Can you run Direct X on Linux

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Can you run Direct X on Linux

Postby mwalam » Sat May 24, 2003 4:04 pm

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Can you run Direct X on the Linux. Because now you can run MS-Media player 6.4, MS-Office 97, MS-Word 2000&XP, MS-Excel 2000&XP, MS-Powerpoint 2000&XP, Internet Explorer 5.5. If you want to see click on the url. It is a good site. Lots of information.
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no directx on linux

Postby zeenix » Sat May 24, 2003 11:27 pm

Hi, AFAIK, no you cant do directx on linux. But who cares OpenGL is there and its really cool in linux. Bye.
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Re : Can you run Direct X on Linux

Postby LinuxFreaK » Sat May 24, 2003 11:39 pm

Dear Waqas,
Try this http://www4.tomshardware.com/howto/20020531/ may be help you out i am not able to read the whole howto bcoz my connection is too slow now a days and i don't have PC at home ;)
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Postby Anjum Butt » Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:33 am

Well, technicallly you cannot run DirectX in linux
But opensource projects like Wine ( www.winehq.org ), RWind ( rwind.sf.net ) allows to run many windows based application and games on linux.
Also, there is this somewhat commercial WineX ( transgamming.com) which allows many high end commercial games like Half life, Tomb Raider, and many more to run in linux.
More will follow :)

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Postby kadnan » Tue Jun 10, 2003 1:26 am

SDL(Simple Direct Media Layer) seems something related with DirectX,its shipped with Redhat Hat,here is a link for you

SDL: The DirectX Alternative
by Howard Wen
09/21/2001

http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux ... 1/sdl.html
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Postby lambda » Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:36 pm

kadnan wrote:SDL(Simple Direct Media Layer) seems something related with DirectX


that's an entirely useless answer. sdl won't help the poster run windows directx apps on linux.
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Postby kadnan » Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:58 am

well maybe DirectX by MS can`t be run but directX does exist in Linux world ,i mean one can do game programming at all so it would be useless answer but not 100 (:
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