I am not sure and have no interest in the game but i have heard that the reason it has taken so long to come over is that it is not just a straight port but it has been upgraded and developed properly for the PC so they may have added some bells and whisltes however, it will not be dx10 in any sense other than bolted on rather than intergrated IMO.
Yeah, any DirectX 10 support will likely be no better than what was seen in Crysis, Bioshock, Assassin's Creed or Far Cry 2. No reason to waste money upgrading to Vista for what should basically be no improvement.
Have you guys actually seen the Crysis on DX10 and i don't mean a video, it's true that the game didn't exactly used all that there is to DX10 but still if a game takes all the elements into account then there will be a big diff in result.
Past experiences of Grand theft Auto games on the PC, have been nothing much different from the console versions except smoother graphics. I highly doubt Rockstar will make the extra effort to implement DX10 features. It should be a good game, but don't expect that much over the PS3/XBOX 360 versions.
DX10 did make a difference. And I think it was worth it, it added some punch to bumpmapping and A LOT to HDR effects, instead of annoying bloom that lost detail DX10 enabled true HDR-R that didn't lose details. also sun rays through trees (which was a big part in Crysis).
I think rockstar will add DX10 but just to dramatize sun effects (which was a big thing in the trailer).
*Waits for the dx9 could be hacked to dx10 levels comment for crysis.*
Only game i have seen that updated a dx9 game to use dx10 effects which cannot be done in dx9 is call of juarez, whether or not rockstar will put such effort as techland did for that game i do not know.
P.S, i love mentioning call of juarez btw.
Call of Juarez looked amazing in that Direct X10 benchmark demo, but it brought my overclocked 8800GTX to it's knees.
Articles that I have looked at indicate Microsoft will release both 32bit and 64bit versions.
yes there is 32bit in win7 i have it on my virtualPC2007 and its better then 32bit vista. i also have 64bit win7 and its good. So far needs some work here and there. But, its just a beta so be patient. Vista32 has gotten better with SP1. I think sp2 beta has a bug tho cause I'm crashing. That may just be a dust issue I'm not sure.