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This is a discussion on Graphics libraries within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Hi I was wondering today at school what would pro-programmers use for their graphics. Say like Halo/Halo2/Halo3. Would they create ...

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    I was wondering today at school what would pro-programmers use for their graphics. Say like Halo/Halo2/Halo3. Would they create their own or use DirectX/OpenGL?

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    Pick up a game, look at the box and it usually says "needs DX10" or "OpenGL" or ....
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    Sometimes both.

    The halo series most likely used DirectX since it was for a microsoft console.

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    Doom 3, or should I say, John Carmack, uses OpenGL ... and that's all that really matters in Graphics programming anyway.

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    I'd say that most open-source programmers use OpenGL/MESA, whereas companies like Blizzard or EA would use DirectX.

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