Magnus Itland (itlandm) wrote,
Magnus Itland

Age of DirectX10

Funcom has upgraded their latest MMORPG, Age of Conan, to use DirectX 10. I don't know if this means you can't play it under Windows XP, but I know it means that I can't. When I go to the Microsoft page for downloading the latest DirectX for my computer, the installer runs but then complains that it "could not download the file". Unfortunately it neglects to mention which file, or I could try to get it elsewhere.

Woo, Funcom, way to make sure your game remains a small niche product. Meanwhile, people can run WoW under Linux if they so desire. Probably even Mac, although I am not sure why girly-girly computer owners would want to do that...

[EDIT] After checking a few forums, I downloaded the full November redistributable installer for DirectX 9.0c, unpacked it to a folder on my desktop, located the executable and ran it. I suppose this is a new initiative from Funcom to make sure that only real men play their game. I think most real barbarians would have smashed their computer before that though. I expect to see mostly wizards when I log in this time...

[EDIT 2] And then, after that, there are 1.69 GB of patches. I'm gonna watch Kannagi instead.
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