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No DirectX 11.1 for Windows 7?

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#76
so what made going from DX 8 on XP to DX 9 So easy? Its an excuse to not code DX honestly.
Nothing major changed at least in regards to the OS. The changes were mostly in the API and hardware.

DirectX 9.0c to DirectX 10 was akin to Windows 95 to Windows NT. They're both the same operating system but vastly different in execution.
 
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#77
Funny, all the comments about Microsoft locking down developers with an API.

All those silly DirectX PlayStation and Nintendo games.
 
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Gay... and typical of M$... moving on...
 
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#80
Are games even taking FULL advantage of DX10 yet? I've seen DX10 demos that look much better then current games.

I see a trend. By the time the hardware is fast enough to support rendering what the current DX version claims it can do, another DX version comes out. Guaranteed profits I guess.
 

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#82
I think the .1 gives away how incremental an update this is (and thus how unimportant it really is, save a crude attempt to get those that want 'the latest and greatest' to upgrade).

Win 7 still does everything fine so (as I've stated elsewhere) I won't be moving up anytime soon (watching paint dry is still more enjoyable than installing an OS and the rest of the software/clutter I use). :shadedshu
 
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#84
What the big deal? DX releases after 10 are just incremental supersets
I agree. What applications require 11.1 or even 11 anyway? I'm sure average Joe, housewives, and even companies wouldn't give no shit about this and they'd be absolutely right.
 
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#85
I agree. What applications require 11.1 or even 11 anyway? I'm sure average Joe, housewives, and even companies wouldn't give no shit about this and they'd be absolutely right.
Could come handy for future IGPs for 3D support, and watching some movies is perhaps what average Joe would do, don't you think?
 

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#86
Why all suprised? MS has been doing this for years with DirectX... To get 10 you needed vista...
 
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#87
Why all suprised? MS has been doing this for years with DirectX... To get 10 you needed vista...
The difference was that from DirectX 9.0c to DirectX 10 was a huge overhaul of the API, so that one actually made sense, since Windows XP -> Vista was a pretty large overhaul of Windows. This is just as revision to a version of DirectX that is already running on Windows 7. It would be like if they said in order to get DirectX 9.0c you needed to get Vista, otherwise you're stuck with DirectX 9.0b. I also wouldn't say Microsoft has been doing this for years considering they have only done it once--with good reason. Vista and 7 feature the same DX support.
 
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I am already using win 8 :D
 
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#89
if its anything like the dx10.1 upgrade it seems like marketing bull to me :)
 
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#90
lol Microsoft is funny...they will implement DX11.1 into Win 7 as Win 7 Came with DX11 and its 2nd DX update will be DX 11.1 no doubt there at all for me. It may be a little late to the game for Win 7 users but they will get their just reward of 11.1. YOU WILL SEE...;)
hate to say I told you so. :p KB articles:KB2670838

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670838
 
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UE should fine MS again.
 

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I thought that this thread was dead. :confused:
 
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I thought that this thread was dead. :confused:
the thread was discussing different possibilities. when the true one was confirmed, it was updated. look at the post that resurrected it. when it's a direct update to the topic imo it's ok to res a thread that's less than 6 months old.
 
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#95
Will BF3 update to DX 11.1?