The new project aims to port the DX10 to XP, Linux and MacOS X

    Yesterday, Falling Leaf Systems announced the availability of an alpha version of a project called Alky Project. The Alky Project has set itself the high task of porting DirectX 10, which is only available for Windows Vista, first on Windows XP, and then on Linux and MacOS X. The project is going to accomplish this goal by creating a converter that converts DX10 to run on “frantic” operating systems. The target OS should run under x86 architecture, which excludes the PowerPC version of MacOS X from the list.

    Here is what Ars Technica journalist says, who tried to look at the Alky project DX10 demo under Windows XP:
    I spent part of the day trying to see the DX10 demos recommended by the Alky project, but the idea was unsuccessful. To view the recommended demo, you need to install the Visual C ++ Express Edition, DirectX 10 SDK, and Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2. As a result, I spent at least 1GB of traffic downloading everything I needed. Even after installing all three software packages and tune Visual C ++ to interact with the DirectX 10 SDK, I could not successfully launch the recommended demo. In other words, the finished preliminary assembly is far from showing the project in the best light.

    Obviously, before the appearance of the Alky project running on Windows XP, a lot of time will pass, not to mention Linux and MacOS X. But the fact that the alpha version (as they say) works, inspires hope for some people.

    To finance the project, Falling Leaf Systems created the Sapling Program , according to which anyone who donates $ 50 to the project will be given access to the development assemblies.

    Undoubtedly, we all want the Falling Leaf guys to succeed in the Alky project. But now we have only an unknown company and a chief engineer - a 19-year-old programmer .

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