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Friday, October 17, 2008

DirectX 10 for Windows XP

Download DirectX 10 for windows XP is available now. This DirectX 10 for windows XP still in alpha stages and isn’t the original of DirectX 10 files from Microsoft. As Microsoft has announced that the DirectX 10 currently support to Windows Vista only.

However, Cody Brocious the Alky Project leader has released a full preview of DirectX 10 Alky preview compatibility libraries for Microsoft DirectX 10 enabled games. These compatibility libraries allow the use of DirectX 10 games on platforms other than Windows 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 reason for gamer to change or upgrade the OS and video card(s) to play the latest games.

Here are some pictures sample to difference's from DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 on images quality.

DX 9 scenery from Flight Simulator X

And a rendering of the same scenery with DirectX 10

So, Here is DirectX 10 Alky preview ( Click to download ) which can be used with DX10 SDK.

The DirectX 10 for Windows XP Preview contains a read me file which goes like this :-
To install:
Copy d3d10.dll, d3dx10.dll, d3dx10.dll, dxgi.dll, and Nucleus.dll to C:\windows\system32\

To get the examples:

1. Follow the instructions on Using Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition with the Microsoft Platform SDK
2. Download and install the DirectX SDK

To build and run an example:

1. Go to the Microsoft DirectX SDK folder, Samples, C++, Direct3D10, Tutorials, Tutorial12
2. Double-click “Tutorial12_2005.sln”
3. Select “Start Without Debugging” from the Debug menu.

There are a number of known issues with most of the tutorials, but they will all work to some extent. Tutorial 12 is currently the recommended example.

if you’re serious computer gamer, i highly recommended you give a try download on Direct10X for windows XP and install it. Then you feel the differences especially on the images rendering and images processing. However, Do it carefully !!!!

Download the latest DirectX for Windows XP:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2DA43D38-DB71-4C1B-BC6A-9B6652CD92A3&displaylang=en

More information:
http://pc.ign.com/articles/767/767311p1.html

Source: http://www.techmixer.com/download-directx-10-for-windows-xp/

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1 comment:

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