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howdirectx.blogspot.com   (5226 words)

 DirectX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As of DirectX 9.0c, however, neither XInput nor XACT have all of the capabilities of DirectInput or DirectSound, and according to MS documentation on XInput, XInput is specifically designed for the Xbox 360 controllers.
When directX was first launched they were in direct competition with the Japanese developers who were beating the Americans in almost all aspects of technology and especially gaming, so Microsoft -led by Alex st. John-, in a sort of sick retort called DirectX "The Manhattan Project".
DirectX was built upon the concepts of a development system known as "Exodus" developed by Kinesoft Development under the direction of the their Founder, Peter Sills and their Director of Technology, Andrew Glaister.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DirectX   (3151 words)

 DirectX .X Geometry Import Converter
A limiting factor of the DirectX file format is the lack of an ambient shading coefficient in the material definition.
If the DirectX file was originally exported using the Okino DirectX exporter, then that exporter overcomes the RHCS to LHCS problem by setting the Z component of the top-level Frame matrix to -1 (essentially mirroring the world in the XY plane).
To have "skinning" in a DirectX two things are needed: a mesh and a hierarchy of "Frame" nodes which represent a skeleton of bones.
www.okino.com /conv/imp_xof.htm   (2330 words)

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thedirectx.blogspot.com   (502 words)

 DirectX Help
Because DirectX installs a new set of extensions for the sound drivers, it is possible to lose sound which, can either come back after restarting the computer, restarting the game, or never come back.
If this does not resolve the issue or you then lose the capability of using DirectX, we would then recommend that you contact your Manufacturer of your TV card or Computer to see if there are DirectX compatible drivers that will be compatible with your TV card as well as third-party software.
DirectX is a DirectX extension of the Video and Sound drivers and it is recommended that they not be uninstalled as it could cause additional issues to the computer system.
www.computerhope.com /directx.htm   (1569 words)

 Microsoft DirectX killing innovation
DirectX, for those who have had their heads in the sand, is Microsoft's standardized interface to ensure windows compatibility with most of today's games.
Microsoft, not to be outdone, released their DirectX API and included some 3D functionality.
The first iterations of DirectX were cumbersome and quirky and often the image quality was inferior to the output of OpenGL.
www.theinquirer.net /?article=8556   (810 words)

 DirectX - GPWiki
DirectX is a collection of DLLs that contain functions useful to game programmers, and best of all, these functions shield the programmer from issues arising from the differences in hardware from system to system.
In other words, DirectX allows programmers access to fast graphics, sound, and input functions while shielding them from having to test for the capabilities of the computer on which their program is running.
DirectX will assay these capabilities for you, and even if they are not present, they may be emulated for you (in many cases).
gpwiki.org /index.php/DirectX   (646 words)

 Game programming with DirectX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
However, DirectX is (in my opinion) the most horribly designed API I've ever seen, and I would hate for any newbie game programmers, whose first API might be DirectX, to walk away thinking that it is in any way an example of how a games API should look.
DirectX is bulky, poorly documented, unnecessarily overcomplicated, proprietary, and there was never any technical for the existence of large portions of it, such as Direct3D (Microsoft ignored the existing industry standard OpenGL simply because it wasn't theirs and it wasn't tied to the Windows platform, not because they thought they could offer a better solution.)
Getting rid of execute buffers was a good first step, and DirectX 7 shows a number of other cleanups, such as phasing out retained mode, and a cleaner rework of the concepts of viewports and texture objects.
www.scorpioncity.com /djdirectxtut.html   (2121 words)

 The Adrenaline Vault | Hardware   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
DirectX was primarily developed for Windows 95/98, but Windows NT 4.0 currently supports a subset of DirectX.
DirectX 3.0b was a very minor update to 3.0a that fixed a cosmetic problem with the Japanese version of Windows 95.
DirectX 8.0 is currently in technical beta testing for release later in 2000 and may debut with the release of Microsoft's Windows Millenium consumer OS.
www.avault.com /hardware/index.asp?reviews=directxfaq   (1076 words)

 ONDotnet.com -- Introduction to Programming with Managed DirectX 9.0
Another choice is DirectX, which has been steadily increasing its functionality, stability, and market share among developers writing all sorts of Windows multimedia software, games, and other applications that make use of 2D and 3D graphics.
With DirectX 9.0, you have a choice of two 3D APIs on the Microsoft Windows platform, but that doesn't mean that it must be one or the other.
The recently released DirectX 9.0 SDK is a clear sign that Microsoft wants to broaden the use of DirectX among developers who do not speak C++ and MFC programmers.
www.ondotnet.com /pub/a/dotnet/2003/06/02/dx9.html   (1631 words)

 What is DirectX? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
DirectX achieves this by creating an intermediate layer that translates generic hardware commands into specific commands for particular pieces of hardware.
DirectX 5, released in 1998, adds new layers to the DirectX API, In addition to the low-level layer that communicates directly with multimedia hardware, DirectX 5 also includes a Media layer that enables programmers to manipulate multimedia objects and streams.
DirectX 5 also supports USB and IEEE 1394 buses, AGP, and MMX.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/D/DirectX.html   (281 words)

