Thursday, June 12, 2008

DirectX 10 for Windows XP - 2008

DirectX 10 is the latest version of the DirectX suite
of multimedia application programming interfaces that Microsoft has
built exclusively into its latest operating system,
Windows Vista.
Gaming enthusiasts will only be able to access DirectX 10 via a
combination of one of the latest video cards and one of the editions of
Windows Vista. These libraries allow the use of DirectX 10 games on
platforms other than Microsoft Vista, and increase hardware
compatibility even on Vista, by compiling Geometry Shaders down to
native machine code for execution where hardware isn't capable of
running it. No longer will you have to upgrade your OS and video
card(s) to play the latest games," revealed Cody Brocious, Lead
Engineer on the Alky Project.

With Windows Vista, Microsoft has
also overhauled the DirectX driver architecture in the operating
system. However, Microsoft does not offer backward compatibility with
previous Windows platforms for the new Windows Display Driver Model in
These libraries allow the use of DirectX 10 games on platforms other than Microsoft Vista and increase hardware compatibility..

current preview allows you to run a number of examples from the DirectX
SDK on Windows XP. They're not the greatest thing since sliced bread,
but we want to whet your appetite. We hope to release builds in the
coming months progressing from demos to fully functional games.

this zip is a README.TXT file with complete instructions on where to
install the files (don't worry, we'll have an installer in the near
future) and how to get and run the examples from the SDK.

DirectX® 10 Games for Windows Titles( some examples):
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures™
Hellgate: London
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Acceleration
World in Conflict
Gears of War for Windows...




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