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Windows 7: What is Direct X?

01 Jul 2012   #1
Amazing Aura

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
What is Direct X?

People talk all about it when I land on random games. Just what is it? I've checked the internet but I didn't really find anything useful... And what is it used for? I see I have Direct X 11


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01 Jul 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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01 Jul 2012   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amazing Aura View Post
People talk all about it when I land on random games. Just what is it? I've checked the internet but I didn't really find anything useful... And what is it used for? I see I have Direct X 11
It's Microsoft's replacement for Glide :

Glide API - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

from 3dfx:

3dfx Interactive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(1994-2002. RIP.)

(I have a Voodoo 1 card in a closet somewhere.)
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