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Old 01-27-2002, 11:46 PM   #1
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Question DirectX equal for Linux


I was wondering, if there is such an equivalent of DirectX for Linux, and I'm not talking WineX or OpenGL (A superior equal to Direct3D).

What I mean is there a Linux equivalent for every component included in DirectX.
 
Old 01-28-2002, 12:14 PM   #2
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Talking hehehe....

directx, the way i understand it allows direct access to the video card(for hardware accelleration). linux(actually X window) supports hardware rendering through a DRI(direct rendering interface etc.) thingy that you need to compile for your video card for it to work. (i guess thats the equivelent of directX, - but i hear that direct x isnt exactly "direct" )its a shame though... snazzy hardware acceleration under x windows only works with a dozen or so cards
 
Old 01-28-2002, 12:19 PM   #3
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Nope, dont expect a DirectX (Direct3D) equivelent for the UNIX/Linux platform anytime soon, or at least "direct" access API. Microsoft will sue bigtime if UNIX developers use the source to make a UNIX/Linux port...

I think emulators like WineX will be a half decent replacement though. Don't expect them to run as fast as on windows itself but at least it will work. IMO openGL is much better anyways.
 
Old 01-28-2002, 05:50 PM   #4
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Typically when people think of DirectX equivlent for linux they think SDL (www.libsdl.org). SDL does not allow you to play DirectX games under Linux (WineX tools do...www.transgaming.com) but it does work in a similar manner. The games Lokigames ported used SDL in some cases and games like tux racer use it as well.

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