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i dnt think is legal
    
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It's legal. He isn't using any code from Microsoft; just runtimes, which you have to DL yourself.

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Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
as has been discussed MANY times before, this will be emulation and alot slower, just dual boot vista for dx10, simple
Not really emulation...it should become significantly faster than your average emulator - maybe even beating Vista's performance.

Edit: And yes, this has been posted 3-5 times before.
     
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that means you could play halo 2 and shadowrun on XP???
    
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I would think the performance would drop pretty dramatically...
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post #15 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by eternaldj View Post
I would think the performance would drop pretty dramatically...
You can't make that assumption right off the bat based off the fact it's a emulator, it could probably perform better on XP since it isn't as hardware demanding as Vista.

So...has anyone tried it yet?
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post #16 of 53
i'm not expecting it to be faster than Vista at all - Vista is only about 10% slower than XP as it is
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I will be watching this, I have vista on a laptop and there is no way I want to put that crap on my gamer.
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I refuse to get vista and this is one of the reasons! I don't have to!!! =)
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan View Post
I refuse to get vista and this is one of the reasons! I don't have to!!! =)
I would think that you would know this isn't going to be as successful as they say it will be.

This is from the wine mailing list.

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Am Montag 23 April 2007 17:32 schrieb H. Verbeet:
> On 23/04/07, Ian Macfarlane <ianmacfarlane at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The Inquirer has an interesting article about something called the
> > Alky Project which claims to have initial support for DirectX 10 on
> > Windows XP (and possibly other operating systems).
>
> My impression is that the Alky project severely underestimates the
> amount of work involved in making this work right.
Actually, they tend to announce something to generate some buzz, put
themselves on slashdot and other pages to get a few people shell out the $50
for their "sapling" program, only to stop the whole thing with some excuse a
few months later.

First, they started as an open source project to "convert" Win32 PE binaries
to Linux ELF and MacOS binaries, and a set of libraries to give the code the
APIs it needs. Some day the project just vanished.

A little bit later on it came back as a closed source project which promised
to convert the prey demo, which uses OpenGL and doesn't need much fixup for
the api.

Later on they announced that they'd work on new d3d apps like TES:Oblivion,
etc. Eventually they ditched that for working on converting d3d10 apps.

Now they came around with their d3d10 lib for winxp. From a quick look at the
strings in the lib, they use opengl, but import only very, very basic
functions like glBegin, glVertex, glTexImage. No shader things, no
multitexturing, no vertex / index buffer things. With their function they can
only have a software renderer(which won't run any real game), or its just a
hello world d3d10 implementation which doesn't do much more than return
D3D_OK on CreateDeviceAndSwapchain(which would fit the few success/failure
reports I saw).
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post #20 of 53
i'm pretty sure this is illegal. isnt messing with microsoft code illegal? i'm sure microsoft will be getting on there case very soon anyway. its only a matter of time
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