[directmusic] Re: backwards compatibility with xact...

  • From: Michael Sweet <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: directmusic@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 13:44:42 -0500

Thanks for the responses. I was asking my question for another reason too, and that is how many of the DirectMusic projects we've worked on in the past will be incompatible with future releases. I haven't tested any of the games I've worked on in Vista.

Any info on this also would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Also all the products that I'm currently working on are targeting XP, for what it's worth. Every time I ask them about Vista compatibility they kind of shrug there shoulders. :) This sounds like a sure fire way to bite us in the butt later on.

PS, I think I'm actually the current administrator for this list. I'll keep it open until either this thread ends or unless there's a bunch of renewed interest.


On Nov 7, 2007, at 12:24 PM, Scott Morgan wrote:

I’m still here. J  Wow I thought this list had been killed for sure!

Anyway, no XACT doesn’t and probably never will support DMusic.

-Scott Morgan
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From: directmusic-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:directmusic- bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kenneth Young
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 8:29 AM
To: directmusic@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [directmusic] Re: backwards compatibility with xact...

Wow, blast from the past! :)

Development stopped on DirectMusic as of DirectX 8.1 (I think).

Whilst future versions of DirectX are meant to be backwards compatible with older versions, I wouldn't count on it.

Any Microsfot people still on here? You might be better off posing your question to Brian Schmidt or Scott Selfon - I think David Yackley left Microsoft around the same time development on DM was wrapped up around 4 years ago.



> From: michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [directmusic] backwards compatibility with xact...
> Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 11:17:17 -0500
> To: directmusic@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Hey Everyone - If this list still exists....
> Is Microsoft going to continue to support DirectMusic with the advent
> of XACT? I have a project that the styles and chord mapping features
> might really be good for, but I'm unclear about whether DirectMusic
> is going to be supported in future versions of DirectX. Does anyone
> have knowledge of this?
> Thanks!
> --Michael Sweet

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