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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RE[3]: lame
by theorz on Fri 1st Dec 2006 01:22 UTC
theorz
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2006-01-08

This puts Vista limiting OpenGL to 1.4 into perspective. If they had allowed a modern version of OpenGL on Vista companies would be pushed towards OpenGL for DX10 features and maximum compatibility.

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RE[4]: lame
by Alleister on Fri 1st Dec 2006 03:37 in reply to "RE[3]: lame"
Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

> This puts Vista limiting OpenGL to 1.4 into
> perspective. If they had allowed a modern version of
> OpenGL on Vista companies would be pushed towards
> OpenGL for DX10 features and maximum compatibility.

yes, only that they aren't anymore limiting OpenGL to 1.4 which is widely known for quite some time now.

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