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Do I have to install diretx along with a game?

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nabalzs Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 14:40
nabalzsAnonymous

Hello!

I read on Winehq (http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-fbaa851e07d7484640cc10b6d0c48abc741260b2  ---> question 8.1), that I mustn't install Microsoft's Directx to play a game. Is it true when I'm installing a game? Because it usually asks me if I want to install Directx or not. 
Smon Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 18:13
SmonAnonymous

Yeah, the winehq Wiki is lying!

Seriously .. no, i looked it up in the wine wiki, you do not have to install directx
petch Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 19:48
petch
Developer

As the FAQ says, Wine has its own implementation of DirectX, it doesn't support everything, but it's improving all the time. If some app works with it, it's usually the best choice, from stability and performance standpoint.
When it's not sufficient, it is possible to use parts of the native DirectX implementation with Wine. It requires extra care, so that's why just using the DirectX installer won't give good results, and that PlayOnLinux provides scripts to install subsets of DirectX in a controlled way (and so does winetricks, but we don't support the use of winetricks with PoL).
Configure button > (select virtual drive) > Install components tab

nabalzs Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 20:53
nabalzsAnonymous

I'm afraid, i installed it along with DC Universe Online.Then how will I be able to remove it? Or should I do it?
nabalzs Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 21:00
nabalzsAnonymous

I'm afraid, i installed it along with DC Universe Online.Then how will I be able to remove it? Or should I do it?
petch Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 22:58
petch
Developer

If you have issues, you can try installing the component on top and hope it'll fix what's needed.
Otherwise the only reliable way to remove something is to reinstall from scratch.
nabalzs Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 23:01
nabalzsAnonymous

But if I delete that virtual drive, will directx, vcredist... etc. be deleted?
nabalzs Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 23:01
nabalzsAnonymous

But if I delete that virtual drive, will directx, vcredist... etc. be deleted?
petch Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 23:47
petch
Developer

Obviously yes, this contains the whole environment
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