Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Most Powerful Graphics Lib

Posted on 1998-07-08
3
172 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
Hi all,
   As being said, can you tell me which is the most powerful graphics library in the market place right now?
for DOS and Windows? or either.

Jacky
0
Comment
Question by:whluk
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
jstolan earned 20 total points
ID: 1167400
DIrectX 5.0 is the most powerful for Windows Game applications.  Almost all new games use it.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:alexo
ID: 1167401
>> DIrectX 5.0 is the most powerful for Windows Game applications.
There is a large number of people who swear by OpenGL.  It is an open multiplatform standard not controlled by microsoft.

>> Almost all new games use it.
This does not make it the most powerful library.
Almost all new programs are written for Win95.  Does that make it the "most powerful" operating system?  (Hint: no.)
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:jstolan
ID: 1167402
>>There is a large number of people who swear by OpenGL
There are a large number of people who swear by OS/2.  Does THAT make it the "most powerful" operating system?  I'd give you a hint, but I think you know the answer.

>>Almost all new programs are written for Win95...
In fact I would say almost all new programs are written for 32 bit Windows, which includes Win95 and WinNT (also Win98, but who cares).  I think I could argue that 32 bit Windows is the most powerful operating system.  The marketplace (which is the only thing that matters) certainly would support that argument.  I know almost all of my new business is writing programs for NT.

The "most powerful" description can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people.  You can also get into religious wars.  Some people would avoid DirectX simply because it was written by Microsoft.

To my way of thinking, most powerful is a measure of how easy it is to do the task I need.  For most high end graphics applications DirectX will blow away OpenGL.  In addition, you get the added bonus of DirectSound and DirectConnect.  Plus, you don't have to worry about whether you have a compatible graphics card (everybody supports DirectX).  The only reason I could see for going to anything other than DirectX is if the user needs to support a non-windows operating system.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
is twain_32.dll cmpatible with windows 10 ? 10 184
Dynamically allocate memory 9 62
Best book to learn C++ 4 84
C++ help/ Toy problem 19 30
Templates For Beginners Or How To Encourage The Compiler To Work For You Introduction This tutorial is targeted at the reader who is, perhaps, familiar with the basics of C++ but would prefer a little slower introduction to the more ad…
Written by John Humphreys C++ Threading and the POSIX Library This article will cover the basic information that you need to know in order to make use of the POSIX threading library available for C and C++ on UNIX and most Linux systems.   [s…
The viewer will learn additional member functions of the vector class. Specifically, the capacity and swap member functions will be introduced.
The viewer will be introduced to the member functions push_back and pop_back of the vector class. The video will teach the difference between the two as well as how to use each one along with its functionality.

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question