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Keyword. Time-Consuming. Sounds like laziness to me. =P
Ignorant man. Lets see you CODE a retail game release. I think the furthest thing game devs are from is LAZY. Lazy mebbe in terms of how much exercise they physically get sitting down writing code, but mentally, I think coding a game that takes 5 years to produce is the furthest thing from lazy... WOW
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We can't really blame devs, it already takes long enough to release a game. If they had to spend >5 years they'd all go under.
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Ignorant man. Lets see you CODE a retail game release. I think the furthest thing game devs are from is LAZY. Lazy mebbe in terms of how much exercise they physically get sitting down writing code, but mentally, I think coding a game that takes 5 years to produce is the furthest thing from lazy... WOW
It is very obvious that he has never done any low level programming before.
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API standardizing everything. Developers cannot really optimize a game to run specifically on each different PC hardware setup, so although API's suck, and it would be better to program each game individually to the system it runs on, it would be almost impossible to do so, thus API's like DirectX are a necessary evil.
     
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Now that xbox is so successful, Microsoft has a major financial incentive to choke the PC community with directx (if that is in fact what is happening)
Microsoft absolutely does not want to kill PC gaming...

Why are many users here still using Windows?
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Very good article.
By the way, Xbox 360 doesnt need such high-end hardware just because its very effective designed device.
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post #87 of 107
Good read, thanks.

For some reason i didn't see this when i viewed bit-tech couple of days ago.
post #88 of 107
Either make your own API or become the sole provider of video cards. Even though prices would shoot up if only AMD or Nvidia sold gaming class video cards game developers could code at a lower level, meaning more power utilized.

Anyway, DX is waaay better than the old days where 3d acceleration in some games would only work if you had a certain manufacturer's graphics card.
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post #89 of 107
stop making gorram ports
make a dx11 only pc game and it will probably wipe the floor with anything to date
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Microsoft absolutely does not want to kill PC gaming...

Why are many users here still using Windows?
I thought Microsoft mainly targeted, businesses?
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