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    Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Cloud Imperium Games doesn't want to force users into upgrading to Windows 10.
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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    I wish all developers would think like this, there really is no good reason for them to use dx12 over vulkan, unless MS are paying them to ignore vulkan??!

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Almost makes me consider throwing money their way.

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    No Multi GPU support then.

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Wish more developers would choose a neutral API, rather than a OS specific one.

    My only reason for upgrading to Windows 10, was games.
    The more companies that embrace neutral API's, the closer i get to finally choosing an OS. And Microsofts path for Windows 10 isnt one i like at all.

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy14 View Post
    No Multi GPU support then.
    Fake News.

    Vulkan supports Multi GPU on all versions of Windows, it's only LDA (Linked display adapter) that's Windows 10 exclusive.

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    I wish all developers would think like this, there really is no good reason for them to use dx12 over vulkan, unless MS are paying them to ignore vulkan??!
    Xbox one. The only system without vulkan support... If your EA and making a xbox/PC game DX12 is the better choice. Thankfully DX12 and Vulkan are close enough to make porting easy enough from what I hear.
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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Somehow I like to see big monopoly corporations get beaten by "underdogs". Take that Microsoft

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Daikatana much!?

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Quote Originally Posted by GinoLatino View Post
    Somehow I like to see big monopoly corporations get beaten by "underdogs". Take that Microsoft
    I wouldn't have said RSI/CIG are exactly underdogs, with teh amount of money they're chucking around...

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GinoLatino View Post
    Somehow I like to see big monopoly corporations get beaten by "underdogs". Take that Microsoft
    I wouldn't have said RSI/CIG are exactly underdogs, with teh amount of money they're chucking around...
    Well they are compared to the billion dollar MS or even game publishers like EA

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Star Citizen announces another excuse for prolonging development time.

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    AAA games on Linux who would have thought it. Stuff like this will get me on Linux, if only Adobe would budge and embrace it.

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Quote Originally Posted by ET3D View Post
    Star Citizen announces another excuse for prolonging development time.
    Yeah I thought that as well, I threw a chunk of cash at them in November 2012, I was shocked to find an email that old.
    I have not tried the game in over 2 years, I gave up with all the changes and am still considering cashing out by selling my account.

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    So CIG doesn't want to force users into upgrading to Windows 10....
    But Vulkan multi-GPU support will require Windows 10 - Vulkan multi-GPU support will require Windows 10

    And given how SC keeps harping on about driving performance forward and needing all the latest toys to get decent gaming from it...

    Whatever the intent, it's all sounding like more mess from SC.

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    Re: Star Citizen developers drop DirectX 12 for Vulkan API

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    So CIG doesn't want to force users into upgrading to Windows 10....
    But Vulkan multi-GPU support will require Windows 10 - Vulkan multi-GPU support will require Windows 10
    Still an improvement. With DX12 all players would have needed Windows 10. Now only the subset of players who want Windows and multi-GPU support need it.

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