Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Nov 2006 22:52 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX "DirectX 10 is probably the most important revolution in games development, at least since the introduction of the programmable shader in DirectX 8.0. Because of the way that Microsoft has designed the new driver model, DirectX 10 will only be available for Windows Vista users and there will not be a version released for Windows XP. Along with DirectX 10, Windows Vista will come with DirectX 9.0Ex - this is because pre-DirectX 10 hardware will not work under the new API due to the complete overhaul."
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DirectX10 Wrapper
by ferrels on Fri 1st Dec 2006 15:58 UTC
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I hope that some talented programmers out there will write a wrapper to allow DirectX 10 applications to call OpenGL extensions on systems running XP. That way I won't be left out in the cold with my Nvidia 7800 GTX. I doubt that Nvidia intends to write a DX10 driver for any of the 7xxx series card. They'd just as soon sell new hardware than support the old hardware. Of course this depends on Nvidia's OpenGL support as well...

We sort of come full circle. I remember a wrapper some years ago that allowed cards with little or no OpenGL support to use DirectX.

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