usually included with PC games, since the API is updated so often.

Direct3D (the 3D graphics API within DirectX) is widely used in the development of video games for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Xbox, and Microsoft Xbox 360. Direct3D is also used by other software applications for visualization and graphics tasks such as CAD/CAM engineering. As Direct3D is the most widely publicized component of DirectX, it is common to see the names "DirectX" and "Direct3D" used interchangeably.


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