Hi Dark,

Smile. Well then, I have some very bad news for you. DirectX 10 only
comes preinstalled with Windows Vista. DirectX 11--which I am
running--only comes preinstalled with Windows 7. So your only two
choices are upgrade Windows or do without. Microsoft has no plans to
fully port DirectX 10 or DirectX 11 to XP. I'm sure that is an
intentional move on their part to force the remaining XP gamers such
as yourself to upgrade to Windows 7 by holding back certain components
required to run newer PC games.

To be honest that is why I haven't included a lot of the newer DirectX
components in the G3D engine yet. i know there are still too many XP
users to just convert everything to DirectX 11 standards and end up
screwing those customers out of a XP compatible game. By doing that
I'd only end up blowing my foot off because I don't think people are
going to go out and buy a new computer with Windows 7 on it just to
play my games. Although, Direct3D 11 is a far superior graphics API
and XAudio2 currently has the best 5.1 surround sound system on the
market. Both would improve my games, but Direct3D 11 is a Windows 7
only component.


On 11/4/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> Well first I need to find the download!
> I tried googling direct x 10, but the only download it brought me to was the
> 9.0C one I already have for some reason.
> It would be rubbish if dx10 only comes preinstalled with windows 7.
> Beware the grue!
> Dark.

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