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Re: That time of year again
12/05/13 10:50 AM


> > [Win32] Drop DirectX 8 support and add DirectX 10 (and possibly even DirectX 11.x)
> -
> > Granted, this will require a switch from DirectInput to XInput (for gamepads and
> > joysticks) and the Windows message loop (for keyboards), but it removes one last
> > vestigal reason to support Windows 9X/ME/2000, it will get us in line for the end
> of
> > support for Windows XP in April 2014, and it will allow Direct2D support
>
> Why does it matter about the lack of Microsoft's support for Windows XP? Just because
> Microsoft drop support for XP doesn't mean that everyone will stop using it between
> now and April 2014, it isn't like the old days where Windows 98 really was outdated,
> bug-ridden and with severe limitations when it came to modern software.

Just because people won't stop using between now and April doesn't mean we should encourage bad habits. Besides, this will be a good thing, as this will allow us to support newer and better things, like DirectX 10/11.

> Also, MAME cabinet owners might get shitty if they have to pull everything out and/or
> reinstall another OS just because their newly updated MAME crashes on load or errors
> out back to the desktop (in fact, they are probably more likely to just revert to the
> last version which worked with XP - assuming the up-to-date ones and not that
> cobweb-ridden Slot 1 (Pentium 2/3) board running DOS MAME and a handful of "golden
> era" games).

To be honest, most of these people using Windows XP who can't update their PCs to a decent version will likely jump ship to some form of Linux, preferably a distribution with a rolling release.

For the rest who are either unable or unwilling, I recommend this handy little graphic:








