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CrossOver to Bring DirectX 10 Support to Linux and Mac

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  1. btarunr

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    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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    hehe i already have a pro license for crossover:D
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    Many Thanks to [IRA]_FBi for sending this in.
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    This is why i am installing Kubuntu tonight :)
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    teh irony is no dx10 for xp ....
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    Yes, with the staggering amount of DX10 titles out there, that really hurts...
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    Yes, the most popular OS on the planet doesn't support DX10. :laugh:
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    dont sweat it, Win 7 should be a way better supporter of the DX API in general.

    Other news, this is good on the Linux Front, Mac however, is just Darwin.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_(operating_system)
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    what's the point when DX11 is gonna come out in say like 6 months?
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    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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    Because OS usage statistics show WinXP leads Win98.
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    dx 8.1 was the last dx for win 98.
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    I never looked at it that way. It is pretty ironic.
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    incorrect, DX9B was the last verison of DX to be released for the 9x platform.
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    Been waiting for this for a long time, too bad WINE will be updated later.
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    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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    +1 for 98 best os i ever had
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    mhhm..i never really liked crossover but this might be a good reason to get it.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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