If you are a Dota 2 player using an older 32-bit system, you may want to be prepared to upgrade your hardware. In a massive update covering details about The International 2021, Valve has also revealed that it plans to finish Dota 2 Support for older machines. This doesn’t just stop on 32-bit systems, but on older versions of macOS and DirectX as well.
news Along with updates on international ticket sales – along with confirmation that the main event will still happen live and in person in Romania – new details about the international feed, and some information about upcoming changes to HUD for viewers. It’s a long post, and if you dotta A fan looking forward to The International, it’s well worth the full read.
At the end of this article, Valve said it’s time to act dotta forward from the point of view of technology. “As Dota has grown and expanded over the years, so has the technology that supports it—both hardware and software,” Valve wrote. “In order to keep the game and the Source 2 engine up to date, we plan to remove support for some older systems and configurations.”
While Valve indicated that nothing changes today, it said that it will be dropping support for 32-bit hardware and operating systems in the coming months, which means you’ll need a 64-bit operating system and operating system to run the game. Support for macOS versions lower than 10.14, DirectX 9, OpenGL, and XAudio also disappears. Those using DirectX 9 will have to upgrade to DirectX 11, while those using OpenGL will switch to Vulkan, and those using XAudio will switch to SDL Audio.
Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that this update means nothing to most gamers, as Valve has indicated that most devices already support these newer technologies. “Removing these legacy technologies will allow us to simplify our development efforts as well as use the newer features of these APIs to provide better dotta experience,” Valve added.
Unfortunately, Valve hasn’t said exactly when support for these older machines and technologies will end, but we’ll be keeping our ears on the ground for more, and let you know when Valve announces new details.
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