Video Software DVD Tweaking DirectX 10 Compatibility Libraries

DirectX 10 Compatibility Libraries Pre-Alpha for Windows

by Falling Leaf Systems, LLC

Avg. Rating 4.2 (33 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.8 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 26,091
Publisher Falling Leaf Systems, LLC
Homepage DirectX 10 Compatibility Libraries

Publisher's Description

Microsoft did not release DirectX 10 for Windows XP because of the complexies involved. Here you have the first steps towards what Microsoft cannot do. You do not need Vista anymore to run DirectX 10 software.

Latest Reviews

juancitocook

juancitocook reviewed vPre-Alpha on Dec 29, 2007

So, whats up Cody Brocious?, you has gone?, somebody scares you?, where is the release?, is a joke or you finnaly did it?...

c4p0ne

c4p0ne reviewed vPre-Alpha on Jul 15, 2007

Exactly. Strong arming poor gamers into a forceful pocket-rape type situation just so they can have DX10. Micropen1s, pure business no morals, as always. Everyone's a number, a statistic, a potential lump of cash.

Unfortunately, I don't think they'll ever get DX10 working "perfect" under XP though. But if it's even close, I think there's gonna be an A$$ LOAD of happy campers out there.

Worse comes to worst, crack Vista, use it, teach others how to teach others to do it too. Thing is, Vista is quite SH*TTY right now so no one even really wants to use it cracked! rofl! Nice goin' there Microc0cks! Maybe after SP1 it will be even worth using cracked. :\

Anyway WAY TO GO FALLING LEAF. KEEP UP THIS EFFORT I support you fully! :)

speedwaystar

speedwaystar reviewed vPre-Alpha on Jul 10, 2007

"Microsoft did not release DirectX 10 for Windows XP because of the complexies involved."

Er, no, Microsoft did not release DirectX 10 for Windows XP because they want to force people to upgrade. There's NO other reason whatsoever. Period.

xproject51

xproject51 reviewed vPre-Alpha on Jun 27, 2007

I'm not gonna download this yet. But I do hope that someday, DX10 will be brought to XP. So I'm giving this a 5 for starting a revolution.

Qlib

Qlib reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 28, 2007

not exactly useable.. but they deserve an absolute 5 star for trying and lets hope they succeed..

Windows Vista is absolutely NOT tempting in any way fashion or form.. I'd rather get a mac or even go.. shrug.. linux..than installing Windows Fista. Windows Fista, how deep do you want to go today? should be their new slogal........(for those who dont get it, go look up fisting on google)....

Dsfargeg

Dsfargeg reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 26, 2007

One reason less for using that Vista crap!
It's still a very early version, but DX10 games are still far away, so by the time any come aound, this will probably be pretty usable.

MS isn't putting DX10 in XP to force people to switch to Vista when they want DX10.

LRN

LRN reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 26, 2007

5 for try. They deserve it, really.

AnthonySPT, you're probably right, and DX10@XP would probably be painful. On the other hand this project will help porting DX10 to open XP-compatible systems. Previously i thought DX10@ReactOS is unreal. Now i don't think so.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 26, 2007

Hard to rate. Anyway, DX10 is possible. Yes, it will be difficult.

The main difficulty will be if Microsoft intentionally hides code or does other things in software to make it difficult to do this.

I'm not sure how this will be implemented. I suppose the easiest way is for XP to look normal, but implement a DX10 "layer" when needed. It will be really interesting to see if FULL DX10 support is implemented. If so, we may even see Vista Media Center ports for any XP version (Uh, if anyone cares).

OEM versions of Vista are fairly cheap (about half price but dedicated to the installed motherboard). However, Microsoft's announced that most people will be unable to purchase OEM after a certain date.

I'm really hoping for DX10. Windows XP Media 2005 works great for me. I really don't feel I should have to buy a whole new Operating System just to play the latest games. Yes, Microsoft has to make money, but Vista isn't very impressive and there's absolutely NOTHING in it that I need or want (besides DX10). In fact, they've made changes that annoy many experienced computer users.

