World of Warcraft - Cataclysm: Experimental DirectX 11 support

The upcoming WoW Addon Cataclysm has an experimental DirectX 11 path. PC Games Hardware shows you how to enable the dx11 renderer and shows the potential benefits.
WoW Cataclysm (21)
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If you participate in the beta of World of Warcraft - Cataclysm and if have a DirectX 11-compliant system, you may experience the benefits of DX11 using a modified shortcut.

To do this, expand a shortcut to the woW.exe with "-d3d11". Alternatively, open the "" in "\ World of Warcraft \ Beta \ WTF" and add the line SET gxApi "d3d11" (with quotes). With the experimental DirectX 11 path the visuals changes: Spells now reflect in the water or lava, so do the characters and the sky. However the pretty transitions between water and shore disappear - hopefully, this is just a bug.

What do you think of the experimental DX11 changes?

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Author: Marc Sauter (Jul 05, 2010)

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