d3dx implementation senseless?

tony.wasserka at freenet.de tony.wasserka at freenet.de
Fri Jan 4 10:00:46 CST 2008

> I do not think patents which are blocking your ability to use the DLLs
> in Wine. It is your Windows license.
> I believe that if you have a Windows license for your machine, you are
> free to use Windows or its DLLs. This includes all the "free" downloads
> from their web-pages. I think, if you do not have a license for that
> machine, you are in violation of the license, which is illegal.
> I am not sure i got all the details right but you can probably find more
> on their web-page.
> If i understand it correctly, it of course means that there are no
> really free downloads on their web-page, as they all rely on a purchase
> of Windows. This makes the "free" download kind of expensive.
> For Wine it means that anything the user has to D/L from their homepage
> is a no-no.

Oh well, I didn't think about that, sorry.
Then it of course is a good thing if we implement our own d3dx.

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