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Dunan Sanis
Caldari
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Posted - 2009.09.12 15:28:00 - [1]
 

Hi,

I wonder if the Dev plans to implement DX11 in EVE "relatively" soon? ( not 2 years.... )

Because some features like tessellation and compute shaders seems to have been created FOR EVE !

Thx

Washell Olivaw
Posted - 2009.09.12 16:56:00 - [2]
 

MMO's are tied to the lowest common denominator. Don't expect to see a DX11 client for at least 2 years. People were already screaming bloody murder over possibly dropping shader model 2.0 support past winter expansion. To illustrate, DX9 was released december 2002. The DX9 client was released november 2007.

Dunan Sanis
Caldari
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Posted - 2009.09.12 17:30:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Washell Olivaw
MMO's are tied to the lowest common denominator. Don't expect to see a DX11 client for at least 2 years. People were already screaming bloody murder over possibly dropping shader model 2.0 support past winter expansion. To illustrate, DX9 was released december 2002. The DX9 client was released november 2007.


5 Years... mmmh. Well I hope they will produce some mind blowind ships in 5 years :D

Ths for the info

Lork Niffle
Gallente
External Hard Drive
Posted - 2009.09.12 18:06:00 - [4]
 

I guess they have to support DX10 first and see if it is worth making the client compatible.

They then need to be able to go back to developing 2 client builds. One for those still with XP (60%+) and those with Vista/Win7 (25%).

Valandril
Caldari
Ex-Mortis
Posted - 2009.09.12 18:17:00 - [5]
 

Wait there is dx11 already ? Didn't they like promote DX10 with everything including kitchen sink just 2 years ago ?
Just move to opengl, seriously...

Lork Niffle
Gallente
External Hard Drive
Posted - 2009.09.12 18:42:00 - [6]
 

DirectX 10 was released with Vista back in 2006. Allowing much better lighting and shader effects giving a much more coherent approach to graphics making everything appear less stuck together.

Unfortunately many games do not yet take advantage of these advanced features and the lack or backwards compatibility combined with the lowly 25% market share of Vista machines they have resorted to making DirectX 9 look the same when developing games. DirectX10.1 or 11 as it's being called provides little new features to the frontend but instead much better optimizations of the backend allowing more elaborate graphics at the same performance cost.

DirectX 11 will have better market share than DirectX 10 and may overtake DirectX9 in a few years since Win7 is already outselling Vista 7x as fast.

STALKER is a prime example of good DirectX10 usage and then Directx11.

Darriele
Minmatar
THE MuPPeT FaCTOrY
Posted - 2009.09.13 17:57:00 - [7]
 

As long as win xp is still the best gaming platform, screw DX11.
It will take time till win 7 takes over the market and hence making the transition to DX11 a "medium term" priority.

Sjors Boomschors
Posted - 2009.09.14 12:18:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Sjors Boomschors on 14/09/2009 12:23:29

DX11 is not the type of software that you all know that it is!

DX11 will be the next thing in game land, so we can expect it to be implemented soon. DX11 can run on any pc running Windows Vista / 7. The new DX11 shader-code lines are even backward compatible with DX10 and DX9 hardware.

DX11 will run on any DX11 / DX10 and DX9 hardware.

In noob-terms a DX11 game can run on DX10 / DX9 hardware.
(A DX11 game will check if the hardware is available if not it runs lower shader lines)

Washell Olivaw
Posted - 2009.09.14 12:38:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Sjors Boomschors
In noob-terms a DX11 game can run on DX10 / DX9 hardware.


If said game uses Shader Model 5.0, it'll require a DirectX 11 graphics card. Unless the developers of the game also included shader model 4.0 and/or 3.0. Same goes for the hardware tesselation. So no, a DX11 game can not run on older hardware by default, unless the devs included the code that basically turn it into a DX9/10 game.

Sjors Boomschors
Posted - 2009.09.14 13:17:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Sjors Boomschors on 14/09/2009 14:38:45

DX11 Presentation:
http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC05/

Black Sunder
Posted - 2009.09.14 14:08:00 - [11]
 

I use Windows 7 now and run DX11. Sweetest thing since XP.


 

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