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Thread: DirectX?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2002


    Can someone please explain to me what exaktly directX is?
    I know that different games requiers different versions of this and that i can't manage my gaming without it, but WTF is it??

    Some sort of patch to make the os compatible with the game or what? :?:

    The newest games like mafia etc requiers the 8.1 version.
    And that version has been around for some time know...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Texas, USA


    I'm working from recollection here, so hopefully I don't screw this up too badly... ;)

    DirectX is an API that allows for manufacturers of games to easily have compatibility with as wide a variety of hardware as possible. Since the game makers only have to create coding that can communicate with DirectX, they don't have to create a separate code for each possible video/sound card on the market.

    Hardware manufacturers will also go by this standard as it will ensure that their product will be compatible with a vast majority of games available.

    Hope this clears it up a little bit for you.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2002


    Yes it doe's. thank you.


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