Stupid Windows gaming/video card question

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by mdaniel, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Is Direct3D part of DirectX? So if a game says it needs Direct3D support and a video card is DirectX compatible, then the game is supported, right? I ask because some video cards list just DirectX and OpenGL while others also list Direct3D explicitly.
     
  2. Rob

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    A modern video card will play just about all modern video games.

    If it doesn't take it back to the store yealing "Rob98ZJ is a LIAR!!!!"
     
  3. Kabuko

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    Direct3D is part of DirectX, almost all new video cards will support Direct3D/DirectX/OpenGL. If you get a brand name card (i.e. ATI or nVidia chipset) you have no worries in this area. There are some differences, for example, some will say DirectX 9.0 compatibility, that's a bit different, but nothing to worry about unless you're a serious gamer.
     

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