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Old 01-28-2002, 12:46 AM   #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, 01:14 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, 01:19 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.
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Typically when people think of DirectX equivlent for linux they think SDL ( SDL does not allow you to play DirectX games under Linux (WineX tools 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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