The XNA Framework Redistributable provides the necessary runtime components to execute a game on Windows that was developed using Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express 1.0 Refresh. An update of the 1.0 version which contains improved functionality along with new features. Installation of this runtime is not necessary on systems that already have Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express 1.0 Refresh installed. The runtime components in the XNA Framework Redistributable require .NET Framework 2.0 and the latest version of the DirectX 9 runtime. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.