Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 10th Nov 2006 22:54 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Graphics chip maker ATI Technologies has released HLSL2GLSL, an open source application designed to help programmers convert graphics code optimized for Windows' DirectX 9 Application Programming Interface to OpenGL, which is used on the Mac. Binaries for Mac OS X and Windows are available for download.
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Possibilities...
by Fennec_Fox on Sat 11th Nov 2006 01:10 UTC
Fennec_Fox
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2006-10-30

Wow... If this is true and it's actually WORKING, think of the possibilities! How about porting DirectX optimized games to OpenGL platforms? How about DOOM III running on an old DOS box through MESA or on Linux? Oh well, one can dream, right? :o)

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RE: Possibilities...
by flasher on Sat 11th Nov 2006 01:57 in reply to "Possibilities..."
flasher Member since:
2006-11-11

Doom3 already has a native port for linux using OpenGL.

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RE[2]: Possibilities...
by timbobsteve on Sat 11th Nov 2006 04:02 in reply to "RE: Possibilities..."
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2006-06-25

Actually Doom 3 used OpenGL for the rendering engine on Windows as well.... the only difference was that Linux used SDL for input and sound (i think) whereas Doom3 on windows used DirectInput and DirectAudio..... The render was still OpenGL....

Just thought I would correct you on that.

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