Wednesday, March 11th 2009

CrossOver to Bring DirectX 10 Support to Linux and Mac

Codeweavers, the company behind CrossOver, a software that allows Linux and Mac users to run Windows applications, is readying support for Microsoft's DirectX 10 API on in upcoming versions of CrossOver Games. CrossOver Games is a variant of the software specifically designed to run games for Windows with near-complete software API support.

In his blog, Jeremy White, a lead developer for CrossOver products reviewed how much they had achieved on the goals they set eight months ago in the development roadmap. "We've just shipped a lot of those "under the hood" improvements for games out in CrossOver Games 7.2. We're really pushing Direct X 9 support pretty far along, and getting ready to move on DirectX 10." said White.Source: Codeweavers
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41 Comments on CrossOver to Bring DirectX 10 Support to Linux and Mac

#1
mtosev
hehe i already have a pro license for crossover:D
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Many Thanks to [IRA]_FBi for sending this in.
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#3
M8tRiX
This is why i am installing Kubuntu tonight :)
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#5
Mistral
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
teh irony is no dx10 for xp ....
Yes, with the staggering amount of DX10 titles out there, that really hurts...
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
teh irony is no dx10 for xp ....
Yes, the most popular OS on the planet doesn't support DX10. :laugh:
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#8
h3llb3nd4
what's the point when DX11 is gonna come out in say like 6 months?
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#9
Millenia
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
teh irony is no dx10 for xp ....
Because 8 year old systems should be used forever, fuck things like evolution - in fact, why is there no DX10 support for Win 98?!?!
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Millenia
Because 8 year old systems should be used forever, fuck things like evolution - in fact, why is there no DX10 support for Win 98?!?!
Because OS usage statistics show WinXP leads Win98.
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#11
mtosev
by: Millenia
Because 8 year old systems should be used forever, fuck things like evolution - in fact, why is there no DX10 support for Win 98?!?!
dx 8.1 was the last dx for win 98.
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#12
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
teh irony is no dx10 for xp ....
I never looked at it that way. It is pretty ironic.
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#13
eidairaman1
by: mtosev
dx 8.1 was the last dx for win 98.
incorrect, DX9B was the last verison of DX to be released for the 9x platform.
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#14
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Been waiting for this for a long time, too bad WINE will be updated later.
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#15
7mm
Wow, now that's great news for Linux users. Hope my AutoCAD runs on this one, only reason I'm forced to play with Windows.
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#17
Braveheart
mhhm..i never really liked crossover but this might be a good reason to get it.
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#18
a111087
can some one tell me whats the point of DX10 on MAC?
getting a good video card for mac is really hard and expensive.
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#19
csendesmark
by: Millenia
Because 8 year old systems should be used forever, fuck things like evolution - in fact, why is there no DX10 support for Win 98?!?!
There is no technical barrier to give DX10 support for XP

The problem is, M$ wannt to sell the r*t*rd*d Vista :roll:

Edit.: Waiting for Windows7... :)
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#20
Cheeseball
by: a111087
getting a good video card for mac is really hard and expensive.
Huh? The G92/b chipset series of NVIDIA cards can run just fine on most Macs. Hell even the G200 chipsets work fine now.

HD4870 has been working fine for a while now as well.
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#21
a111087
by: Cheeseball
Huh? The G92/b chipset series of NVIDIA cards can run just fine on most Macs. Hell even the G200 chipsets work fine now.

HD4870 has been working fine for a while now as well.
ok, i really don't knwo much about macs, especially the latest models, but are you saying that you can take regular pc card and use it in macs? weren't there MAC edition cards?
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#22
sideeffect
Directx 10 has been available on windows XP for some time unofficially http://www.techmixer.com/download-directx-10-for-windows-xp/ the Linux implementation is also unofficial and anyone who has used wine or cedega on linux before will know what to expect.

It will run slowly probably at half the speed or less of windows and have many bugs and wont support all games.

More effort and pressure should be put into promoting OpenGL support in newer games then we can have similar gaming performance on both Linux and windows without the need for modifying closed source directx which will never run as well on linux.
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#23
PCpraiser100
DX10 is a terrible API, there is nothing good about it in general. Then on the other hand, it does utilize the CPU and GPU better :)

Bring the API on XP ground ya morons!
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#25
eidairaman1
by: PCpraiser100
DX10 is a terrible API, there is nothing good about it in general. Then on the other hand, it does utilize the CPU and GPU better :)

Bring the API on XP ground ya morons!
If things Go right MS will replace both Vista and XP with 7.
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