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Old 05-19-08, 07:53 AM   #1
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Funcom has regrettably announced that the DirectX 10 version of its MMO, Age of Conan, will not ship with the initial launch. Funcom says it has decided to ship only the DirectX 9 version and spend more time on building a DirectX 10 version "worthy of Microsoft's great vision for the future of PC gaming".

The extra development time will give Funcom time to implement more features in the DirectX 10 version of Age of Conan than originally planned.

The new, enhanced DX10 version will be premiered at Games Convention in Leipzig in August 2008. A special preview will be unveiled this summer at Nvidia's NVISION event in San Jose, California, August 25 - 27, 2008.
http://www.videogamer.com/news/19-05-2008-8332.html
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Old 05-19-08, 07:54 AM   #2
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what a laff
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Old 05-19-08, 07:58 AM   #3
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"worthy of Microsoft's great vision for the future of PC gaming"
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We're having trouble getting our software to run decently on that piece of **** MS calls DX10.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:02 AM   #4
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lol...This is good for the game imo. Its gonna run like ass on Vista with DX10, and reviews might pick on that.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:11 AM   #5
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Im happy to wait so they can fix it up..

The dx9 runs and looks great.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:52 AM   #6
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dx10 was supposed to speed things up

Said it before, I'll say it again, dx10 is a bloated version of dx9. Yeah, you can do more, but at the cost of speed, which is something they claimed wouldn't happen. But then again, they said the same sh*t going from dx8 to dx9.

Oh well, you vista owners wont be able to brag about 3 extra dust particles and one extra detailed tree branch. heh.

Game still looks interesting enough to buy.
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After playing the open beta this doesn't surprise me. Thankfully some friends of mine got the early access and I was able to see how the release client runs - and unsurprisingly, it's slow and buggy on a modest system. This is just another reason to wait.
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After playing the open beta this doesn't surprise me. Thankfully some friends of mine got the early access and I was able to see how the release client runs - and unsurprisingly, it's slow and buggy on a modest system. This is just another reason to wait.
whats a modest system?
Its not slow for me at all I have a e6600, 2gb ram, 8800gtx

I have almost everything on high with 2xAA at 1920x1200 and it runs at 40+fps all the time. So the performance is awesome. No hitches nothing, flows really good. Its the best engine I have ever tested in a game.

Someone is doing something wrong or they think they can play the game with a 6600gt and everything on high. Because the performance is awesome
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dx10 was supposed to speed things up

Said it before, I'll say it again, dx10 is a bloated version of dx9. Yeah, you can do more, but at the cost of speed, which is something they claimed wouldn't happen. But then again, they said the same sh*t going from dx8 to dx9.

Oh well, you vista owners wont be able to brag about 3 extra dust particles and one extra detailed tree branch. heh.
rotflmao. Yep, another great feature of DX10.... DELAYS!!!!!
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dx10 was supposed to speed things up

Said it before, I'll say it again, dx10 is a bloated version of dx9. Yeah, you can do more, but at the cost of speed, which is something they claimed wouldn't happen. But then again, they said the same sh*t going from dx8 to dx9.

Oh well, you vista owners wont be able to brag about 3 extra dust particles and one extra detailed tree branch. heh.

Game still looks interesting enough to buy.


You better decide which side you're on before you make another hypocritical post that takes a **** on PC gaming and then go do the same for console games. Stop this flip-flop bull****.

How the hell is DirectX10 suppose to "Mature" when the developers don't even adapt it? APIs take time before they are fully optimised, you can't blame a renderer for being slow when there are total of 4-5 developers using it. Even Crysis, which was touted as a DX10 game, is a DX9 game with DX10 features added.

DX10's evolution is in a stall pattern because no one is adapting it, and for that, you can have fun blaming the development costs and Wii/DS. The API won't magically evolve and give 70fps with 16x AA overnight.

Nowadays, even PS3/X360 are rarely being used to their fullest extent, it takes too much money to polish a game and optimised for multi-core/pixel-crunching hardware.

POS hardware like Wii/DS has now become a dev favorite because they can churn out craptastic games and still make millions because of the low dev costs.

If you want to blame someone, blame the high associated development costs and the unwilling developers.
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no dx10? why in video setting it says dx9 or dx10 i have it on dx10
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Funny thing is, MS is talking about DX11 soon already. lol
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