Topic Title: DirectX 11.1 only for Windows 8 (for now)
Topic Summary: Playing dirty methinks
Created On: 11/15/2012 03:02 PM
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 11/15/2012 03:02 PM
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Article here

Little transparent on Microsoft's part to make 11.1 only install on Windows 8 even though it can...

[Daniel]Moth describes it as a component of Windows 8 that can be shipped on other platforms, but currently there are no plans to do so.


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...and the story is already changing...

Last week, a Microsoft developer stated that DirectX 11.1 would remain a Windows 8-only feature. That remark was true—but, as it turns out, only partially so. According to a post on the MSDN Games for Windows and DirectX SDK blog, there's a new patch out for Windows 7 that includes "portions" of the DirectX 11.1 runtime.

http://techreport.com/news/23907/windows-7-update-brings-some-dx11-1-features

In any case, the differences between DX11 and DX11.1 seem to fit with a .1 change in versioning... meaning, not much. 



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 11/15/2012 05:41 PM
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About like the difference between 10.0 and 10.1...Who knows though, a lot of games still aren't DirectX 11 yet

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Micro$oft has to do something. Imagine if DX11 was supported on XP.



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