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TheGozr
03-05-2007, 01:51 AM
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35110

A hope ?

TheGozr
03-05-2007, 01:51 AM
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35110

A hope ?

BBB_Hyperion
03-05-2007, 02:14 AM
Well think about opengl and its emulation on vista through openglwrapper. Native support for opengl now insert over drivers . So DirectX 9L a wrapper for directx10 with 50 % performance loss ?

stansdds
03-05-2007, 04:15 AM
That article was dated October, 2006, way out of date. One of the big graphics features of DX10 and Vista is something called Aeroglass. As far as I know, Aeroglass is part of Vista, so DX10 for WinXP becomes pointless and a downgraded version for XP would mean you could run DX10 games, but you won't have good graphics. The fact is that DX10 native games will require DX10 and Windows Vista, just as many games in the 1990's required Windows 95 or 98 and DX8 or DX9. At some point we will have to upgrade our operating systems.

BBB_Hyperion
03-05-2007, 05:59 AM
And what do you think is aeroglass ? A ui enhancement needed for supporting DirectX10 install ? AeroGlass runs on OpenGL too and there is just a ICD driver needed. The directx system allows easier programming with relative fast hardware access drivers. So using gfx features is easier. Using DX10 on XP can be made 100 % compatible .Most likely this is not the way M$ wants it but it can be done. The price would of course be performance hits.

Btw.

DX 9 L = Longhorn is backwards compatibility for Longhorn. = Vista

So perfectly wrong article http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
03-05-2007, 06:58 AM
Indeed. DX10 was announced to come to XP after it was exclusively promoted for Vista and programmers threatened M$ with another legal action against this.

So M$ admitted, it would be suitable for M$ XP, too, and announced a DX10-Version for XP. The question is, how much downgraded that version will be, to convince buyers to step over to Vista, before Vista is dead in 3 years, when Longhorn is planned to be released, with an awesome amount of real new stuff (completely reworked file access and memory control).

mrsiCkstar
03-05-2007, 07:01 AM
3 years? I think I'll just skip Vista altogether and just go for Longhorn then when the time comes...