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John Carmack on DX10 and Quakewars

Dec 20, 2005
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GI: Are you planning on adopting DX10 for Quake Wars?

Carmack: Not for Quake Wars, for sure. It has come up as a question for our internal development projects, and we weren’t even expecting to ask that question. There’s no massive pull for me for DX10. It would be more a question of if we don’t think we’re going to get done until Vista is broadly adopted, it might just save us development and support things to say it’s a DX10 game--but there’s no huge thing where we’re dying to use any particular DX10 feature. It would just more be a question about practically, is the market there where we can write off everything else? Quake Wars is definitely not DX10.


Nice to know..
Aug 30, 2006
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Carmack's ability to speak is becoming quiet laboured. He's lost his eloquence.
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Carmack's ability to speak is becoming quiet laboured. He's lost his eloquence.
Heh, that's ok by me @ least: I just like to read this guy's take on things, mainly because his company IDSoftware produces the games I have been a true "fanboy" of since they did work for Wolf3d (for Apogee), all the way thru the entire DOOM & QUAKE series.

* Thanks for the link for the read by the by... off to check it, now.

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hmm, thats him and gabe newell that have spoke badly of the ps3 now...