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Windows / DirectX 9.0c redistribution question

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Liman
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Posted: 22nd Aug 2013 12:47
Hello all,

I would like to ask is it legal to include a DirectX 9.0c installation along with my game installer?

This is the version of DirectX I would like to include :
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=8109

Refering to this page :http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee416805%28VS.85%29.aspx#installation_of_directx_by_the_game_s_installer
only the DirectX Web installer is not allowed to be redistributed.
Therefore it should be legal to include DirectX 9.0c installer into my game installer. Am I right?

Thank you very much in advance!

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Ancient Lady
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Posted: 22nd Aug 2013 14:33
I am curious as to why this is in the AppGameKit forum?

I am pretty certain that AppGameKit doesn't use DirectX in any way at all.

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Ancient Lady
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Liman
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Posted: 22nd Aug 2013 14:55
Hmmm, may be not posted into the right sub forum. My apology.
SoftMotion3D
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Posted: 30th Aug 2013 08:05
but answer is yes....as long as you don't break up the dx files. it must be a dx installer from Microsoft but yes you can distribute with your projects.

it does make it an additional 110meg or so however....

you may be better off just including a link of where to download it.

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