 Just what is DirectX?
DirectX will evaluate these capabilities and if they are not present, DirectX may attempt (in many cases) to emulate the functions in software instead of hardware.
The next item on the DirectX developers list was to shift the burden of hardware support from the multimedia developer to the hardware manufacturers.
DirectX provides a key set of tools and commands to enhance games and other multimedia applications allowing the hardware and the software to "talk" to each other with much greater ease.
www.d-silence.com /feature.php?id=254   (773 words)

 DirectX Geometry Export Converter
When DirectX 8.1 came out, Okino invested 4 (ongoing) years dedicated completely to cross conversion of skinning data, just as we spent the mid to late 90's innovating on bidirectional animation conversion.
DirectX uses a left handed coordinate system whereas PolyTrans/NuGraf use a right handed coordinate system (as is common for most 3D file formats, except for Lightwave which is left handed as well).
Inside a DirectX file a 2d bitmap texture can be applied to a material using the “TextureFilename” command whose argument is a filename to a BMP or PPM formatted bitmap image.
www.okino.com /conv/exp_xof.htm   (3379 words)

 What is DirectX? - a definition from Whatis.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The DirectX Software Development Kit (SDK) includes tools that let a developer create or integrate graphic images, overlays, sprites, and other game elements, including sound.
DirectX is part of Microsoft's larger vision of an object-oriented development environment.
DirectX is designed so that some functions can be performed on a graphics accelerator card, freeing the microprocessor for other work.
searchwinit.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid1_gci211958,00.html   (363 words)

 DirectX - Download
Microsoft DirectX is an advanced suite of multimedia application programming interfaces (APIs) built into Microsoft Windows operating systems.
DirectX provides a standard development platform for Windows-based PCs by enabling software developers to access specialized hardware features without having to write hardware-specific code.
Simply put, DirectX is a Windows technology that enables higher performance in graphics and sound when you’re playing games or watching video on your PC.
directx.en.softonic.com /ie/17558   (108 words)

 Amazon.fr : Inside Directx: Livres en anglais: Bradley Bargen,Peter Donnelly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Bargen and Donnelly walk beginners through the features of DirectX, beginning with its underlying COM architecture and basic concepts for all DirectX programmers, such as surfaces, double-buffering, and "blting" (or copying) graphics.
Direct3D, the part of DirectX that handles 3-D rendering, is wisely omitted here in the interest of simplicity.
DirectX has a well-deserved reputation for being tricky, but Inside DirectX has all you need to get started on writing games and other high-performance multimedia applications.
www.amazon.fr /Inside-Directx-Bradley-Bargen/dp/1572316969   (487 words)

 GameDev.net -- DirectX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Note though that the version of DirectX used is several versions old, and many things have changed in recent releases.
If you've had trouble moving your DirectX game to windowed mode, or want it to be able to switch back and forth while running, this article will get you there.
DirectX 8 is easily the most significant update to the API yet.
www.gamedev.net /reference/list.asp?categoryid=24   (1785 words)

 DirectX 9.0c   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The DirectX 9.0 SDK (August Update 2006) is the latest release of the DirectX set of APIs from Microsoft.
DirectX 9.0c is in Windows XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1 and the Windows XP x64 Professional Version.
The new DirectX Ops and DirectX Viewer tools are meant to replace the functionality however they do not have all the previous functionality so you may wish to keep the tools from the old SDK.
www.toymaker.info /Games/html/directx_9_0c.html   (1791 words)

 Download DirectX 9.0c (full package) - the latest version of Direct X
DirectX 9.0c will help improve multimedia experiences on most PCs.
This latest version of DirectX offers improved security, updated graphics, faster frame rates, and support for massively multiplayer games.
If you had an earlier version of DirectX installed on your system, you will see little difference in available space on your hard drive following the installation.
www.softwarepatch.com /windows/directx.html   (151 words)

 Tucows Downloads - Microsoft DirectX 9.0c Freeware Software
Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio.
DirectX 8.0a supports the majority of games which run effectively on Windows 95.
Applications designed for DirectX 8.1 take advantage of advanced features in computers running more recent versions of Windows, including Windows 98 and later versions.
www.tucows.com /preview/194328   (446 words)

 DirectX: Cannot Uninstall or Remove DirectX
DirectX run-time for End Users (also known as DirectX) is an extension to the Microsoft Windows operating system that provides a set of fast, low-level hardware controls that programmers can use to increase performance for Windows games and multimedia programs.
Earlier versions of DirectX included updated audio and video drivers because many hardware manufacturers did not provide DirectX accelerated versions of their drivers.
This is no longer the case, but if you cannot start Windows 95 after you install an early version of DirectX, you may have to restore your previous sound and video drivers.
support.microsoft.com /?scid=178644   (243 words)

 Beyond3D - Which was nice.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
While the next major revision for DirectX is not expected until Longhorn’s launch, Microsoft’s DirectX group has been briefing developers on what’s in store for “DirectX Next” with presentations at Microsoft Meltdown and other developer conferences.
While the first 7 revisions for DirectX were met with mostly evolutionary enhancements and additions focused on very specific graphics features, such as environment and bump mapping, DirectX8 broke the trend and introduced a number of new, general-purpose systems.
Most notably being the programmable pipeline, where vertex and pixel shading was no longer controlled by simply tweaking a few parameters, or toggling specific features on and off.
www.beyond3d.com /articles/directxnext   (664 words)

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