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  1. That's exactly my point. I think having that little bit of info and the links to the software are more than enough for a page, then it would solve the broken links and still have the info for the fix/work-around in the (admittedly) few instances were it's used. Mostly I see this sort of thing (along with IDAMTools 2.0, AddGame.Reg, and 3D-Analyze) being used by people still running systems that don't have modern API support, or a few specific cases were a modern system's API support precludes running an old game. The pool of people that need these types of tools are small, but I think having the info available on the Wiki is worthwhile. It's also interesting that Alphabet/Google has taken over the SwiftShader project for use with modern APIs to switch to mobile platforms. There may be some functionality in the PC gaming space under the right circumstances as well. Like running Vulkan titles on non-Vulkan supported GPUs, etc.
  2. SwiftShader is mentioned in a couple articles (i.e. Diablo III & Legend of Grimrock) with a broken and/or unresolved link. If someone could create the Swiftshader page: What it is statement: A CPU-based implementation of the Vulkan and OpenGL ES graphics APIs (Note: it has legacy DX8/9 API implementations as well) Github page: https://github.com/google/swiftshader Google Git: https://swiftshader.googlesource.com/SwiftShader/ (this looks like the main repository) and there's a google drive for a Windows 32 and 64 bit build of the D3D9.dll: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8_BlOx5-97CRldzOEg5S3o0NUk There's a video of the DX9 implementation running Crisis: SwiftShader - Can it run Crysis? Yes! And another video on the more practical side of why/when it would need to be used: "Gaming" With Old Intel GMA 3100 Integrated Graphics Anywho's, seems like a useful tool in the right situation.
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