Win-7 DirectX updates and fixes

As a followup on the info posted here: this thread:

BTW: The good news is that portions of the DirectX 11.1 runtime will be made available for Windows 7:,19135.html

The bad news is that many users are experiencing graphical anomalies with the (current) "Portions of the 'DirectX 11.1 Runtime'" being made available on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via the Platform Update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB 2670838) included with the Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7," which "includes the updated components above, but is limited to WDDM 1.1 drivers on Windows 7."

Even if P3D works without problems on the DirectX 11.1 implementation available on the Windows 8 platform, I believe a majority of the FS Community have little interest in switching to Windows 8, so I hope MS gets its act together and makes the above 'DirectX 11.1 Runtime' work properly in Windows 7 !


IMHO, it is important to review all the info linked via the Games for Windows blog by Chuck Walbourn from Microsoft, "A platform update is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1":

IIUC, the listed optional DirectX update installation packages / procedures may be a work around for the reported problems incurred on some Windows 7 OS computers using installations of the "Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7" (aka MSIE 10) packaged DirectX code.

Please note especially the several options and procedures which that MSKB article describes for Windows 7 users to fully update that OS platform and eradicate incompatible DirectX *.DLLs which are installed by the "June 2010 DirectX Software Development Kit (SDK)".

Hope this helps ! :)


anybody has confirmed a workable workaround I can push forward to customers?

It seems that there is at least one guy who might suffer from this.

I would not like to have to recommend installing remote debugger for VS2010 though...