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DirectX 10 For Windows XP?  
User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5266 times:

From what I have read, it looks like the driving force behind Flight Simulator X's (FS10) awesome graphics will be the newest version of Microsoft DirectX. But it seems that this will be available only to Windows Vista. Does anybody know if DirectX 10 will be made available to Windows XP, and if so, will it be in time for the release of FSX?


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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5270 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5249 times:

DirectX 10 will be for windows vista only.

Windows Vista uses a different driver model to XP, and DirectX 10 will be designed to use the new model. As such it cannot be back ported to XP

That'll teach you
User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5225 times:

Thanks for the input

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5223 times:

Are current graphics cards compatible with DX10?


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5203 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
Are current graphics cards compatible with DX10?

Supposidley, any newer computer with a "Windows Vista Compatable" sticker on it will be able to support DX10.

As far as graphics cards, I believe all of the more recent ones should be able to support it, but the newest ones will be based around it, and therefore, they will be optimised for it and Vista.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9632 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5180 times:

Well, MS did say FSX was optimised for Vista.  Smile

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