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People can argue that dx9 cant make the true dx10 features all day but the fact is dx9 looks pretty close with better performance with the hack. I dont understand why they didnt allow dx9 to be used to its full capability, probally to do with money. Try and give vista another selling point... the same with halo2 for pc, there is no reason that halo2 should be a vista only game, appart from m$ just making exclusives to try push vista in the consumers face abit more.

I find it sad that people on here actuly stand up for this sort of behaviour, xp users have still paid for the os at the end of the day, and just because there is a new os out everything gets cut short "or not used to full capability" for xp, I mean argue all you want but they could have made crysis look better useing dx9 then they made it quite easly as the hack demonstrates.
Edited by h3xw1z4rd - 5/31/08 at 4:46am
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People can argue that dx9 cant make the true dx10 features all day but the fact is dx9 looks pretty close with better performance with the hack. I dont understand why they didnt allow dx9 to be used to its full capability, probally to do with money. Try and give vista another selling point... the same with halo2 for pc, there is no reason that halo2 should be a vista only game, appart from m$ just making exclusives to try push vista in the consumers face abit more.

I find it sad that people on here actuly stand up for this sort of behaviour, xp users have still paid for the os at the end of the day, and just because there is a new os out everything gets cut short "or not used to full capability" for xp, I mean argue all you want but they could have made crysis look better useing dx9 then they made it quite easly as the hack demonstrates.
could not agree more, thank you
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People can argue that dx9 cant make the true dx10 features all day but the fact is dx9 looks pretty close with better performance with the hack. I dont understand why they didnt allow dx9 to be used to its full capability, probally to do with money. Try and give vista another selling point... the same with halo2 for pc, there is no reason that halo2 should be a vista only game, appart from m$ just making exclusives to try push vista in the consumers face abit more.

I find it sad that people on here actuly stand up for this sort of behaviour, xp users have still paid for the os at the end of the day, and just because there is a new os out everything gets cut short "or not used to full capability" for xp, I mean argue all you want but they could have made crysis look better useing dx9 then they made it quite easly as the hack demonstrates.
I couldn't agree more and to be honest, that it the main reason why I wont be switching to Vista/DX10. Ill just wait until Windows 7 and DX11 before I even consider upgrading. Mainly because DX9 looks identical to DX10 yet DX9 offers higher performance and I get to save RAM and performance with XP.

Also, if you look at the past each even numbered DX level is normally sort of like a BETA for the next big DX level and the even numbered ones don't offer much better image quality or features over the previous one (IE DX6 didn't look much better than DX5 but DX7 looked way better than DX6, it was the same when comparing DX8 to DX7 and than DX9 came along and looked way better than DX8. Now DX10 is out and it doesn't look much better than DX9 but DX11 should be way better than DX10).
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post #24 of 26
I think that MS made DX10 for vista only so people would switch the OS. But I totally agree with all of you people with XP that they should have DX10 enabled on it.
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post #25 of 26
from what i read some very high features(like object motion blur) do not perform correctly in dx9 and look distorted and thats why that feature is unavailable in XP. i guess they could of made a dx9 very high setting but they probably just didn't care.
   
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How many of you have actually used the hack?

So far, after beating the game 2 times, I can only notice 2 differences between very high on DX9 and very high on DX10. On DX10 you get object motion blur while on DX9 you don't, but on DX9 you do get better water. Very high on DX9 gives you more details in distant water were DX10 doesn't. And before you argue, go see for yourself.

People have said that very high on DX9 doesn't give as much details on faraway objects, but this is why you can set all those object/shadow distances in the console.
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