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GamePro.com, as well as many other game media outlets, have reported that Halo 2 will support Direct X 10 visual effects. This is not the case, according to an update from Microsoft. Though the Windows Vista version of Halo 2 will be based on Direct X 9 graphics technologies, owners of Direct X 10 hardware can expect to see "certain performance benefits." What those benefits are remains to be seen, though faster frame rates seem likely.
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I always thought H2PC was going to be released with Vista to bring attention to DX10
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LOL! This is the best news all day; a Microsoft game coming to Vista without DX10, who would've "thunk" it?!
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Well as far as I'm concerned, since most of DirectX 10's improvements were in the realm of higher efficiency, lower CPU dependance and higher performance; I guess that means Halo 2 PC is at least partially, using Direct X 10 instructions.

Most likely what they meant was that it will run on DX9 hardware but with DX10 hardware you can take advantage of all of DX10/WDDM's benefits and get higher framerates but not necessarily any nicer looking graphics.
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Well as far as I'm concerned, since most of DirectX 10's improvements were in the realm of higher efficiency, lower CPU dependance and higher performance; I guess that means Halo 2 PC is at least partially, using Direct X 10 instructions.

Most likely what they meant was that it will run on DX9 hardware but with DX10 hardware you can take advantage of all of DX10/WDDM's benefits and get higher framerates but not necessarily any nicer looking graphics.
That "could" be because of the DX9 for Vista being better than the XP counterpart... although I doubt it.

Anyway, I'm sure running a DX9 game on Vista involves DX10 being in the picture somewhere, if it be one pixel out of a million, then it's still there! (That was just an example, I don't mean that DX10 will actually do any processing for DX9 games, just that it is somewhere in there. Id est, launching the DX9 emulator when it figures out its a DX9 game?)
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I was really hoping for this game to be DX10.. I WANT MORE GRAPHICS!!
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Bah M$ can kiss my behonkus
    
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well the orignal ond Xbox only had DX 7.1!!! so lol
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Yay, I will be able to play Halo 2 PC without buying a dx10 card...muhahahah
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I already knew this. Halo 2 is on Vista because of networking options that Vista has over XP.
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well the orignal ond Xbox only had DX 7.1!!! so lol
The APIs were largely based on 8.1, actually.
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