Porting DirectX 12 games to Windows 7
We announced “World of Warcraft uses DirectX 12 running on Windows 7” back in March. Since that time, we have received warm welcome from the gaming community, and we continued to work with several game studios to further evaluate this work.
To better support game developers at larger scales, we are publishing the following resources to allow game developers to run their DirectX 12 games on Windows 7. Please post technical question or feedback to our Discord channel at http://discord.gg/directx.
- Development Guidance Document – please read through this document before planning and coding
- D3D12onWin7 NuGet package, which contains header file, binary files, and license terms to unblock coding
- D3D12 sample, which runs on both Win7 and Win10 with the same binary
For anything else, visit the DirectX Landing Page for the full list of resources a DirectX developer might find useful.
We would like to thank the development community for their help in evolving the DirectX 12 technology, and we have been so excited to work with game developers to bring the benefits of DirectX 12 to all their customers. Please keep the feedback coming!