October 11th, 2002, 09:27 AM
DirectX 9.0 Beta 3 Leaked
A link to the full installation package has been added. This package was released by WiNBETA.
There are many new and exciting features in all of the DirectX components. The SDK has added a new member to its core technology called Managed DirectX, a DirectPlay port for the PocketPC, a High Level Shader Language for D3DX, and Windows XP parity on downlevel operating systems for DirectShow and the DirectX audio APIs.
DirectShow also has a new Video Mixing Renderer (VMR9) which uses D3D9 surfaces and always renders video through the 3D pipeline, along with new and exciting samples.
Requires Microsoft® Windows® 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000 or Windows XP
Does not support either Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0
Do not install the DirectX 9.0 beta on a machine that you need run the shader debugger for DirectX 8.1 code. There is a known issue in Beta 3 that prevents correct operation on DirectX 8.1 shaders. This will be fixed in the near future.
DOWNLOAD 1 FROM NEOWIN.NET
DOWNLOAD 2 FROM IEXBETA.COM (FULL PROGRAM)
As always this is beta software so use caution when installing.