[SDL] DirectX 7?

Rainer Deyke root at rainerdeyke.com
Sat Sep 14 06:36:00 PDT 2002

John Hattan wrote:
> At 04:38 PM 9/13/2002 -0400, Roger D. Vargas wrote:
>> On Fri, 13 Sep 2002, Sam Lantinga wrote:
>>> No thanks, SDL 2.0 will use DirectX 8 or newer, and I'd like to
>>> keep the backwards compatibility of DirectX 5.0 for the current
>>> stable release. And what is the benefit of use DX 8?
> Compatibility with XBox :)

If I understand correctly, DX8 is purely a 3D API.  This is good news
for those of you with modern 3D hardware (since it will accelerate
alpha blits) and bad news for those of us who don't.

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