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DirectX 10 for XP???

By wompai ·
Ey, guys

I've recently been reading something about a DirectX 10 for Windows XP. Now, I know that DirectX 10 was only created for Windows Vista, but I've been reading that a producer called Alkyproject made DirectX available for Windows XP. I want to know three things:

1: Is it true?
2: If yes, how can I instal it?
3: If yes, would it be compatible with my ATI Radeon Sapphire 4600 HD series AGP 1024MB video card???

Thanks in advance!

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Download DirectX 10 for Windows XP

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to DirectX 10 for XP???

For DirectX 10 to be active on your card.
Drivers for your card here:
http://tinyurl.com/5su2r2e

Or:
http://www.technospot.net/blogs/download-directx-10-for-windows-xp-from-alky-project/

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Here you go, just click on the link (below) and you will be on a webpage with a Download button, just click on it.
http://directx.en.softonic.com/

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Thanks

by wompai In reply to DirectX 10 for XP???

Thanks for the links, but where can I download the setup? Could you send me the download link?

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Thanks, but...

by wompai In reply to DirectX 10 for XP???

Thanks, but that's direct X 9... I'm looking for a direct X 10 version that was supposed to be released for win XP by the developer AlkyProject.

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Maybe

by seanferd In reply to DirectX 10 for XP???

http://www.technospot.net/blogs/download-directx-10-for-windows-xp-from-alky-project/
http://alkyproject.blogspot.com/
or
http://www.google.com/search?q=AlkyProject

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As I recall, DX10's installer is the only thing stopping you

by Slayer_ In reply to DirectX 10 for XP???

I heard it could be done by installing DX10 to a WINE on Nix. Then copy the contents it makes on your C drive to a real Windows install using a liveCD or some other operating system.

Some of the torrent sites (the paid ones) have actual installers for DX10.

As for DX11, I have no idea. MS shot themselves in the foot hardcore by not making DX10 and 11 backwards compatible, game manufactures know that a large chunk of people are still running XP and therefore, are still using DX9, none of the game devs are smart enough to use OpenGL or other technologies though...

Such is life.

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Ok

by wompai In reply to DirectX 10 for XP???

I have no idea what WINE or Nix is, but it sounds like its worth a try... There's just one thing stopping me: if its that simple, how come nobody tried it before??

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by seanferd In reply to Ok

An Unix-like OS = Nix, a Linux distribution is generally intended. WINE is an environment for running Windows applications in Linux, etc.

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by Slayer_ In reply to Ok

Well in MMO's I have met a lot of people running DX10 on XP. So I think a lot of people have done it. Install it, grab the files, create your own installer.

Does the current Wine even have an option to emulate passed WinXP?

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