DirectX 9 software emulator?

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  1. cobarcore

    cobarcore New Member

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    Dear all,
    I'm trying to use a software that require directx 9 on an old notebook :pc1: (toshiba 2100cds, k6-2 400 mhz, 160 mb ram, video card s3 virge/mx with 2 mb ram, hd 4 gb). Unfortunately this old video card do not support directx 9, but only <=8. So the software cannot run. :(
    Is there a way to emulate directx9 so that this sw can run? Don't mind if it will be slow.

    I've yet tried to use 3d analyzed, but it fails to open... :bang:

    Please help!

    PS: the os is win XP sp3 updated.
     
  2. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    The only idea i have is try to "emulate (ok, wine its not an emulator :p)" on linux with wine, maybe u will have luck... but idk :$.
     
  3. yleclerc

    yleclerc Master Guru

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    I'm not sure you fully understand. Most video cards should support DirectX 9 driver mode. The video cards usually states what "hardware" DirectX version it can do.
     
  4. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    @ yleclerc: The card is from 1995 so probably not even its drivers are compatible with 9.

    @ OP, which software are you trying to run?
     

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  6. gamerk2

    gamerk2 Ancient Guru

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    Note happening. Lacking proper hardware and memory size, and even if you could, the card is so absurdly slow in comparision, nothing would run.

    Technically, the S3 Virge is a Graphics Accelerator with 3d acceleration tacked on. It doesn't even support the DX API to begin with!
     
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