DirectX 11 is a collection of APIs for Microsoft Windows that facilitate access to system hardware to facilitate multimedia tasks, including video game programming, released for Windows Vista and 7.

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Ambient occlusion options in Batman: Arkham City

The Batman: Arkham City launcher appears to have two different toggles for ambient occlusion (AO). One is titled "ambient occlusion" and the other is "DirectX 11 features" (which enables MVSS and ...
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Nvidia Optimus Not letting me start games

I have a packard bell gaming laptop. Its an i5 quad core, 12 gigs of ram. and a gtx 750m The problem is that it has nvidia optimus(for those who dont know, Nvidia optimus is a feature that lets the ...
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Crysis crashes on Windows 8 Pro - what to do?

I recently got a new PC, which came with Windows 7. I installed Crysis on it and worked just fine. A few days later, Windows 8 was released and I had the option to update - which I did. I ...
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Why would I want to use a particular version of DirectX? How should I choose?

I've noticed a number of games lately that give me a choice of what version of DirectX to run the game with, usually 9, 10, or 11 (or some subset thereof). I have a graphics card that supports DirectX ...