[SDL] DirectX 7?

Nick Whitelegg bssnrw at bath.ac.uk
Thu Sep 26 04:03:02 PDT 2002


> No, thats wrong. 3D accelerator or not, its slower, and often not smart for
> other reasons. DirectX 8 has serious issues (cant run on 486s or Pentiums or
> K6s), DirectDraw is basically shot, and Win95 users cant install it (Microsoft,
> due to not supporting it, added in a check to prevent that from happening
> (money grubbing bastards))

By Pentium does this mean Pentium I? They're still around.

I can confirm that my Windows OS is Win95. It was still supplied on new
PCs as recently as summer 1998, and thus is still in common use. Thus I
would add my vote for Directx8 to be avoided.

Nick





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