Alternatives to DxWnd for all platforms with any license

  • D3DWindower icon


    Forced window mode for D3D/DirectDraw applications.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Untouched since sept 2004, according to the files in the archive.
  • 3D Analyze icon

    3D Analyze

    With the help of 3DA you can change different graphic options under DirectX 8 and OpenGL. 3DA changes different CAP-bits for example, if a game requires HW T&L 3DA emulates these bits and the games runs on graphic boards which...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.36b, released in December 2004, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 3D Ripper DX

    With 3D Ripper DX you can: - capture all geometry, textures and shaders, rendered during single frame; - import captured geometry into 3D Studio Max or Maya; - see what exactly has been drawn by each individual draw call; - see...

    Free Windows

  • zeckensack's Glide Wrapper

    It implements and emulates the 3dfx Voodoo cards' native Glide2 and Glide3 APIs on top of OpenGL.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued No longer updated since June 2005
  • DirectX OpenGL Wrapper

    DirectX OpenGL Wrapper emulates API calls thru OpenGL commands and other platform specific commands in order to run DirectX 8 application running on other platform than Windows.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued No updates since 2003 :

DxWnd Comments

For those who experienced game crash at start...

Positive Comment by realnabarl
about DxWnd Sep 2015

Try checking "Video -> Fix Parent Window", it works for me.
DXWnd is the only application well maintained and with powerful and all round features, there is not a good enough alternative I'm afraid.