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* That time of year again joey35car 12/01/13 06:20 AM
. * Re: That time of year again ArtLine  01/02/14 10:12 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Naoki  01/03/14 12:09 AM
. * Re: That time of year again ArtLine  01/03/14 07:55 AM
. * Re: That time of year again SmitdoggAdministrator  01/03/14 06:15 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Naoki  01/03/14 12:13 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Dullaron  01/03/14 02:08 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Dullaron  01/03/14 01:00 AM
. * Re: That time of year again gregf  01/03/14 08:46 AM
. * Re: That time of year again SmitdoggAdministrator  01/03/14 06:07 PM
. * Re: That time of year again H@P  12/25/13 01:27 PM
. * Re: That time of year again gregf  12/25/13 09:31 PM
. * Re: That time of year again gregf  12/24/13 05:44 AM
. * Now I have one..... Traso  12/17/13 07:03 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Diet Go Go Fan  12/09/13 11:30 PM
. * Re: That time of year again CTOJAH  12/09/13 11:56 PM
. * Re: That time of year again RetroRepair  12/08/13 04:34 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Naoki  12/09/13 12:52 PM
. * Re: That time of year again RetroRepair  12/09/13 02:09 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Roman  12/06/13 02:44 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Ramirez  12/07/13 04:03 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Antny  12/07/13 03:29 AM
. * Re: That time of year again SmitdoggAdministrator  12/07/13 04:34 AM
. * Re: That time of year again bdam  01/02/14 04:18 PM
. * Re: That time of year again WarrenO  01/02/14 06:58 PM
. * Re: That time of year again R. Belmont  01/02/14 08:12 PM
. * Re: That time of year again SmitdoggAdministrator  01/02/14 04:28 PM
. * Re: That time of year again WarrenO  12/29/13 07:06 PM
. * Re: That time of year again R. Belmont  01/01/14 07:14 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Vas Crabb  12/30/13 02:47 AM
. * Re: That time of year again WarrenO  12/30/13 03:47 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Vas Crabb  01/01/14 04:24 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Antny  12/30/13 09:57 PM
. * Re: That time of year again R. Belmont  01/01/14 07:12 PM
. * Re: That time of year again SmitdoggAdministrator  12/30/13 02:25 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Ramirez  12/29/13 09:10 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Antny  12/07/13 05:38 AM
. * Re: That time of year again jonwil  12/06/13 05:21 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Naoki  12/06/13 01:13 PM
. * Re: That time of year again jonwil  12/06/13 02:28 PM
. * Re: That time of year again etabeta  12/06/13 10:00 AM
. * Re: That time of year again CTOJAH  12/05/13 09:33 PM
. * Re: That time of year again R.Coltrane  12/05/13 02:14 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Traso  12/04/13 05:46 AM
. * Re: That time of year again yoeddy  12/04/13 04:34 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Master O  12/03/13 07:16 PM
. * Re: That time of year again R. Belmont  12/03/13 10:58 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Biafra Republic  12/03/13 08:29 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Heihachi_73  12/04/13 05:58 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Biafra Republic  12/05/13 10:50 AM
. * Re: That time of year again SmitdoggAdministrator  12/05/13 09:02 PM
. * Re: That time of year again krick  12/06/13 10:06 PM
. * Re: That time of year again joey35car  12/06/13 10:29 PM
. * Re: That time of year again krick  12/06/13 11:17 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Traso  12/08/13 02:09 AM
. * Re: That time of year again SmitdoggAdministrator  12/06/13 10:08 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Traso  12/08/13 02:09 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Anonymous  12/04/13 04:28 AM
. * Re: That time of year again B2K24  12/03/13 10:01 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Ziggy100  12/03/13 12:52 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Master O  12/03/13 04:21 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Matty_  12/03/13 02:22 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Shoegazr  12/03/13 01:58 AM
. * Re: That time of year again DMala  12/03/13 10:35 PM
. * Re: That time of year again i7corejonny/  12/02/13 11:44 PM
. * Re: That time of year again "The Manuel"  12/03/13 12:29 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Trebor  12/02/13 04:46 PM
. * Re: That time of year again couriersud  12/03/13 09:01 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Trebor  12/04/13 02:30 AM
. * Re: That time of year again russ h.  12/02/13 04:25 PM
. * Re: That time of year again R. Belmont  12/03/13 05:42 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Master O  12/07/13 07:40 AM
. * Re: That time of year again R. Belmont  12/09/13 06:23 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Gyrovision  12/02/13 07:18 AM
. * Oh...here he is....<nt> italieAdministrator  12/17/13 04:43 AM
. * I had a look through that old thread and... hap  12/02/13 10:39 PM
. * AdvancedConflictResolution.c <nt> italieAdministrator  12/02/13 03:10 AM
. * Re: That time of year again BIOS-D  12/01/13 11:28 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Naoki  12/02/13 02:48 AM
. * Re: That time of year again BIOS-D  12/02/13 03:52 PM
. * Re: That time of year again R. Belmont  12/03/13 06:42 PM
. * Re: That time of year again BIOS-D  12/05/13 08:40 PM
. * Re: That time of year again R. Belmont  12/05/13 08:51 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Naoki  12/06/13 01:05 PM
. * Re: That time of year again R. Belmont  12/06/13 03:01 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Naoki  12/07/13 12:03 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Anonymous  12/07/13 12:14 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Mr. DoAdministrator  12/01/13 11:14 AM
. * ^^^^^Everything he said ^^^^^^ Antny  12/02/13 03:00 AM
. * Concur on all counts [nt] casm  12/02/13 03:41 AM
. * Re: That time of year again krick  12/01/13 08:42 AM
. * Re: That time of year again hap  12/03/13 01:41 PM
. * Re: That time of year again sirscotty  12/01/13 08:38 AM
. * Re: That time of year again R. Belmont  12/02/13 07:43 AM
. * Re: That time of year again joey35car  12/04/13 06:33 AM
. * Re: That time of year again R. Belmont  12/04/13 06:27 PM
. * Re: That time of year again sirscotty  12/05/13 03:12 PM
. * Re: That time of year again SmitdoggAdministrator  12/05/13 11:59 PM
. * Re: That time of year again sirscotty  12/07/13 11:20 AM
. * Re: That time of year again SmitdoggAdministrator  12/07/13 01:15 PM
. * Re: That time of year again Anonymous  12/07/13 11:58 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Traso  12/04/13 06:02 AM
. * Re: That time of year again Vas Crabb  12/01/13 07:17 AM

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