N231YE
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DirectX 10 For Windows XP?

Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:48 am

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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RE: DirectX 10 For Windows XP?

Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:04 pm

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
 
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RE: DirectX 10 For Windows XP?

Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:26 pm

Thanks for the input
 
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RE: DirectX 10 For Windows XP?

Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:40 pm

Are current graphics cards compatible with DX10?

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RE: DirectX 10 For Windows XP?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:58 am

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.
 
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RE: DirectX 10 For Windows XP?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:06 pm

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

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