Improving The Foundation - Directx 9 Phase Out


Hello,

For the last few years, we’ve been investing in foundational improvements of EVE, such as with the transition to a 64-bit client to set EVE up for a thriving third decade. This is the next step in that journey and it will happen on 11 January 2022. After this date, we will no longer provide a DirectX 9 capable client.

Read more: EVE Online

14 Likes

first :stuck_out_tongue:

EVE Online returns a 404.

DENIED!

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

2 Likes

“two” late :wink:

:dealwithitparrot:

This is not the topic to discuss that.

6 Likes

One can dream. Maybe in another 10 years :wink:

1 Like

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

1 Like

2023, watch the cutting of old platforms.

CCP has waited until the numbers are low enough - they did not rush it.

With less than 1% of players being limited to using DirectX 9

DX9 was good and stable and served the game well. I’m sad to see it go, but I do understand why they are doing it. And CCP seems to be doing it for the right reasons, in the right way, and at the right time - at least to the best of their abilities.

There are still a few that will be negatively impacted, and I hope they find solutions. CCP has encouraged them to reach out to CCP customer support - which means CCP cares to some degree about their customers and how changes will impact them.

I’m fine with the change. But I have one question I would like to ask CCP - will there will be a new way that can be used when debugging graphics issues? (In the past DX9 filled this role very well as a temporary alternative to DX11. So I’m curious, but am guessing there won’t be a similar solution.)

Also Zoiie, you should see the forum FAQ. Llink is at the top of all forum pages in the drop-down menu. (from FAQ: Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.)

8 Likes

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

5 Likes

Good initiative.

Consider Vulkan for less headaches, just like SC and modern intelligent people.

I heard it’s a beast in optimization, but I have zero authority on that matter. Don’t get vendor locked CCP. Just a friendly tip.

@Zoiie yes!

1 Like

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

1 Like

Thanks for the laugh!

Hell, it’s about time. Nice big grace period, but it’s time to cut the cord finally.

Yeah its been long overdue, finally time to take DX9 out back and put it out of its misery

2 Likes

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

When they also reach similar numbers of players.