- Despite some suggestions that Flash Player 11 only works with DirectX 10 and above, and thus may not work on XP systems, FP11 does indeed work just fine under Windows XP and the last supported version of Dx for that OS (“9.0c”, or v.9.29.1974).
- However, in order to allow Flash Player 11 to access your GPU, you must have fairly recent video card drivers that support DirectX 9c, at minimum. Some machines we’ve tested on here had such drivers, but they were a couple years old and FP11 indicated software rendering. Updating those drivers to the latest versions enabled hardware rendering.
- Playback of rather intensive Flash content on our older Intel G4 tower, running Panther, showed remarkable improvement!
Found any other helpful hints or insights related to working with the latest Flash Player? We’d love to hear from you!