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No DirectX 10 Supreme Commander

The GPGnet Forums have word that there are no plans to implement DirectX 10 support in Supreme Commander:

As the patch rapidly approaches, many of our community members are wanting to know the status of Supcom and DX10. This is the word on this subject.

The opportunity to integrate DX10 came along very late in the development process for Supreme Commander. The window of opportunity was very narrow, but it was felt that if everything came together we could integrate this exciting jump forward into Supcom.

Despite the best efforts of our own team and our partners from Microsoft and Nvidia, the timing simply did not line up. The availability of DX10 hardware, final releases of Vista itself, and the solid drivers simply did not line up with the necessary time frames in our development cycle. Having missed that window, our dev team has focused on graphical improvements that will benefit a far wider audience than the still very small but growing segment of Vista users with DX10 compatible cards. Having missed that window, the resources necessary to integrate the tech do not make sense compared to what can be accomplished for that greateraudience.

Chris Taylor and GPG are rightly known for pushing the envelope of technology and innovation, integrating the latest technologies into GPG's games. While hindsight might make it clear that the time frames did not align to successfully integrate DX10 with Supreme Commander, it was felt that it was worth the shot we took.

The bottom line: Directx 10 support will not be patched into Supreme Commander or its expansion packs. GPG looks forward to integrating this exciting technology into future projects. We, like the rest of PC gaming community, are looking forward to the first DX10 games in the coming months.

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24. Re: No subject May 21, 2007, 18:24 LittleMe
 
Hump, I was and am a big fan of TA. SupCom is good! If you like RTS games, I strongly suggest considering getting it. Try the demo. 1GB is a minimum for RAM, and I suggest a dual core CPU too. 2GB or more of RAM is better. Its true that with SupCom you end up being zoomed out a lot more and missing the close-up views of battles. Great game.

Here is a site that collects review scores and links for SupCom (and other games):
http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/supremecommander?q=supreme%20commander

Alternatively, TA Spring (now called just Spring) is completely free and also very good. If you like TA, Spring may be all you want. Its a complete open source remake of TA. It had the mouse wheel zoom long before SupCom did.

This comment was edited on May 21, 18:27.
 
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