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Thread: JC .plan : Carmack drops OGL in favour of DX9

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    JC .plan : Carmack drops OGL in favour of DX9

    This one was a real Shock and Awe for me: http://www.webdog.org/cgi-bin/finger.plm?id=1&time=20030401101944
    Id delayed the Doom III release because the engine is being rewritten for Direct Graphics 9 and HLSL !!
    (...) The DX9 code path was required for X-Box release of the Doom 3. There were also requests from our licencees.

    (...) Since the new code path showed 5%-35% performance advantage over any of existing GL paths, it will be used in the PC version too (as default).

    (...) Our artist are eager to use HLSL, but it is too late for redesign of the material system.

    (...) We have yet to decide whether any GL code will remain in the final build.
    R.I.P. OpenGL. Carmack began the era of OGL games, and now Carmack ends it.
    Are we all doomed ?

    [This message has been edited by 3k0j (edited 04-01-2003).]

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    Re: JC .plan : Carmack drops OGL in favour of DX9

    There supposed to be before noon, don't you know?
    April Fool!
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    Re: JC .plan : Carmack drops OGL in favour of DX9

    We're not just doomed. We're Doom3d .

    Happy April Fool's day.

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    Re: JC .plan : Carmack drops OGL in favour of DX9

    Originally posted by Korval:
    We're not just doomed. We're Doom3d .
    *lol* !

    [This message has been edited by Jan2000 (edited 04-01-2003).]
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    Re: JC .plan : Carmack drops OGL in favour of DX9

    God I also started to cry of laughter and deppression. Deppression because I thought of the possibilities of this happenning... But who would kill his/her own child????

    Happy foolish day.

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    Re: JC .plan : Carmack drops OGL in favour of DX9

    OMG! I actually believed it at first

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    Re: JC .plan : Carmack drops OGL in favour of DX9

    Heh I knew this was a joke. I know Carmack will stay true to OpenGL, heck it's mainly b/c of him that OpenGL is in the state it is in now. Plus he is excited about OpenGL 2 and wants to see it turn into something we all can use soon just as we all are (all of us sane people ). I mean Direct 3D 9 is pretty cool and all, I messed w/ it a bit, but OpenGL still r0x0rz your b0x0rz.

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    Re: JC .plan : Carmack drops OGL in favour of DX9

    I admit this caught me a bit off guard as it is already April 2 here..(Australia)

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    Re: JC .plan : Carmack drops OGL in favour of DX9

    Originally posted by knackered:
    There supposed to be before noon, don't you know?
    10:53am is before noon.

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