Cardin

Is MDX being phased out by XNA I googled around and quite some helper libraries and tutorials provided by others are being converted from MDX to XNA code, and there's also this notice on the DirectX SDK that says that MDX 2.0 beta is no longer supported and have to go back to MDX 1.1. So what is the status on MDX Is it out of development and that XNA is its successor


Re: Game Technologies: General MDX and XNA

The ZMan

MDX 1.1 is currently frozen and is no longer being updated. However its part of DX9 so will be supported for a pretty long time. Microsoft have not made any public announcements about future versions

Currently XNA sppaers to cover most, but not all of the functionality in MDX and nobody seems to be making a formal announcement that this is the MDX upgrade path. Its certainly AN upgrade path but one you need to choose based on your requirements. XNA appears to be the currently best supported Managed API for gaming though.

Bottom line - nobody knows for sure we are all waitiing for an announcement.






Re: Game Technologies: General MDX and XNA

The ZMan

Since I have answered this question a lot now. I've blogged a summary http://www.thezbuffer.com/articles/470.aspx which I will keep up to date with anything new that I learn