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did you just find this out? haha
    
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good find SaII, I know the Crysis that is coming out is supposed to be a true DX10 game and the new America's Army 3.0 that will be coming out next fall will also be DX10 (They are also rebuilding the game on the Unreal Engine.) So it should be pretty sweet. But I just don't see a reason to upgrade to Vista, yet..anyone else have any thoughts on this? I figured the newest games out wouldn't stand up to the criticism, that's how it ussually goes.
    
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I upgraded to vista just for the heck of it. I have XP still on my other disk to dual-boot, but honestly I haven't booted XP for quite some time. All of my applications and games seem to work fine. It takes a bit of getting used for a couple days and learning the quirks.

Bioshock is going to be coming out in less than a month (aug 21) and seems like it has some pretty nifty DX10 water effects. This is a few month old video but still fairly impressive if you watch it a couple times, especially towards the end.

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According to FX Artist Stephan Alexander and Graphics Programmer Jesse Johnson, the water effects in Bioshock are designed to work on both DX9 and DX10 technology, but that DX10 is used to accelerate the performance of some effects, which may allow for greater detail in some areas. However, Johnson said that in spite of the presence of DX10 effects, the water effects in the PC and Xbox 360 version are "nearly identical."
So basically they are saying there isn't a drastic difference, but if what they say is true then DX10 could be very handy for those with weaker cards such as mine to allow use of full detail. Even though the xbox 360 is running DX9 I think it is a combo of the extra available processing core combined with a brute force approach to the rendering.
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good find SaII, I know the Crysis that is coming out is supposed to be a true DX10 game and the new America's Army 3.0 that will be coming out next fall will also be DX10 (They are also rebuilding the game on the Unreal Engine.) So it should be pretty sweet. But I just don't see a reason to upgrade to Vista, yet..anyone else have any thoughts on this? I figured the newest games out wouldn't stand up to the criticism, that's how it ussually goes.
The reason to upgrade to Vista is because it's a great OS.


I think that the hybrid DX10 (what we've seen so far, not real DX10, like Crysis is supposed to be) is part of what's causing the problem... we need a game designed from the beginning to be DX10.
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The reason to upgrade to Vista is because it's a great OS.

I think that the hybrid DX10 (what we've seen so far, not real DX10, like Crysis is supposed to be) is part of what's causing the problem... we need a game designed from the beginning to be DX10.
I agree, everyone asks why to upgrade to Vista, but I don't really see why not to. The one and only issue I've had is the excessive "Allow this" popups, although that can be turned off (though not recommended). I haven't had any incompatibilities that I care about yet. It's great IMO

And I think you're right. I'm sure that a REAL DX10 game would make all the difference in the world in the performance than a pseudo-DX10 game.
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I see a reason why not to upgrade, your old printer/scanner/other old stuff won't work

because all the manufactures are too lazy to make drivers for vista
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I see a reason why not to upgrade, your old printer/scanner/other old stuff won't work

because all the manufactures are too lazy to make drivers for vista
There's an easy solution to that - use a print server or an all-in-one with network capability. My mom's new printer has that, and when my dad was running Vista RC2, he didn't even have to tell it to find the printer, it just did.
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good find SaII, I know the Crysis that is coming out is supposed to be a true DX10 game and the new America's Army 3.0 that will be coming out next fall will also be DX10 (They are also rebuilding the game on the Unreal Engine.) So it should be pretty sweet. But I just don't see a reason to upgrade to Vista, yet..anyone else have any thoughts on this? I figured the newest games out wouldn't stand up to the criticism, that's how it ussually goes.
Why upgrade to vista? Just for fun. It's better than those stupid themes for windows XP, and I loved the Beta and RC1 and RC2. I can't wait until I can get my own copy!
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Its not really bad.. its just not everybody wants to spend $200 on Vista, $200 more RAM, and $500 video card that can handle DX10.
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