Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 12th Jul 2007 19:46 UTC, submitted by netpython
3D News, GL, DirectX "DirectX 10 would not work with XP, and that was fine and dandy. It was an honest technical reason why you could not backport DX10 to XP without a major rip and replace operation. Microsoft wasn't going to bend on this one at all." More here.
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RE[2]: The Inquirer
by CowMan on Fri 13th Jul 2007 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE: The Inquirer"
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Let us not forget, it is also not their first time at such foolishness. If DX10 genuinely requires features only included under Vista, then o.k. - maybe they shouldn't be *forced* to include additional extensions, wrappers, etc. for the sake of an older product line.

However, if they are doing OS version checks, and then purposely locking-out older versions - even if that OS is capable - then that is wrong.

It has happened before: Windows live messenger (8.0) runs fine on W2k, once you grab your hex editor and change it's version check. Same to some screensavers and the like.

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