Optimus-san Sep 7, 2013 @ 4:57pm
Mandatory Direct X installation
After the 4.7 gb install of Star Trek Online and the 1 GB patch in a program separate from Steam, I push "Play" to start gaming. Instead of starting, Steam starts installing Direct X. I already have the latest Direct X. Can I play without installing Direct X when I already have it?
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[MX]Reitel Sep 7, 2013 @ 8:18pm 
Seems to be a Steam thing. Almost every game I've played with Steam Installs its own DirectX
Optimus-san Sep 8, 2013 @ 8:52am 
I just need to save space on my hard drive for other things. Getting two copies of the same program is a waste of space. I would prefer if Steam could detect Direct X on my computer.
Dick Mist Sep 8, 2013 @ 1:39pm 
It doesn't make two copies of the same program. Just let it run, it will reinstall directx. I do wish steam had an option to not install, but no harm done, except a minute or two letting it install again.
Optimus-san Sep 8, 2013 @ 4:04pm 
Okay, but I have another issue I would like to address about Direct X. The Star Trek Online store page states in the "system requirements" section that Direct X 9.0 or higher is required. I have Direct X 11. If I let Steam reinstall Direct X, will it be 11 again or something else?
Dick Mist Sep 8, 2013 @ 4:24pm 
Nope, you will still have directx 11 and 9.0 and 8.0 and all that comes with directx.
Luministrus Sep 9, 2013 @ 9:11am 
There's many different versions of the programs was the answer I found when looking up why steam installs it for everything.
Optimus-san Sep 9, 2013 @ 2:51pm 
Okay

Thank you
Xaionik Sep 10, 2013 @ 4:14am 
Usually what the direct x installer does is looks through each file for a comparison in the package, if its there then it skips to the next file. It takes a few seconds but it won't write anything if its not needed.
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Date Posted: Sep 7, 2013 @ 4:57pm
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