Category Archives: Hardware

3Dlabs ships OpenGL Shading Language compiler

3Dlabs has released the front-end OpenGL Shading Language compiler as an open source project (here). This is for 3Dlabs’ Wildcat VP line of cards (which will also require the OpenGL 2.0 drivers). This is just the front-end compiler – it … Continue reading

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UT2003 to come with a software renderer

When fetching a graphics device from DirectX, it’s possible to request a software renderer, though until recently no such thing existed. If you didn’t know, graphics god Mike Abrash left Microsoft and had been quietly working on a software renderer … Continue reading

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NVIDIA and Cg – raising some hackles

I have to admit that that I wasn’t particularly enthralled when NVIDIA announced Cg. It’s bad enough that we’ve got DirectX 9’s HLSL and OpenGL 2.0’s GSLang. As someone who got to program DirectX, OpenGL, Glide and CIF (ATI’s proprietary … Continue reading

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Game Developer’s Conference Announcements

Well, in an about face from previous years, there was lots going on at this year’s GDC. Here are some highlights. NVIDIA Announces new cards – The GeForceFX 5200 and 5600. Both are DirectX 9 cards. The 5200 is expected … Continue reading

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