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DirectX and Linux?

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Is it possible to develop/run DirectX games on a Linux machine? I''ve been doing some research, and apparently there''s a program called Wine that simulates the Win32 API; but I don''t think it supports Direct3D. Anyone have more information about this topic?

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Some friends of mine got starcraft running on wine a couple of years ago... I haven't tried it myself.

From the wine website: Graphics

X11-based graphics or SDL or text/ttydrv display
Remote display to any X terminal
Supports full GDI and many new features of GDI32
Partial DirectX support for games (Direct3D missing)
Supports native Win16 printer drivers (outdated)
Internal PostScript driver printing interface
Metafile driver
Desktop-in-a-box or mixable windows


By the way, Wine is not an emulator

EDIT: Maybe you should try OpenGL if you want to make portable games.

[edited by - xaxa on May 6, 2003 12:04:27 AM]

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All of the OpenGL game programming books I''ve seen use DirectInput/Sound/Music...then again, I haven''t seen too many OpenGL game programming books; the only ones I''ve seen in an actual bookstore are DirectX.

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