What is DirectX?
DirectX is a library provided by Microsoft to run inside the operating system and provide programmers with seamless access to all of the hardware features available today. The DirectX platform provides an environment that allows developers to use a standardized format when programming an application. This makes it easier to support a wide variety of different hardware configurations. Prior to DirectX, developers were forced to write hardware-specific code (with a specific driver for each type and brand of hardware).
IMPORTANT: Some older systems may contain hardware that may not be fully DirectX compatible. For optimum performance in Star Wars Battlefront, your system must fully support DirectX. Fortunately, many manufacturers are releasing updated drivers. If you are unsure whether your system will support DirectX, please contact the manufacturer of your system for more information.
WARNING: Once you have installed DirectX, it is not easily removed from your system.
NOTE: You must have Administrator rights to properly install DirectX on a Windows 2000 or XP system.