Sunday, April 22nd 2007

DirectX10 Coming for everyone, with the help of the 'Alky Project'

We all know that DirectX10, for many of us, means an expensive upgrade and the move to a new operating system. We also know that DirectX10 is going to be necessary to play DX10 games such as Crysis and Halo 2 for the PC. What if I told you that a project sought to change that? That you could run DirectX10-exclusive games such as Halo 2 for PC on a DirectX9 platform with Windows 2000? Thanks to the Alky Project, we may not have to spend a penny to enjoy DirectX10 goodness. A quote from their official blog (I know, it's not an official web-page, but they do link to working models) tells us exactly how we can make DirectX10 work without spending at least $270 on a DirectX10 upgrade ($170 NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT, $100 Windows Vista Home Basic).
I'm proud to release a preview of our DirectX 10 compatibility libraries. These libraries allow the use of DirectX 10 games on platforms other than Microsoft Vista, and increase hardware compatibility even on Vista, by compiling Geometry Shaders down to native machine code for execution where hardware isn't capable of running it. No longer will you have to upgrade your OS and video card(s) to play the latest games.
The preview/beta build is here. Make sure to read the README file, as it will tell you exactly how to install the project.Source: Blogspot
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89 Comments on DirectX10 Coming for everyone, with the help of the 'Alky Project'

#1
zekrahminator
McLovin
Look, let's not turn this into a "let's flame Vista" thread.
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
That is not flaming, its factual knowledge. Flaming Vista would be running around screaming Vista sucks.
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zekrahminator
McLovin
And trust me, if you look in the right places, you can find facts to support any point of view you'd like, so you might as well be going around screaming Vista sucks :p.
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Short of actually running around screaming Vista sucks, theres nothing wrong with factual posts supporting or hating Vista :p
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#5
erocker
2008? Vista = Windows M.E.?
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#6
wazzledoozle
Longhorn Server comes out in '08 or late '07

The next consumer version of windows is code-name Vienna and is currently scheduled for release in '09 (add in the usual delays).
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#7
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
erocker said:
2008? Vista = Windows M.E.?
Thats how a lot of ppl tend to see it, largely because of a lot of stupid decision M$ made with Vista. Such as an administrator still having to piss about changing file permissions before being able to edit or change some stuff.
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#8
Wile E
Power User
Ketxxx said:
Thats how a lot of ppl tend to see it, largely because of a lot of stupid decision M$ made with Vista. Such as an administrator still having to piss about changing file permissions before being able to edit or change some stuff.
But that's the way *nix based oses have been doing it for years. I don't see that as a con. It's a great safety feature, but Vista's implementation is a bit annoying and lacking, tbh.
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#9
wazzledoozle
Ketxxx said:
Thats how a lot of ppl tend to see it, largely because of a lot of stupid decision M$ made with Vista. Such as an administrator still having to piss about changing file permissions before being able to edit or change some stuff.
It's called disabling UAC :rolleyes: , obviously you have limited or no actual experience with Vista.
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#10
BXtreme
phew, so finally this thread got iced :) and did spoon get banned ?
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#11
zekrahminator
McLovin
Yes BXtreme, he is, he's going to be "lick(ing) my long, hard, sweaty banstick" for the next five days.
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#12
mandelore
LOL off topic but zek ur avatar just gets funnier and funnier
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#13
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Mussels said:
Considering he has a DX9 video card (x850) i'd say he's just full of crap.
i said i can use it meaning i hgave the potential to. i know someone whos been working on it since like day 1
#14
ARTOSOFT
Anyhow to check whether my vista run on DX10 or DX9c?

Regards,
Arto.
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