Home > 3D > DirectX and the .NET Programmer DirectX and the .NET Programmer Submitted by Esther Schindler 2004-10-19 3D 17 Comments If you’re not programming games or video, should you just forget about DirectX? Not necessarily. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 17 Comments 2004-10-19 5:28 am Anonymous I know there is this http://cs-sdl.sourceforge.net/ but I can’t really tell at what point this is at? It’s files havent been updated in almost a year. So does anyone know how it’s currently status? 2004-10-19 7:24 am Anonymous If you are not using Windows than you should forget about DirectX, and if you are using Windows, you should forget about Directx too. It costs about a million dollars to produce a modern game, and they use a different API, and the next games will run on PPC. 2004-10-19 9:31 am Anonymous And which API do you think are the PPC games using? Right… DirectX 2004-10-19 10:52 am Anonymous PSX API, that’s what I’m going for. I don’t know anything about Microsoft products, and I intend to keep it that way! 2004-10-19 11:02 am Anonymous Well then, sorry. I believed you where refering to the XBox 2 which indeed will use IBM PPC (or something like that). 2004-10-19 11:20 am Anonymous PSX will use PPC hardware too. 2004-10-19 11:22 am Anonymous I own an Xbox 1 though, but I had bought that before I started hating Microsoft, so now I make a strong effort to never buy their products. 2004-10-19 11:25 am Anonymous i thougt psx is going to use a mips multicore risc cpu (cell). did they change that plan? and i doubt that windows will die as a gaming platform, especially not because of a console. 2004-10-19 12:13 pm Anonymous You could be right, as long as it doesn’t use DirectX, that’s what really matters. It can run on fried chicken for all I care. The important thing that I learned today is that I will not buy an Xbox3. 2004-10-19 12:14 pm Anonymous …or Xbox 2 or any Xbox from now until infinity. 2004-10-19 12:47 pm Anonymous The mutant from shawcable is on the crackpipe again. 2004-10-19 3:56 pm Anonymous I know a Microsoft salesman from the chains they drag along. 2004-10-19 4:06 pm Anonymous ibm is as bad as ms, so i hope you are at least not using an “ibm comnpatible” x86 based pc… otherwise you will look quite pathetic on that point. 2004-10-19 4:25 pm Anonymous I use commodity hardware and commodity software, including the free tools that I use to write my own software. 2004-10-19 4:34 pm Anonymous IBM is not as bad as Microsoft, what planet are you on? IBM gives the FOSS community resources, it gives me more power to have commodity software. Get a brain! 2004-10-19 6:24 pm Anonymous they do it for their own purposes. microsoft had to buy the department of justice… ibm just showed them that they are supirior and that laws just don’t apply for them. microsoft didn’t fight fair on the operating system market. ibm killed nearly all alternative hardware platforms of the eighties with equal behavior. they also where masters in the art of fud (ever read “… or 100% ibm compatible” on a software packet?). in the days of very early information technology they provided the nazis with equiment to better track down and kill the sinthi and romas. so if you don’t think that is *at least* as bad as microsoft, than what planet do you live on? 2004-10-20 2:10 am Anonymous Microsoft is helping the modern day Nazi’s (USA military).