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I understand Nvidea hasn't disclosed the 'source code' for GameWorks but has provided AMD with the DLL. What is recompiled DLL? is it some kind of low level mechanical binary code? if that is the case, can't that still be interpreted or is it encrypted, obfuscated by nvidea... why does it need to be source code for it to be interpreted for AMD?

I believe I have a basic understanding of what an API is. I did, however, manage to get confused when watching an interview with Richard Huddy about AMD's possible OpenWorks and it's situation with GameWorks.

So there is DX 11, OpenGL, Mantle, GameWorks plus many more. These are basically different forms of programming for graphics, correct? why is there so many? I understand nvidea standpoint that they want money; they have shareholders and budgets to satisfy. They've created a beautiful proprietary API that forces users to invest in their latest gen cards and leaves AMD and older gen nvidea cards in the dark. Nice work guys. but what I don't get is how these things mix and match? does DX11, gameworks and OpenGL (not sure of what OpenGL is) work together? or is a game made of only one?

Sorry for the ignorance. I do have a rather large intellectual curiosity with computers. Went as far as getting a copy of the Structured Computer Organisation textbook, but unfortunately had to let up for the time being as I'm studying in other fields...I pay lots of cashola for it...


Hopefully this isn't too hard to explain to someone like myself tongue.gif
Cheers.
Edited by gamingowiz - 5/20/15 at 8:25am
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