SWTOR and Graphics – Part 9
I thought I might have ended this in Part 8 but alas something happened that made me post this information here and it is really a For Your Information type piece.
A while back I made a mention about installing the full version of DirectX 9 onto your PC, not the web installation but the full redistributable package. This was in Part 2 of this discussion, yes that long ago.
This installs elements of the DirectX runtime that SWTOR uses, but unless you install them, it will be run in DirectX 11 versions of them, or 10, depending on the version of Windows.
I recently downloaded some Steam games. As part of the installation of that was the installing of DirectX, and DirectX 9 since 10 and 11 are always update through Windows Update.
Well, after this installation I noticed that there was a slow down in my SWTOR performance and yes noticeable. I then did a reinstallation of the DirectX runtime, see my post Part 2 regarding where and how. And the Frames Per Second, was better.
NOTE: If you install Steam games or other games that use DirectX 9 and will install the package as part of the installation of the game. Remember to perform a reinstall of the full redistributable of the DirectX 9 runtime.
And this performance, was about 10-20 frames per second better after the installation.