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DX11.1 not exclusive to Windows 8 - Sorf Of [34050]

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: DX11.1 not exclusive to Windows 8 - Sorf Of [34050] Reply with quote

According to a post on the Games for
Windows and the DirectX SDK blog, Microsoft brings - via the Platform
Update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service
Pack 1 (KB 2670838) that is included with the Internet Explorer 10
Release Preview for Windows 7 - some DX11.1 features. As the b

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, in short: no games for Windows 8.
As a software developer, I would not want to code
if (Win8) then
...
else if (Win7) then
...
into rendering; it would be a waste...
So, devs will just use that's available on every platform: DX9!
Thanks MS!

Since almost every game runs on DX9, (for obvious reasons), I don't understand the need for more advanced graphics cards, neither...

On the other hand, the Nvidia drivers on Linux are getting better Wink
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