DirectX 11 is a collection of APIs for Microsoft Windows that facilitate access to system hardware to facilitate multimedia tasks, including video game programming, released for Windows Vista and 7.

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Fix or reinstall DirectX in Windows 8

Since DirectX 11 in Windows 8, there's no standalone installer I can download. I suspect there's something wrong with my DirectX install and I want to either remove it and uninstall, or apply some ...
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What is the difference between DirectX 11 and 12?

I wanted to know this because older graphics hardware that only supported DirectX 11 now supports DirectX 12 too. This was not the case between DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 (i.e. DirectX 10 hardware ...
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What is DirectX? [duplicate]

I asked this question because since the start of this generation of gaming , games are now being developed for on hardware that requires the support od DirectX11 and 12. So from my perspective, it ...
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What is Direct X, and why do games keep on requesting different versions?

I am not very experienced with computers, and was wondering what Direct X actually does, on my PC. Why do various games request different versions? Should the latest version cover all of them, or do ...
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How can I run Commandos 3 properly on Windows 8.1 Pro?

When I ran it the first time, It runs but the screen keeps blinking and the loading screen doesn't look right. And when I start a mission, the sniper scope doesn't looks right either. So I googled a ...
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Steam - The Latest version of Microsoft DirectX(r) is required to play [game here]

If I try to launch any game from steam, it gives this error: Steam - latest DirectX required The latest version of MicrosoftX(r) is required to play [game] Microsoft DirectX(r) download site ...
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Medal Of Honor Warfighter (PC) error-“ DirectX function ”GetDeviceRemovedReason“ failed with DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG ”

After upgrading to Windows 10 I get the above mentioned error every time I die in an online match, and then the game crashes. It also happens when I try to see my platoon card in the game. I tried ...
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Second Monitor Lag

I am having an issue with intermittent lag on my second monitor since I upgraded to Windows 10. I only notice it when I've launched a game though and it's not every time. I have all my windows ...
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DirectX 10/11 games crash in fullscreen mode

Recently (something like 1 month ago), all my DirectX 10/11 games started crashing whenever set to launch in fullscreen mode. My system specs: OS: Windows 8.1 x64 CPU: Intel Core i5-3230M @ 2.66 ...
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Crysis crashes on Windows 8 Pro - what to do?

I recently got a new PC, which came with Windows 7. I installed Crysis on it and worked just fine. A few days later, Windows 8 was released and I had the option to update - which I did. I ...
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Directx 11 Error

I bought and installed State of Decay Year one Edition on steam and then tried to play it, knowing it'd probably give me lag issues out the yang unless I did some serious witchcraft with my settings. ...
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Using DirectX 11, getting message: Shader model 3.0 or better graphic device required

Direct X 11 is supposed to have Shader 5.0, so why is this happening when I try to run Dragonball: Xenoverse? I am running the following setup: System Information Operating System: Windows 8.1 ...
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Nvidia Optimus Not letting me start games

I have a packard bell gaming laptop. Its an i5 quad core, 12 gigs of ram. and a gtx 750m The problem is that it has nvidia optimus(for those who dont know, Nvidia optimus is a feature that lets the ...
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Why would I want to use a particular version of DirectX? How should I choose?

I've noticed a number of games lately that give me a choice of what version of DirectX to run the game with, usually 9, 10, or 11 (or some subset thereof). I have a graphics card that supports DirectX ...