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Friday, January 26, 2007
 
MacWorld: Vista built for Games, how about OS X?
7:40 AM | Evan Holt | 10 comments

Peter Cohen of MacWorld writes another intriguing article in regards to Microsoft's new operating system, Windows Vista. Along with the new operating system, Microsoft is ramping up a new advertising campaign. Vista compatible games are being branded as being "Games for Windows" which will take advantage of the new technologies within Vista. One of these new technologies is Direct X 10 and could potentially create issues for porting future games to the Mac.

DirectX 10 raises a potential issue for Mac game developers, as it promises to unlock new features that arenít currently matched by Appleís graphics API, the more platform-agnostic OpenGL. If Mac game developers have to wait for Apple, ATI, and Nvidia to create OpenGL extensions to match DirectX 10ís capabilities, that may jeopardize the development of Mac games ported from Windows Vista.
Peter's article explores the new marketing campaign, Vista's technologies, what Apple is doing and where we can go from here. To read the full story, follow the link below.

MacWorld: Vista built for Games, how about OS X?


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