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DirectX 11: What to expect


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PostPosted: 09.10.2013, 15:00 Reply with quoteBack to top

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Hello capsuleers! CCP Zorba here on behalf of Team RnB. We want to talk to you about DirectX 11.</p>
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If you've played EVE Online using Singularity, our public testing server, you may be running with DirectX 11. The change should be mostly unnoticeable, as our goal right now is to have a DX11 client that performs the same (performance, stability) as our DX9 client. This change will go out to everyone in our winter expansion, EVE Online: Rubicon.</p>
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DX11 is enabled by default if your GPU and OS support it. If either does not, you will use the DX9 client automatically.</p>
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A few frequently asked questions:</p>
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<strong>Can I choose between DX9 and DX11?</strong> The Launcher will soon have a setting where you can toggle this (if your GPU does not support DX11, this checkbox will be disabled or missing).</li>
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<strong>Are you sunsetting DX9?</strong> No, and we have no plan to.</li>
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<strong>Does this affect the Mac?</strong> No, Mac will continue to use DX9.</li>
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<strong>Do I have to download two clients now?</strong> No, we just ship a DX9 and DX11 version of our rendering engine (Trinity) and choose between them at runtime.</li>
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<strong>Is the minimum machine spec changing?</strong> No, the minimum spec machine does not support DX11 and will continue to use DX9.</li>
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<strong>My client is using DX11 but looks the same, what gives?</strong> Our DX9 and DX11 clients should look the same. No new features. <em>Yet</em>.</li>
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Getting the DirectX 11 version of our engine (which has been a long time in the works) into your hands is a huge and important step so we can test and harden it thoroughly. We hope our next DX11 Dev Blog will tell you about some awesome new graphical features.</p>
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Finally, if you notice any graphics issues, please report them in the feedback thread <a href="https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=284513&find=unread">here</a>.</p>
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-Team RnB</p>

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