Did you know that Microsoft held off releasing IE7 because it was supposed to be a Vista-only feature. They only released it for XP because Firefox started to really threaten them.

Some Linux versions like Ubuntu/Kubuntu are developing very nicely and are going to blow away Vista and OS X in two years. In fact, much of the "guts" of Ubuntu blow away Vista now. Just what did Microsoft do for five years anyway?
There are people working on getting full DX9 and DX10 support for Linux. Not only that but distros like Ubuntu are continuously improving and not waiting for years to release code like some people. (The Sony PS3 is going to help bring about Linux. It's a computer that can only run Linux!)

If Linux gets DX10 working and continues to improve then Microsoft's in serious trouble and may find the next OS after Vista a hard sell.

My money's on Ubuntu (Kubuntu is the KDE version).

the artist

the artist reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 25, 2007

WHAT??! DX10 for XP???! i don' know enough to say if it may work or not and possibly won't understand some very complicated explanations about it, but if someone is trying to do it and believes it is possible, i'm interested.

After all, there are many who believe that dx10 in vista only is just a marketing tactic...

REMEMBER: it's a PRE ... ALPHA

tickleonthetum

tickleonthetum reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 25, 2007

AnthonySPT: I think you've hit the nail on the head!

I would not recommend forking over £50 to them just yet. Microsoft may not be too happy with this and it could land them in a heap of legal troubles!

Avg. Rating 4.2 (33 votes)
Your Rating
juancitocook

juancitocook reviewed vPre-Alpha on Dec 29, 2007

So, whats up Cody Brocious?, you has gone?, somebody scares you?, where is the release?, is a joke or you finnaly did it?...

c4p0ne

c4p0ne reviewed vPre-Alpha on Jul 15, 2007

Exactly. Strong arming poor gamers into a forceful pocket-rape type situation just so they can have DX10. Micropen1s, pure business no morals, as always. Everyone's a number, a statistic, a potential lump of cash.

Unfortunately, I don't think they'll ever get DX10 working "perfect" under XP though. But if it's even close, I think there's gonna be an A$$ LOAD of happy campers out there.

Worse comes to worst, crack Vista, use it, teach others how to teach others to do it too. Thing is, Vista is quite SH*TTY right now so no one even really wants to use it cracked! rofl! Nice goin' there Microc0cks! Maybe after SP1 it will be even worth using cracked. :\

Anyway WAY TO GO FALLING LEAF. KEEP UP THIS EFFORT I support you fully! :)

speedwaystar

speedwaystar reviewed vPre-Alpha on Jul 10, 2007

"Microsoft did not release DirectX 10 for Windows XP because of the complexies involved."

Er, no, Microsoft did not release DirectX 10 for Windows XP because they want to force people to upgrade. There's NO other reason whatsoever. Period.

xproject51

xproject51 reviewed vPre-Alpha on Jun 27, 2007

I'm not gonna download this yet. But I do hope that someday, DX10 will be brought to XP. So I'm giving this a 5 for starting a revolution.

Qlib

Qlib reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 28, 2007

not exactly useable.. but they deserve an absolute 5 star for trying and lets hope they succeed..

Windows Vista is absolutely NOT tempting in any way fashion or form.. I'd rather get a mac or even go.. shrug.. linux..than installing Windows Fista. Windows Fista, how deep do you want to go today? should be their new slogal........(for those who dont get it, go look up fisting on google)....

Dsfargeg

Dsfargeg reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 26, 2007

One reason less for using that Vista crap!
It's still a very early version, but DX10 games are still far away, so by the time any come aound, this will probably be pretty usable.

MS isn't putting DX10 in XP to force people to switch to Vista when they want DX10.

LRN

LRN reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 26, 2007

5 for try. They deserve it, really.

AnthonySPT, you're probably right, and DX10@XP would probably be painful. On the other hand this project will help porting DX10 to open XP-compatible systems. Previously i thought DX10@ReactOS is unreal. Now i don't think so.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 26, 2007

Hard to rate. Anyway, DX10 is possible. Yes, it will be difficult.

