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    DirectX 9?

    What has everyone heard about DX 9? Theres probably an info page somewhere on MSDN but i hate that site, its impossible to find stuff. Anyone know when its slated to come out? I hear its going to wrap up some loose ends (Imagine that: Microst having loose ends) with the merging of DDraw and D3D. Sounds good to me.
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    Ddraw and D3D have already merged, in 8.0 i think

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    They have, (i've used DX 8 for some time now) but apparently they are making the merging even more seamless and friendly (and faster).
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    In ver8.0 it became DirectGraphics but was really just direct3d. all of the interfaces were still named direct3d and directdraw so I'm not really sure where the "graphics" was. I haven't heard much about what will be new, but I think it should be released early next year. Maybe by March? Maybe they'll actually have a new interface for the graphics portion. It seems like they are trying to tie all of the sub APIs together now.

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    In DX 8 microsoft combind the lower API'sof the same catagory into just a single API. The sould API's merger is very good but the graphics apparently are not right yet. In case your wondeing that is why directdraw was not upgraded.

    There was a beta testing program but I think that ended.
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    When their Dx 9 is ready, they (Bill Gates's gang, codename "Microsoft") will announce it.
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    DirectX9 is almost ready, about 10 weeks ago, I read at MSDN that DirectX 9 was almost ready and they needed to do beta testing, so they called everybody who wanted to join. I signed up to beta test, but I dodn't get accepted

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    Oooh. Almost ready... *rubs hand in anticipation* Cant wait to get my hands on it. I'm really hoping for some improved routines for D3D. The "half-way" blend of DDraw and D3D didnt really work for me. It makes some simple stuff suddenly a lot more complicated. What took me the longest to accept though was the new vertex system. I'm hoping it'll get a working over. I'd like a little more versatility.
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    I just need DX 9 to fix up my faulty Dx 8
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