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Windows Game Developers Didn't know about DirectX

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    That comes with video card drivers. It could be done in video card hardware or be done by processor, in software. It is not replacement for DirectX. Game has to be made to support it.
    Is that a yes?

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    That comes with video card drivers. It could be done in video card hardware or be done by processor, in software. It is not replacement for DirectX. Game has to be made to support it.
    Is that a yes?
    Yes it is yes. Get this program to find out about your video card capabilities with Open GL information : GPU Caps Viewer: Graphics card and GPU information utility, OpenGL, OpenCL and CUDA API support, NVIDIA GeForce, ATI Radeon | oZone3D.Net
    There's some information here too: Download TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.7.7 | techPowerUp
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    Now what do I do or look for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Now what do I do or look for?
    In GPU caps viewer for OpenGL information, it's somewhere in the middle. On the bottom you have tests to se what works and what doesn't.
    If you are still in contact with those guys ask them which version of OpenGL their game supports. You can also tell them which version you have and see what they say.
    Can you provide me with address where I can download and try that game preview ? Just to see if it would run here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    they told me that they were working off of Mac's and didn't even know about DirectX. I believe in this game and I want to see it work on my system. Is there an easy fix for this or is going to take some brains.
    If a game developer tells me they don't know about Direct X and are purportedly developing a game for PC.... I'd run far far away from them.

    Sort of like a business company telling you they never heard of Outlook mail. This info kind of goes hand in hand for the field you're in.

    My two cents.
    That too but still it could be a Flash game or work thru browser, who knows but those guys probably don't, lol. Carelessly written program, even if it is "only" a game can wreck havoc with rest of the system, specially if it starts messing with registry and shared .DLLs. Dx goes pretty deep into system and can mess up a lot of stuff too. Since there is just no picture but rest seems to be working, it may be even just a mater of wrong resolution or frequency without dependance on DX. Even large game developers have problems when porting from game machines and more often than not make a mess of otherwise good game.
    I remember long time ago, I was trying to port some programs from Atari 400 to Radio Shack CoCo, both of them used same BASIC, there was only 100 or so lines of code and still it was difficult job. If it was that easy, everybody would be doing it.
    However they design the game is one thing; stating you don't know about an important API on the world's most prevalent OS is entirely different.

    Yeah their intentions may be not to use the API, but calling yourself a developer and stating you didn't know about DX is scary. Even before taking programing classes I knew about java and C++. Why? ... Because I mess with computers.

    Anyway I note the OP corrected himself, but I was just making a general comment.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Downloading now, not much information about it though.
    OK. it works here no problem. The only way to get out of it is with F4 but looks ok. Set on highest details and resolution.Click image for larger version
    Here's info about my GPU.
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    Information on the game is here: Modern Law Windows, Mac, Linux game - Indie DB
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    Okay, apparently I was mistaken again, the game doesn't support OpenGL either. In their on words, "We use Unity 3D, it doesn't go into depth on the build, but no Open GL wasn't an option in our build panel options."
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Okay, apparently I was mistaken again, the game doesn't support OpenGL either. In their on words, "We use Unity 3D, it doesn't go into depth on the build, but no Open GL wasn't an option in our build panel options."
    Hmmm. whatever it runs on, works here.
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