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Project to bring DirectX 10 to Mac, Win XP?

updated 01:20 pm EDT, Mon April 23, 2007

Alky Project DirectX 10

Young developer Cody Brocious intends to bring DirectX 10 to "platforms other than Microsoft Vista," according to his company's latest update. Called the Alky Project, Falling Leaf Systems' programming effort transforms the unified shader code at the heart of DirectX 10 into raw machine language, allowing any system to run games written for the advanced graphics standard without requiring either Windows Vista or video cards such as the GeForce 8-series. The ultimate goal is to bring games made for DirectX 10 and earlier to Mac and Linux systems, the company says.

Although the latest development is a converter that runs DirectX 10 demonstrations for Windows XP, those who sign up to Falling Leaf's Sapling Program receive an alpha release of a converter that runs Human Head Studios' Windows version of Prey on Mac OS X and Linux systems -- complete with audio and visual effects.

The Mac version requires an Intel-based system with hardware capable of running the game; membership to the Sapling Program is $50 and will allow free converters over time, while the stand-alone conversions will tentatively sell for $20 each. A video demonstrating the alpha Mac converter is available below.

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  1. Peter Bonte

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Aug 2001


    Not bad

    He found a good use for the 8 core's in the MacPro :)

  1. shawnce

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 2000


    lets hope this is legit..

    Note a Mac version of Prey exists now so this could all be a fake ... designed to get folks to give them some money for something that doesn't exist.

    I would be cautious at the moment until someone confirms this to be real.

    Now if they would have chosen a Windows only game to show off I wouldn't be so hesitant.

  1. paulc

    Junior Member

    Joined: Aug 2000


    Don't Get It?

    So this NEEDS an intel Mac... what's the point? As I understand it, booted into the M$ O$, DrectX works just fine.

    If we're looking at getting it work on PPC machines, then THAT is something of interest. But, that will never, ever happen.

  1. bloodline

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Jan 2006


    PPC Macs?

    Dude get over it... PPCs are history, old, slow and/or hot.

    This is awesome news, the only reason I have Windows on my MacBook Pro is to run games... If I could get rid of Windows that would be a dream!

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