Sorry I couldn’t think of a better title for the topic.
I have lots of questions about Unreal Engine 4. I was told to post it in public for the benefit of everyone. I think General Discussion is the correct place to talk about it?
#1. I know Unreal Engine 4 does not support Windows XP and DirectX 9 right now. Will Epic Games be adding support for Windows XP and DirectX 9, preferably DirectX 9.0c support someday in the future? I know Microsoft will stop updating Windows XP in April 2014. I have 5 PC’s 1 PC has Windows XP installed on it, my 2nd PC has Windows Vista installed on it, my 3rd PC (Which is my main PC.) has Windows 7 installed on it, my 4th PC has Windows 8 installed on it, and my 5th PC will have Windows 9 installed on it in 2015.
#2. If I don’t subscribe to pay $19 dollars (USD) a month to get the full source code and video game engine can we still get the source code to the video games that run on Unreal Engine 4 that will be released for sale in the future? Like Daylight it runs on Unreal Engine 4. I purchase Daylight from Steam and if Zombie Studios decides to put the source code for Daylight on github.com so anyone can download the source code for Daylight can we? Like how iD Software does to the PC versions of the video games that they develop and release for sale. You have to purchase DOOM 3, Doom 3: BFG Edition to be able to download the source code. Is Epic Games ok with this? What are the plans in the future for this stuff?
#3. Will Epic Games released the full source code for every single PC version of video games that you guys develop and release for sale in the future like Fortnite, etc. So we PC gamers who are modders and PC gamers who are modders and programmers to be able to mod the PC versions of the video games? Please don’t kill modding with this business model .
#4. Since Epic Games is releasing the full source code and video game engine for the PC version of Unreal Engine 4 with a $19 dollar (USD) a month subscription payment. Will Epic Games ever release the full source code and video game for the PC versions of Unreal Engine, Unreal, Unreal Tournament Game of the Year Edition, Unreal Engine 2, Unreal Tournament 2003, Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor’s Choice Edition, Unreal Engine 3, Unreal Tournament 3 Black Edition, and Bulletstorm?
#5. Since Epic Games added DirectX 11 support for Unreal Engine 3 in 2011. Will Epic Games add support for DirectX 12 and Windows 9 in 2014 or 2015 or whenever Windows 9 and DirectX 12 gets released fully? Will Epic Games support Unreal Engine 3 more? Or will Epic Games stop supporting Unreal Engine 3? I believe Unreal Engine 3 should still be supported for a long long time because it’s got a lot of good life left in it for many years left to come. Will Epic Games also get rid of that annoying texture pop in in Unreal Engine 3 ever?
I know Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in April of this year. The bet choice to avoid malware and viruses is to not share your PC in a public place and have a firewall 24/7 running. I want to develop PC versions of video games to run on Windows XP and I want to add DirectX 9.0c, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, DirectX 11.1, DirectX 11.2, and DirectX 12 in the options menu. The PC version of Metro 2033, Saints Row: The Third, Red Faction Armageddon all let you chose DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and DirectX 11 in the options menu. Windows XP is still about 29% of the market if you add Steam it’s 35% of the Market. I still think Windows XP has years of life left in it.