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Old 10-17-2006, 02:30 AM   #1
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DX 9.0 L for DirectX 10 Games

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DirectX 9.0 L is simply a renamed and refurbished DirectX 10 for Windows XP. It will make DirectX 10 games to work on Windows XP.

And games such as the upcoming Crysis won't work on the existing DirectX 9.0 c. they need a DirectX 9.0 L

One of the biggest issues is the fact that Nvidia or ATI won't have any mainstream or entry-level cards until at least mid- to end of Q1 2007. This suggests that if Vista tips up around the beginning of the year, gamers will be turned off by it.
Most spiffy for those who dont want to buy a DX10 straight away and wait for a price drop but REALLY want to play that game instead of waiting 8 more months.
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:36 AM   #2
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I've been saying they had better do this for a while now. With how much stuff that works from Vista to XP and XP to Vista there is no REASON that this shouldn't be possible. Makes me happy since I really don't need the pretty interface revisions, and most of the functionality changes seem like steps backward to me. Plus a 150MB install of Windows is always nice for gaming.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:14 AM   #3
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35110

The Inquirer isn't the best source tbh.
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:06 AM   #4
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They might not be magic but its not like most things they say is fake. When its come to hardware its usually up there.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:44 AM   #5
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This is good news indeed. So how will this work? Is it simply a upgrade through software or do you need new cards?
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:20 PM   #6
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ooo very happy about this.
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:12 PM   #7
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Sounds good.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:50 PM   #9
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This is definetly what the 360 is using then. Sounds good I guess.
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:04 PM   #10
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I doubt the 360 is using this. They're just using your normal standard 9.0 and nothing else. This new one is shaped around DX10 but wont run alot of the DX10 features. When the 360 was made they most likely still werent sure what was going to in or not of DX10 yet.
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This is a upgrade to DX 9, it isn't going to be DX 10.
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At least I will be able to play the games without upgrading to Vista, this is a god send really. I'm not that much of a graphics whore but on the PC games I do like a good frame rate without a lot of loading lags and stuff like that, so if we can play the DX10 games with this just doesn't look as good, fine with me.

I wonder if the cards out now can run this ver.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:32 PM   #13
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Crysis and most DX 10 games are playble on DX 9 anyway.
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I doubt the 360 is using this. They're just using your normal standard 9.0 and nothing else. This new one is shaped around DX10 but wont run alot of the DX10 features. When the 360 was made they most likely still werent sure what was going to in or not of DX10 yet.
Im referring to their comment of their patch ito upgrade to DX10. Though you may obviously be right
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Crysis and most DX 10 games are playble on DX 9 anyway.

That's good to know, which basically means, buying the good cards out right now really isn't a waste of money if you're not planning to upgrade for a few years.

Plus they are due for a price drop
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