Is DirectX 9L included in the RC1 Build?


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Guest

I have been reading and found out that Directx10 is not backward compatible
with Directx 9.0c or earlier. (see this article:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/community/gaming.mspx) However I have
aslo read that a version 9L, for compatibility with older games software, re:
pre-vista DX10, will be included with the Vista release. Is this not
included with the RC1 build? Can we download a version to test out? Wthout
Open GL support or DirectX support for older games, we cannot properly test
out our older software in Vista. I just want to make sure that i am not
jumping the gun when i purchase my new computer or Vista upgrade this January.
Thanks
 
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Guest

dx9L is supported in vista rc1 open gl is supported by the graphics card
drivers.
right now d3d dx games work as good or better than in xp.
open gl will be working when ati and nvidia fix there drivers.
i've been playing ut2004 on rc1 for a couple of weeks now and it runns good
even though sli isn't working yet my frame rates are as fast as they where
in xp.
i run ut @ 2048 x 1280 full screen on a 24" hp crt.
haven't loaded quake 4 yet because open gl isn't there yet.
 
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EdricFilho

nVIDIA 96.33 Forceware drivers for Vista 32 and 64-bit have OpenGL
implemented. I play IL2-Forgotten Battles under OpenGL perfectly under 5728
x64.

Edric
 
G

Guest

good to know i didn't load the 96.33 drivers from nvidia because i heard they
didn't support sli yet.
we'll see how RC2 is this friday maybe alot of games will play better.
so far it's been real good for beta testing and gaming.
 
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EdricFilho

Jesus, I hope that's it, because I have never reinstalled Windows so many
times!!! <:^))
 
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