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Posted By: Wallace Poll: DirectX - 10/04/07 05:45 PM

Posted By: Raze Re: Poll: DirectX - 10/04/07 06:49 PM
There is going to be an XBox360 version of the game, so it must support DirectX 9. That doesn't preclude the PC version from supporting some DirectX 10 features, but I doubt Larian had enough lead time to build DirectX 10 in from the start, or the resources to overhaul everything afterwards. Also, DirectX 10 is Vista only, and I don't think Larian would want to limit their target audience (depending on when the game will be released), since RPGs are already a niche market.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: Poll: DirectX - 10/04/07 06:59 PM
I also believe that Direktx10 would exclude some customers who are still running non-vista systems.

In my opinion, Number 10 is far too much overestimated. I can see practically no real reason to use it - from a consumer's point of view.

Posted By: Elliot_Kane Re: Poll: DirectX - 10/04/07 09:31 PM
I'm not intending to switch to Vista for a long time yet, so no.
Posted By: janggut Re: Poll: DirectX - 11/04/07 01:17 AM
agreed, Vista is not something essential (yet, maybe) therefore directx10 is also not something crucial in gaming.

needless to say, of course, that microsoft would beg to differ, considering the fact that they want to earn as much in every possible way.
Posted By: lepel Re: Poll: DirectX - 11/04/07 10:44 AM
I agree, it's still way too early to switch to DirectX 10
Posted By: Hurri Re: Poll: DirectX - 11/04/07 06:13 PM
I answered 'no' since it still has to run on my 3 years old laptop. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: TheDivine Re: Poll: DirectX - 12/04/07 02:32 PM
I answered yes. Since the game will be DirectX 9 compatible for sure, i think directX 10 features can be included for those who DO have vista. This will add a new public without excluding the old public.
Posted By: Wallace Re: Poll: DirectX - 12/04/07 05:45 PM
DirectX 10 model is over 1000 times better. I am not joking/exaggerating. Visit Hardware Secrets to see the actual numbers. In case you aren't yet convinced, take a look at some of the screenshots produced by DirectX 10 compatible games on

Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: Poll: DirectX - 12/04/07 08:24 PM
Yes, but what I don't like at all is that Direktx is pure indirect marketing for buying hasta la vista !

It's like a gentle force to buy it.

If it had been *entirely* for gamers, *then* they would've released it for let's say xp as well.

Posted By: sh0k3r Re: Poll: DirectX - 13/04/07 06:54 AM
back! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> ppl....i think i lost the bet "that dd2 will be released in january - february"'s the latest news?like news?

DX 9
Posted By: Elliot_Kane Re: Poll: DirectX - 13/04/07 03:26 PM
No matter how wonderful DX10 is, if the vast majority of gamers are still using XP then it's not a good idea to create a game that does not work on DX9.

Over the next few years, gamers will slowly switch over to Vista I have no doubt, but right now it's only a tiny minority.

If it's possible to create something that works on DX9 and DX10, obviously that's best - but the impression I got (And which may be wildly inaccurate) is that the two systems are not really that similar, and it would almost be like creating two separate games. I'm not sure that's feasible.
Posted By: Wallace Re: Poll: DirectX - 13/04/07 04:10 PM
So I guess it all reduces to when will they release this next RPG.

And no... 10 and 9 differ at hardware level... they are not compatible.. However there can be workarounds.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: Poll: DirectX - 13/04/07 05:26 PM
I just guess they just didn't want to make it compatible to slightly force people towards hasta la vista.

That's how MS works.
Posted By: Wallace Re: Poll: DirectX - 14/04/07 06:39 AM
@Alrik... your point is taken. But also note that Vista is compatible with DX9c.

BTW about when will this next RPG be released? I can't wait to play it.
Posted By: Nemisis_Dragon Re: Poll: DirectX - 15/04/07 02:45 PM
I voted no, because I don't want to install Vista on my machine <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: MysterD Re: Poll: DirectX - 16/05/07 02:17 AM
Yes, the game should be made for DX10 -- for all you Vista gamers out there.
And yes for supporting DX9, as well -- since not everybody has adopted to Vista, already.

Hell, I don't remember seeing many "Windows XP ONLY" games probably until Dungeon Siege 2 and Fable: TLC -- all which Microsoft published.
Posted By: TheDivine Re: Poll: DirectX - 16/05/07 12:04 PM
there are programs which make directX10 work on xp too <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

anyway, i really think it should support both, concerning the release date which will probably be somewere in 2008, it really would be good to have both supported.

Anyway, theres no loss right? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

Posted By: doctor_kaz Re: Poll: DirectX - 16/05/07 01:29 PM
Voted "don't care". The game has to be designed to run on DirectX 9 so that it can run on older PC's and the XBox 360, which means that any DirectX 10 effects will be superficial.
Posted By: Isair Re: Poll: DirectX - 12/06/07 10:43 PM
I think it is better to use dx9 too.Because not everybody has Vista and we must count in the people that can not buy vista,besides dx9 is powerful enough with good water effects and stuff.(Yea I know that dx10 is way better but Vista is a pretty new and expensive OS)
Posted By: Palahn Re: Poll: DirectX - 24/06/07 09:44 PM
No! Because today, Win XP is the most used Operating System. In the next few Years, Vista don't replace it.
Posted By: Zephyrus Re: Poll: DirectX - 27/06/07 10:35 PM
OpenGL kicks DX in the butt.
Posted By: Sissie Re: Poll: DirectX - 28/06/07 03:26 PM
Voted with "No" too, because as Alrik already said
Direktx is pure indirect marketing for buying hasta la vista

But hey - must be about two years ago I visited the Larian Forums last time! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Is there still hope after all (considering the 2007-announcements for "our next RPG" ) ? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Jurak Re: Poll: DirectX - 29/06/07 05:12 PM
I just guess they just didn't want to make it compatible to slightly force people towards hasta la vista.

That's how MS works.

Yes Alrik, it's another "forced" sale, obviously,
Posted By: DrunkenTofu Re: Poll: DirectX - 17/01/08 09:17 AM
Well, although Dx10 is obviously better than Dx9 in so many ways, all those graphics will be useless if the game design is poor. Pretty stuff is only useful if it does enhance the gameplay factor and contributes to the environment(not just slapping in AAF and stuff). Otherwise, it's just another way to tout a huge budget so you can draw in the graphics whores.

Btw, Vista is just as functional as XP, albeit with a bit of speed boost and as it is, I don't see any motivations for me to upgrade. Besides, isn't Vienna coming out in 2 to 3 years' time?
Posted By: Jeffredo Re: Poll: DirectX - 05/02/08 05:08 AM
It should be DX 10 compatible. It's probably quite a ways off and almost every new game being released now is DX 10 compatible. Just because it is capable of that does not mean it won't run on DX9 hardware. Hellgate: London, Lord of the Rings Online, Crysis and numerous others run on both systems. Don't worry that it's going to exclude you if you are still on XP.
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