View Full Version : DirectX?

11-02-2002, 01:15 PM
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...

11-02-2002, 02:06 PM
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.

11-03-2002, 12:21 AM
Yes it doe's. thank you.