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I know some of you are skeptical about the INQ, but here you go:

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35110

basically, the new DirectX 9.L revision will allow you to play DirectX 10 games on XP. You'll still need a new video card, but you won't have to waste money on Vista.
post #2 of 21
If this actually are true, then Microsoft has made a great move.
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If it turns out true, **** yes!

If not, damn the Inquirer.
post #4 of 21
Sounds good if its true.
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post #5 of 21
nice if it's true you don't have to buy vista until you want it you can keep playing on XP
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Actually, Vista has DX10 imbedded into it, and with XP it's just upgraded from DX9, so it might be a hard change.
I doubt this actually will happen.
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX
Actually, Vista has DX10 imbedded into it, and with XP it's just upgraded from DX9, so it might be a hard change.
I doubt this actually will happen.
I dunno though, someone/thing/it may make a mod for XP, they may have stopped support for SP1 but W2K support won't stop until 2010, so i don't see support for XP stopping all that soon.
    
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Quote:
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I dunno though, someone/thing/it may make a mod for XP, they may have stopped support for SP1 but W2K support won't stop until 2010, so i don't see support for XP stopping all that soon.
I believe that's true, since Win98 was supported till the start of '06.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX
I believe that's true, since Win98 was supported till the start of '06.
Yep thats right as some companys over in the far east were still using 98 on their servers so they got support longer until they could upgrade.

(I think thats the story lmao).
    
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post #10 of 21
But like the article says, I doubt nVidia or ATI will sell as many cards as EA want to sell copies of crysis.
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