Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX APIs.
The latest version of the Microsoft Windows Gaming API delivers Microsoft’s powerful new High-Level Shader Language (HLSL) and features its most-advanced suite of design tools for the development of rich multimedia elements such as full-spectrum color graphics, video, 3-D animation and enhanced audio capabilities.
DirectX 9.0 introduces significant improvements across its suite of APIs. DirectSound offers new audio capabilities, DirectShow accelerates video rendering hardware, and Direct3D enhances low-level graphics programmability with new programmable vertex and pixel shader 2.0 models.
What’s new in this version:
– Cleaning results now displayed as a Cleaning Summary (Free and Professional versions only)
– Product tips to help users discover less visible features
– Fresh, clean Upgrade page design
– Edge/Internet Explorer: Fixed cleaning of cookie and icon file types on Windows 10 (thanks alhazred & Judesman for reporting this via our forum!)
– Added improved Estonian translations (thanks to our volunteer translator ProPaan!)
– Added support for Sciter: a lightweight, embeddable HTML/CSS/script engine for modern UI development
– Edge: Added new ‘Set aside tabs’ cleaning rule
– Added warning for ‘Old prefetch data’ cleaning rule
– Minor improvements to user interface
– Minor bug fixes
– Fixed a rare crash where a UI layer was still active
– Minor user interface improvements
– Minor bug fixes