First post, by eddman
I have to apologize in advance; this is not a request by any means, just a simple inquiry.
Would a windows xp version with d3d9 output be feasible?
I've been testing and researching the viability of running old games on windows xp, specifically in a VM. The majority of d3d9 games work fine; some d3d8 games work but others have issues which can usually be remedied by using d3d8to9.
Weirdly enough there are d3d8 games that actually use ddraw to present the frames, so d3d8to9 doesn't work for them.
D3d7 games have even a lower success rate. There is a wrapper called Dd7to9, but it's in early stages of development and doesn't seem to work in xp anyway. (The dev seems to have stopped updating all repositories)