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Is it possible to play DX10 games with DX9?
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Ill put it simple... no
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Only if the game also supports dx9 (like Crysis).. If it doesn't you won't be able to play it.
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Originally Posted by maka08 View Post
Is it possible to play DX10 games with DX9?
All DX10 games for the next year or two will be backwards compatible with DX9. The developers must maintain a certain hit-rate since very few ppl have DX10 cards.
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post #5 of 21
I wonder though..

How much LESS pretty Crysis will look using DX9
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post #6 of 21
If the game supports DX9 aswel as DX10 then yes it will be fine. However if its simply DX10 then only DX10 hardware will work .
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I wonder if, in the future when games start being compatible with only DX10, my friends and I over at DG will start cracking these games to work with DX9.... how hard would it be? i know how to program in C++ and DirectX but dont really know how to program for DX10 yet, is it much different?
    
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post #8 of 21
For starters.. you'd need the source code.
Which is NOTHING easy to crack - and most impossible to get (unless you're working with the makers )


It would take a tremendous effort. I can tell you that.
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post #9 of 21
Quick question that's along these same lines. Is DirectX 10 compatible with XP? I read somewhere that 10 only runs on Vista. The reason I ask is because of a video card I want to get. It's a Fatal1ty card that only runs DX10, but I want to stay with an XP system.
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If you want DX10, you have to go Vista...sorry.
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