I said NOTHING against OpenGL.
I am not one to pick sides when there's no point.
Most of those games chugged because they pushed what the common denominator could do when they were released.
So they were a little ahead of their time, I'm pretty sure that isn't a sin.
BTW, I never experienced any of these dx8.1 crashes because I don't own Windows XP. Yes, XP isn't quite up to speed in reality, I know this, but it doesn't reflect on directx directly.