DirectX 9.0c in finaly available. Microsoft put the Redistributable and the SDK Summer 2004 update on its servers. The web installer is not here yet.
Microsoft finally released a new version of DirectX 9. The new version with the identifier 9.0c replaces 9.0b and adds Shader Model 3.0 support, which is one of the major new features in NVIDIAs new GeForce 6800 graphics processors. The recently released NVIDIA driver v61.76 already supports SM3.0, but it's not enabled by default. With the release of the new DirectX version, we expect that NVIDIA will release a new DirectX 9.0c alias SM3.0 enabled driver soon.
Download: full package (34 MB):
This download provides the DirectX 9.0c end-user multi-languaged redistributable that developers can include with their product. Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Professional Edition , Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows XP Home Edition , Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional Edition , Windows XP Service Pack 1
Download: DirectX 9.0c SDK for software developers (233 MB)
Download the complete DirectX 9.0 SDK - (Summer 2004), which contains the FINAL release of the DirectX 9.0c Runtime and all DirectX software required to create DirectX 9.0 compliant applications in C/C++, and C#. Major components include: DirectX 9.0c system components (runtimes); DirectX 9.0 Application Programming Interface (API) Documentation for each of the DirectX core areas (written for C++, and C#); DirectX 9.0c headers & libraries; Sample applications and source code; miscellaneous tools and utilities. Using Managed DirectX ( MDX ) requires both Visual Studio .NET and the .NET framework for development. To run MDX .NET applications, you must install the .NET Framework.
The end user web install download for DirectX 9.0c is not available yet!!