Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Mar 2014 23:15 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX

DirectX 12 introduces the next version of Direct3D, the graphics API at the heart of DirectX. Direct3D is one of the most critical pieces of a game or game engine, and we've redesigned it to be faster and more efficient than ever before. Direct3D 12 enables richer scenes, more objects, and full utilization of modern GPU hardware. And it isn’t just for high-end gaming PCs either - Direct3D 12 works across all the Microsoft devices you care about. From phones and tablets, to laptops and desktops, and, of course, Xbox One, Direct3D 12 is the API you've been waiting for.

It's great that DirectX works across "phones and tablets, to laptops and desktops, and, of course, Xbox One", but an important adjective is missing here: Windows. With Microsoft playing little to no role in smartphone and tablets, and the desktop/laptop market being on hold, how much of a plus is DirectX on phones and tablets, really? Doesn't Windows Phone's and Windows 8 Metro's reliance on it only make it harder for game developers and houses to port their iOS and Android games over?

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RE: Linux!
by zizban on Fri 21st Mar 2014 01:26 UTC in reply to "Linux!"
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2005-07-06

Personally, I'm waiting for /opt/lib64/libdirectx.so.

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RE[2]: Linux!
by Jondice on Fri 21st Mar 2014 01:45 in reply to "RE: Linux!"
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2006-09-20

I'm waiting for

/usr/lib/libglide4.so

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RE[3]: Linux!
by CaptainN- on Fri 21st Mar 2014 15:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux!"
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2005-07-07

How about /usr/lib64/libmantle.so ?

If only it was cross (hardware) platform.

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RE[3]: Linux!
by Darkmage on Sat 22nd Mar 2014 10:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux!"
Darkmage Member since:
2006-10-20

hahaha I too am waiting for libglide to be create for wine. I just want to play my old games from 1994-1999. Is that too much to ask for? Noone is implementing directx immediate mode rendering so I will continue to wait to play good games. DirectX 10/11/12 don't even have many games that use them.

Microsoft is going to stay in the doghouse until they fix control panel so that when you goto network it just brings up the adapters page again. Maybe with a network status indicator on it. Hell Linux with Network-Manager is more user friendly now for someone trying to setup networking! This adding extra steps to get to the IP settings screen is stupid. Apple haven't changed their layout in over a decade. Microsoft try to change it every second release and just make it more messy and stupid. Ditto to the rest of the OS.

Edited 2014-03-22 10:20 UTC

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