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Since Windows 95 was itself still new and few games had been released for it, Microsoft engaged in heavy promotion of Direct X to developers who were generally distrustful of Microsoft's ability to build a gaming platform in Windows. John, the evangelist for Direct X, staged an elaborate event at the 1996 Computer Game Developers Conference which game developer Jay Barnson described as a Roman theme, including real lions, togas, and something resembling an indoor carnival.
It was at this event that Microsoft first introduced Direct3D and Direct Play, and demonstrated multiplayer Mech Warrior 2 being played over the Internet.
Direct3D was intended to be a Microsoft controlled alternative to Open GL, focused initially on game use.
As 3D gaming grew, Open GL developed to include better support for programming techniques for interactive multimedia applications like games, giving developers choice between using Open GL or Direct3D as the 3D graphics API for their applications.
The Direct X team faced the challenging task of testing each Direct X release against an array of computer hardware and software.
A variety of different graphics cards, audio cards, motherboards, CPUs, input devices, games, and other multimedia applications were tested with each beta and final release.
As Direct3D is the most widely publicized component of Direct X, it is common to see the names "Direct X" and "Direct3D" used interchangeably.
The Direct X software development kit (SDK) consists of runtime libraries in redistributable binary form, along with accompanying documentation and headers for use in coding.
Originally, the runtimes were only installed by games or explicitly by the user.
The API was developed jointly between Microsoft and Nvidia, which developed the custom graphics hardware used by the original Xbox.
The Xbox API was similar to Direct X version 8.1, but is non-updateable like other console technologies.