The main difficulty will be if Microsoft intentionally hides code or does other things in software to make it difficult to do this.

I'm not sure how this will be implemented. I suppose the easiest way is for XP to look normal, but implement a DX10 "layer" when needed. It will be really interesting to see if FULL DX10 support is implemented. If so, we may even see Vista Media Center ports for any XP version (Uh, if anyone cares).

OEM versions of Vista are fairly cheap (about half price but dedicated to the installed motherboard). However, Microsoft's announced that most people will be unable to purchase OEM after a certain date.

I'm really hoping for DX10. Windows XP Media 2005 works great for me. I really don't feel I should have to buy a whole new Operating System just to play the latest games. Yes, Microsoft has to make money, but Vista isn't very impressive and there's absolutely NOTHING in it that I need or want (besides DX10). In fact, they've made changes that annoy many experienced computer users.

Did you know that Microsoft held off releasing IE7 because it was supposed to be a Vista-only feature. They only released it for XP because Firefox started to really threaten them.

Some Linux versions like Ubuntu/Kubuntu are developing very nicely and are going to blow away Vista and OS X in two years. In fact, much of the "guts" of Ubuntu blow away Vista now. Just what did Microsoft do for five years anyway?
There are people working on getting full DX9 and DX10 support for Linux. Not only that but distros like Ubuntu are continuously improving and not waiting for years to release code like some people. (The Sony PS3 is going to help bring about Linux. It's a computer that can only run Linux!)

If Linux gets DX10 working and continues to improve then Microsoft's in serious trouble and may find the next OS after Vista a hard sell.

My money's on Ubuntu (Kubuntu is the KDE version).

the artist

the artist reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 25, 2007

WHAT??! DX10 for XP???! i don' know enough to say if it may work or not and possibly won't understand some very complicated explanations about it, but if someone is trying to do it and believes it is possible, i'm interested.

After all, there are many who believe that dx10 in vista only is just a marketing tactic...

REMEMBER: it's a PRE ... ALPHA

tickleonthetum

tickleonthetum reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 25, 2007

AnthonySPT: I think you've hit the nail on the head!

I would not recommend forking over £50 to them just yet. Microsoft may not be too happy with this and it could land them in a heap of legal troubles!

alphatrigon

alphatrigon reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 25, 2007

only my opinion...
this is a fishhook thing to try and farm nonrefundable $50...
but who knows right? ;)

AnthonySPT

AnthonySPT reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 25, 2007

Wow, this is great, except for the parts of DirectX 10 that assume the OS is using a GPU Scheduler, and the OS is capable of GPU RAM Virtualization, which XP does not do.

So you have basically wrapped DirectX 10 to basic functions, but there is NO way to provide all the featurs of DirectX on an OS without the 'basic' plumbing required by DirectX 10, two of which I mention above.

There is also the need for GPU Scheduling for the Physics and non Video Call to the GPU through DirectX 10, again something you cannot do on any OS other than Vista, as XP nor any other OS currently has a GPU Scheduler.

(The GPU Scheduler in Vista ensures no application can fully control the GPU nor do the applications have to 'yield' control, as Vista provides a pre-emtive multi-tasking environment for GPUs, as well as scaling across multiple GPU cores without using SLI type technologies.)

So if an application is written to DirectX10 guidelines and never yields the GPU as it expects the OS to do this, or if the DirectX 10 application expects the OS to virtualize the VRAM, it will simply lockup or fail on XP or any other OS.

To honestly support DirectX 10 on XP, the author would also have to back port the Vista video subsystem, including the complete WDDM from Vista.

So the author is well meant in their intentions, but somehow they have a serious area of misinformation as they do not fully understand why DirectX 10 can only be ran under Vista properly.

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 25, 2007

I'm the first to try this looking at the stats. Disregard the rating because I haven't tried it yet. If I get results that are either favorable or unfavorable, I will be back to report. So, here goes.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed vPre-Alpha on Apr 25, 2007

This deserves an extra primo good kudos!!!

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