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06-12-2001, 04:33 PM
I'm trying to decide weather to install it. I've downloaded it and read the user opinions at Cnet. The user opions are usually helpful but this time were mostly M$ haters and lovers spouting off.

If anyone has any experience?
My system is currently running 8.0a without problems.

06-12-2001, 05:45 PM
I have DirectX 8.1 and to the you the truth, it kinda slows down performance. Things starts to get a little bit slower and the graphic get a little bit werid. I will recommed to keep DirectX 8.0a.

Hope this help.

06-12-2001, 05:53 PM
i've had 8.1 running on a few pc's for the last month or two (prerelease) with out probs. if you have a high end machine you will need it to run a few games. for slow machines its proberly not worth the hassle.

06-12-2001, 06:50 PM
What's wrong with DX2?

06-12-2001, 07:35 PM
I got it mainly cause I heard that DX8 wasn't worth the hassle cause of HEAPS of bugs, but I haven't noticed any problems with either 8.0 or 8.1, so I don't know whether it was really worth the hassle :)

I have had one game that required it though, so I had to get 8.0, but I can't remember what that was.

06-12-2001, 08:30 PM
Hello Gerard,
I've had 8.0 and have downloaded 8.1 and have had no problems at all with it.
To be honest, I havn't seen any difference between the two.
cheers,
Bob