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DirectX 9

Hardware theme

Supports or requires DX9 compliant hardware. Possibly needs only the run-time in case no hardware acceleration is used.

935
games
3
platforms

Alternate name: DX9

The first video game about DirectX 9 was released in 1996.

Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and THQ has published most of these games

New features:
* High level shader language
* Shader Model 2.x
* Floating-point texture formats
* Multiple render targets
* Texture look-up in Vertex shaders
* XInput API to replace older DirectInput

DX 9Ex was special release that could take benefit of the Windows Display Driver Model in Vista.