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August 2008 redistributable files -- what happened to X3DAudio?

Last post 9/10/2008 7:12 PM by jwatte. 4 replies.
  • 9/8/2008 5:29 PM

    August 2008 redistributable files -- what happened to X3DAudio?

    I see, in SDK\Redist:
    Aug2008_d3dx10_39_x64.cab
    Aug2008_d3dx10_39_x86.cab
    Aug2008_d3dx9_39_x64.cab
    Aug2008_d3dx9_39_x86.cab
    Aug2008_XACT_x64.cab
    Aug2008_XACT_x86.cab
    Aug2008_XAudio_x64.cab
    Aug2008_XAudio_x86.cab


    Compare to June:
    JUN2008_d3dx10_38_x64.cab
    JUN2008_d3dx10_38_x86.cab
    JUN2008_d3dx9_38_x64.cab
    JUN2008_d3dx9_38_x86.cab
    JUN2008_X3DAudio_x64.cab
    JUN2008_X3DAudio_x86.cab
    JUN2008_XACT_x64.cab
    JUN2008_XACT_x86.cab
    JUN2008_XAudio_x64.cab
    JUN2008_XAudio_x86.cab

    What gives?

  • 9/10/2008 1:26 AM In reply to

    Re: August 2008 redistributable files -- what happened to X3DAudio?

    X3DAudio hasn't changed since June 2008. Use that version (JUN2008_X3DAUDIO_*.CAB). We only create new CABs when the DLLs inside are rev'd. It's not necessary to rev X3DAudio when we rev XAUDIO, XACT, D3DX9, or D3DX10.

    See DirectX Installation for Game Developers http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb219742.aspx

  • 9/10/2008 3:29 AM In reply to

    Re: August 2008 redistributable files -- what happened to X3DAudio?

    I guess that it's Chuck Walbour, given how evasive the answer is.

    The latest SDK is always intended to include all the files needed to develop for supported platforms. DirectX SDKs are not shipped as "patches" or "updates." Thus, for the files to be missing means either that:

    1) X3DAudio is deprecated

    or

    2) someone forgot to include them in the SDK redistributable

    It sort-of kind-of sounds like you're saying that the actual answer to the question "what happened to X3DAudio" is 2), but given that Chuck cannot, ever, admit to anything that might look like a wrongdoing on the part of Microsoft, he will try to deflect any discussion about whether these files were accidentally or purposefully omitted or not.

     

  • 9/10/2008 5:55 PM In reply to

    Re: August 2008 redistributable files -- what happened to X3DAudio?

    Uh....I think you misunderstand, jwatte. The redist package includes every single cab for every single release, starting from mid 2005. For the purposes of SlimDX, I only ship out the absolute latest release -- which is NOT the typical method of handling things. So I was confused that august didn't include X3DAudio, but anyone using the normal redist would get the june version (as well as all previous versions) just fine. It affects me because I remove the files I don't need.
  • 9/10/2008 7:12 PM In reply to

    Re: August 2008 redistributable files -- what happened to X3DAudio?

    OK, I take that back. From looking at your post, it looked like the X3DAudio files had disappeared. I see now that they are actually there, just not updated for August. That's how the SDK always works, so I guess I was confused by the question.

    Also, my apologies to Chuck, as he actually seemed to understand the question better.


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