Updating directx on vista
Direct3D offers full vertex software emulation but no pixel software emulation for features not available in hardware.
The Wine compatibility layer, a free software reimplementation of several Windows APIs, includes an implementation of Direct3D.
Direct3D uses hardware acceleration if it is available on the graphics card, allowing for hardware acceleration of the entire 3D rendering pipeline or even only partial acceleration.
Direct3D exposes the advanced graphics capabilities of 3D graphics hardware, including Z-buffering, Integration with other Direct X technologies enables Direct3D to deliver such features as video mapping, hardware 3D rendering in 2D overlay planes, and even sprites, providing the use of 2D and 3D graphics in interactive media ties.
This tool will download and update the correct Direct X 7 driver versions automatically, protecting you against installing the wrong 7 drivers.
About The Author: Jay Geater is the President and CEO of Solvusoft Corporation, a global software company focused on providing innovative utility software.