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What is Direct X, and why do games keep on requesting different versions?

DirectX is a special library that allows programs (typically games) to access the video card more "directly" (thus, the Direct in DirectX). It sits between the graphics card's drivers and the OS. ...
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What is Direct X, and why do games keep on requesting different versions?

DirectX is neither a programming language, nor driver software. It's a collection of APIs. An API being, if I can quote Wikipedia: In computer programming, an application programming interface (API)...
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Directx 11 Error

The Mobel Intel 4 Series Chipset is a low end video card and it was already 3-4 years back. You can see it in a bechmark. On the link the video card got 45-50 points while a nvidia 660 TI e.g. has 4,...
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Is it possible to upscale a windowed game?

Fullscreenizer solution One possible solution is to download Fullscreenizer (direct download), which is a free, portable, and open source tool for Windows. Using it, you can "Fullscreenize" a game (...
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What is the difference between DirectX 11 and 12?

The difference between DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 is a very broad topic which you can read on various sources (e.g. here and here) and I will not discuss here. I'm assuming your real question is: ...
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Certain VR games give me a D3D11 access violation error as soon as they launch

It looks to be a bug in the game engines rendering pipelines for DirectX11 on your GPU (common issue on a lot of games which are not tested on all the GPU/drivers - a reason to make sure you have the ...
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Is it possible to upscale a windowed game?

Another upScaler is the IntegerScaler. Download, start application, focus desired window to be upscaled, press Alt F11, the window app/game transform into a FullScreen application. Only drawback, it ...
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Steam - The Latest version of Microsoft DirectX(r) is required to play [game here]

I've had cases where installing an older game forces an installation of a particular version of DirectX, and somehow the compatibility is broken. It seems to report version N, but really some parts of ...
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Medal Of Honor Warfighter (PC) error-" DirectX function "GetDeviceRemovedReason" failed with DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG "

Make sure you have the latest DX from Microsoft's site: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35 Try to get the BETA driver for your card. (The stable one might not be updated to ...
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