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DirectX 9.L will be a DirectX 10 for Windows XP

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This would be good as i dont wish to go to Vista

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WE MANAGED TO glean a few facts about the upcoming DirectX 9.0 L we told you about here.
DirectX 9.0 L is simply a renamed and refurbished DirectX 10 for Windows XP. It will make DirectX 10 games to work on Windows XP.

And games such as the upcoming Crysis won't work on the existing DirectX 9.0 c. they need a DirectX 9.0 L

One of the biggest issues is the fact that Nvidia or ATI won't have any mainstream or entry-level cards until at least mid- to end of Q1 2007. This suggests that if Vista tips up around the beginning of the year, gamers will be turned off by it.

Electronic Arts, the publisher of Crysis, wants to sell hundreds or thousands, even millions of copies and we doubt that Nvidia can produce and sell that many Geforce 8800 GTX and GTS cards.

It will be interesting to see whether the Windows XP Crysis will be different from the Vista ones
Here:http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35110
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Very interesting. I dont really want to go to Vista either. So this might be ok. Just have to wait and see.
    
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Yes it would be Nice as Vista offers me nomore than XP does..Personally.
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Already posted sorry.

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Indeed so it has..Obviously didnt look hard enough.
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I doubt EA expects to sell millions of copies of a game...
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
I doubt EA expects to sell millions of copies of a game...
Always a joker...LOL

thanks for the 9.0L info
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I tried the BETA of Vista and I must say, I like it. Its a shame that DirectX10 takes so long to arrive. I think MS waits with the release until cards are out and Nvidia and Ati arent hurrying stuff because there is no Windows Vista and DirectX10 yet.

So they both wait on eachother in my opinion
Almost forgot the most important thing! I want to upgrade to a DirectX10 card!
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I think Vista sucks, i can't get my software to work with Vista, firewall is all screwed up, my anti virus doesn't recognize anything. I'd stay away from Vista for a couple years
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yeah itll prob be jsut like xp for the first year or so until vista sp2 comes out and then it will work but then they'll have the next one coming out jsut as they findish the problems with vista.... m$
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