MS Flight Simulator X SP2 enables DirectX10 features

Flight Simulator X Service Pack 2 previews the new technology of DirectX 10 to enhance environmental effects such as bloom, realistic water, and virtual cockpit shadowing. You must have a DirectX 10 graphics adapter to enable the DirectX 10 features (the check box for DirectX 10 is not visible if you don't have compatible hardware).

Features and improvements include virtual cockpit shadowing, HDR bloom, water enhancements, and efficiency improvements to increase performance in some areas.

To enable DirectX 10 in Flight Simulator X, open the Settings - Graphics dialog box.

Download: http://www.fsinsider.com/downloads/Pages/F...rvicePack2.aspx
News source: fsinsider.com

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fsx runs great after the service packs.

I'm running:
AMD Athlon XP 2500+
2GB DDR400
Geforce 6800GT

runs fine at around low-medium at 1280x1024

i dont know why MS doesnt just suck it up and provide DirectX for Winxp....we all know they can easily do it...so why not

Rudy said,
i dont know why MS doesnt just suck it up and provide DirectX for Winxp....we all know they can easily do it...so why not

If it's as tied to the Vista-specific driver models and APIs as they say then no, it can't be easily done.

acceleration expansion was good, hope this improves performance more

edit: looks like this is just the standalone update that was included with acceleration

hey i just submitted more or less the same post about SP2 and i didnt get the credit boo hoo lol

on a side note this isnt the final direct x 10 patch for flight sim Microsoft have stated this is just a preview and it says that in the readme on the fsinsider.com site