Direct X 10 for XP

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Haradeas
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Direct X 10 for XP

Post by Haradeas » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:38 pm

This is untill now the lowest stunt of Microsoft ><

I dont want vista, fucking hate it and want to keep xp

I know you can now install Dx 10 for xp

Did anyone tested it yet ?

Download link
http://www.techmixer.com/download-direc ... indows-xp/

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Post by mitsukai89 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:22 pm

Well there are now many hacks/tweaks and software for xp.
directx 10 will probally be ported to XP sooner or later.
and i agree vista just sux... and most poeple just dont relize vista is just XP but with more crap stuffed in.
i read an article and they did a benchmark test vista SP 1 and xp sp3, and xp was like 10 times faster atleast.
if microsoft keeps up with releasing crappier OS's evry time then i will except that will be even more 3d party additions to XP, maybe even kernel rewrites...

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Post by newsposter » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:20 am

10% faster, not 10x faster............

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Post by twig123 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:54 am

newsposter wrote:10% faster, not 10x faster............
Tell that to a 1.3 P4 with 512mb RAM.

Boot:
XP = 45 Sec to boot to desktop
Vista = 8Min to boot to the desktop

Open IE:
XP = ~5sec to open IE to google homepage
Vista = 5+min to open IE to google homepage

I shouldn't need an entire new computer Just To Run The OS!!! funny... I can put Linux or osX on my lappy and runs like a dream compared to Bloaty Vista.

Anyways... that is IMO...

Back on track... Anyone tested the DX10 working on XP?

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Post by Zacam » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:57 pm

It's the alky preview. Currently (as noted) ONLY works on the SDK.

I've had a bit of marginaly success getting the same files to load up into Bioshock, but still have not had any luck with using DX10 files for Crysis or Hellgate: London.

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Post by newsposter » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:05 pm

There are almost no exclusive DX10 games.

Don't forget that many/most games still run faster on DX9 than on DX10.

DX9 cards are cheaper than their DX10 equivs.

DX9 will be around for quite a while.

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Post by RogueSpear » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:11 pm

With the exception of MS Flight Sim, which is a personal vice of mine, when I want to play a game I reach for a console. I swear gaming on the PC was an easier endeavor when I had to make a custom config.sys and autoexec.bat with himem.sys and emm386 settings.

Now there's OS patches, game patches, DX patches, find the right video card drivers that the game publisher says you need, tweak the driver settings because unless you have a $10,000 Falcon Northwest PC there ain't no way the default settings will work, and on and on...

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Post by Outbreaker » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:00 am

I have no problems. If you know how the PC market develops then you have no problems.
A lot of ppl buy all shit that comes out. I play only Online Games with a good Gameplay.
And i am realy no console fan because i hate to play with bots its to lame.

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Post by Zacam » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:56 am

No, most games run faster on DX9 vs DX10 because for DX10 gaming you have to get past the OS, namely Vista, in which case DX9 games on XP are still faster than DX9 games on Vista. Namely, Halo 2. Neither here nor there however.

DX10, were it available on XP, would not likely see as much of a system hit as on Vista (and in my case with Bio-Shock, I only see a slight frame rate decrease and the effects are worth every lost frame). Granted, some of the more advanced DX10 only shaders and effects would give a good googly to a system not prepared for it, but that is true regardless of OS or machine hardware.

As for exclusive, quite true. And it's not likely to occur any time soon. However, given the total level of immersion increase available with multi-point cast light shadows and other effects available under DX10 (at less of a performance hit than it would be to try and achieve in under DX9), I would rather see the DX10->XP projeckt actually make it.

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Post by 5eraph » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:19 am

I'll keep my ramblings concerning DX10 to myself, for now. :P

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RogueSpear wrote:I swear gaming on the PC was an easier endeavor when I had to make a custom config.sys and autoexec.bat with himem.sys and emm386 settings.
LOL. Nice to see somebody besides me remembers the good old days. :D

I have a seven-year-old Falcon Mach V that still runs after countless upgrades. A word to the wise: If you're comfortable building PCs then build your own unless you really need a full system warranty. You'll spend half as much for the same exact hardware with less waiting and no preinstalled bloatware. ;)

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Post by Nico » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:13 am

Do you thinks the DX10 files for XP need an addon ?

I can do it even if I think it's seems useless maybe for some dev ?

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Post by maveric73ph » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:38 am

Nico wrote:Do you thinks the DX10 files for XP need an addon ?

I can do it even if I think it's seems useless maybe for some dev ?
I'd like that, like to test it myself, but don't just take my word for it. Anybody else?

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Post by c400 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:03 am

it would be great

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