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DX10 for XP ?!?!


Resident Grammar Amender
Feb 21, 2005
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a tad bit of toppic but do directx 10 games run on a directx 9 system? well os? coz my compnants support directx10 but im running xp, if so its a wait till windows 7 for me
As it's been mentioned, DX10 only works on Vista. You can 'trick' certain DX10 games (such as Crysis) to enable some of the DX10 features but this isn't really DX10 - I think it's possible to enable to the DX10 features on DX9 hardware, but don't quote me on that.

I run XP Pro and have a DX10 GFX card but unfortunately haven't managed to get full DX10 support enabled as I'm nowhere near clued up to do so. Just the odd tinkering with DX10 coded games to see if my GFX card can make use of the DX10 tech that is lying dormant.