Idea: free repository for older DirectX SDK

Nautilus 103 Aug 22, 2012 at 17:10


I’ve been thinking about this for a while. Microsoft has removed all ancient versions of their DirectX SDK from their servers.
I myself have a few uses for those versions, and I know other people are (almost) desperately seeking working links to download those SDK’s. Older SDK can allow many things. One example is the creation of wrappers to revive/fix old games and make them work on modern systems.

Anyhow, I myself possess a few such SDK - just not all.
What I do have, I’ll share with anybody wanting a copy.
I just don’t possess a webspace to upload these packages to. And that’s when I thought about

Maybe this website could be interested in providing a free repository for older SDKs?
Maybe other users here have what I miss and we can collectively reconstitute the full list?

This is what I have:

  • DirectX 1.0 SDK – (Beta, and Win95 only)
  • DirectX 2.0a SDK – (Win95 only)
  • DirectX 3.0 SDK– (Win95 only)
  • DirectX 6.1 SDK – (4.46 MB – should be just headers and libs. No samples)
  • DirectX 6.1 SDK – FULL (english)
  • DirectX 7.0 SDK – FULL (english)
  • DirectX 8.0 SDK – for VB6 only (language [[b][color=#00FF00]I[/color][color=#D3D3D3]T[/color][color=#FF0000]A[/color][/b]])
  • DirectX 8.0 SDK – FULL (english)
  • DirectX 8.0a SDK – FULL (english)
  • DirectX 8.1 SDK – FULL (english)
  • DirectX 9.0c (March 2008) – FULL (english)

Let me know.

Ciao ciao : )

~~Anybody can find a working link for dx61sdkimage.exe (71.74 MB)?
That would be the real 6.1 SDK, not the 4.46 MB thing I have.~~

Nevermind. I found the .zip equivalent (71.1 MB)

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rouncer 104 Aug 22, 2012 at 17:51

wow now i can get my old vet 60 back out and do some shaders in assembler 1.1 :D