Monday, 17 August 2015

How To Really Get The FULL DirectX Offline Package?

This has bugged people for years, getting that stupid web installer OR even getting the so called Complete REDIST..  but what if you made your own Redist version that covered just about everything... Including that random April 2006 file that seams to come down outa no where. yet clearly Requiring Internet Access at a later date?
Ok this is boring to do, yet super simple, so simple its crazy...
First you download ALL the "full" redist versions they have to offer

you will end up with a stack of files ""DATE them by name as you save them""

Hit this link and look at the file names (there are 2 pages of files)

files that have names that look like this!!!
(there are WAY more than i am showing here)
DirectX End-User Runtimes (April 2006) Full Download
DirectX End-User Runtimes (April 2007)
DirectX End-User Runtimes (August 2007)
DirectX End-User Runtimes (March 2008)
DirectX End-User Runtimes (November 2008)
DirectX End-User Runtimes (March 2009)
and so on....

Grab them all... that are spread across the 2 pages
just the redists with the MONTH and the YEAR in the link name

Make a folder called  DirectX, put the FIRST (earliest dated file in the folder)
right click on it and select Extract to Here (no extract option?, install WinRAR)

Extract each one Directly into the same folder in order of Oldest First
 your last Right file to right click should be at "least June or something 2015"

When asked to Overwrite files (say yes)  when your finished you should have a folder with a Few DLL files, the setup exe file AND a load of CAB files

so you know that ones been added.. make sure you do them in order

The June 2015 setup exe works on XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 7(SP1) 8.0 8.1 and Windows 10

you now have a full DirectX 9 user package for off line installing  :D

I ended up with  162  files

1   EXE file

2   DLL files

159 CAB files

I also installed GTA Vice City and Operation Flashpoint
(Disabling the Install DirectX option on both)
just to test if that April 2006 cab wanted to download when i ran the "webinst" version of DX
and it never wanted the cab.. Full Pack Concept Complete!!

To install this silently?

setup.exe /silent

you could add it to  WPI using this command line

{START} "DirectXInstaller" /w /MIN "%wpipath%\Install\Runtime\DirectX\DXSETUP.exe" /silent

Note if you use  /S  it often either says setup complete (and you have to click ok)  or it shows you the license agreement and you have to tick it and hit next, so I advise the  /silent  switch.

also note the /Passive doesn't work, nor does the  /norestart
(but that doesn't matter as it doesn't reboot and silent makes it passive)

will also run fine from a setUpcomplete.cmd

%ROOT%\Path To Direct X\setup.exe /silent

The mini WEB Installer to update DX online is here

The DirectX 11.1 for x86 and x64 can be downloaded (as MSU files) here

if your trying to make one for WIndows 98SE or Windows Milenium
i think you have to stop on this file  directx_aug2009_redist.exe (as in thats the last you extract)

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